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.