Massage is wonderful tool for nervous or anxious dogs. The slow, relaxed touch can help a stressed dog relax.
Using certain areas to affect the parasympathetic nervous system are always a great place to start massage with nervous dogs.
In the same way, you can calm down a hyper puppy or a reactive adult dog.
Free Motion Animal Massage is always happy to teach owners a modified calming massage, so the owners know who to calm their puppy down when playtime is over, or calm a anxiety filled dog. It works great and both dog and owner full the increased bond it give them.