How to Massage a Puppy

Choose a Calm Environment: Find a quiet, calm space free from distractions where you and your puppy can relax.

Use Gentle Strokes: Start with gentle, slow strokes to help your puppy get accustomed to touch and build trust.

Pet and Praise: While massaging, combine your strokes with petting and praise to create a positive experience for your puppy.

Focus on Muscle Groups: Pay attention to key muscle groups like the neck, shoulders, back, and hindquarters, using gentle circular motions.

Watch for Cues: Observe your puppy's body language to ensure they are comfortable and enjoying the massage. If they show signs of discomfort, stop immediately.

Gradual Progression: Gradually increase the pressure of your strokes as your puppy becomes more relaxed and accustomed to the massage.

Keep Sessions Short: Puppy massages should be short, usually around 5-10 minutes, to avoid overwhelming your puppy.

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