How to Calm My Hyperactive Squirrel
Have you ever wondered how to calm my hyperactive squirrel? Here are some tips. Try Grandma’s Law, or “Putting down a nut.” Or establish ground rules with your dog. The more strict your rules are, the more likely your dog will be to obey them. And if all else fails, simply give her a treat. But remember, she has to be willing to obey your commands in order to get the treat.
Putting down a nut
If you’ve ever tried to put down a nut to calm a squirrel, you’ve probably noticed that the animal will quickly return to the same location. The reason? Scientists say that squirrels have memory tricks and are able to fake-bury nuts to find them again. This trick has been around for ages, but it still works to a certain degree. It’s best to practice putting down a nut before giving it to your squirrel, as it’s more likely to remember where it was found.
The first step in calming a hyperactive squirrel is to avoid any danger. Squirrels often become defensive when they perceive a threat, such as a human, as a potential predator. However, when you take away the food, the squirrel will be able to return to its usual behavior. Also, make sure not to approach the animal near a window or door. The scent of food may upset a squirrel and make them angry.
Letting your dog out of the house
You’ve probably noticed that your dog becomes enthralled by a hyperactive squirrel or bird in the yard or on the street. To help calm down your dog, you can put your dog on a leash and gently lead it towards the squirrel or bird. Treat your dog whenever it responds to the squirrel or bird. If you can’t calm down the dog, you can try giving it a treat after he stops barking.
After your dog has calmed down, it’s time to teach him some simple commands to get the attention of the hyperactive squirrel or bird. First, give your dog an indoor command. Try to get your dog to sit when the squirrel is on the ground. You can also ask him to wait in a secluded spot. You should avoid noisy areas and places where other people are congregated.
Establishing ground rules with your dog
For many pet owners, training their dog to ignore a hyperactive squirrel is not an easy task. They are the center of your dog’s universe, and it’s tough to get your pup to focus and stop barking every time a squirrel runs by. Here are some tips to help your dog learn how to ignore a squirrel and calm itself down. Once a squirrel has been eliminated from your yard, you can introduce a new squirrel training routine to help your dog ignore it.
The first step in teaching your dog to ignore the squirrel is to establish ground rules for indoor behavior. Decide on the desired behavior and reward your dog when it behaves properly. Then, reward calmness by giving it small treats every time it responds. Repeat the process several times a day to reinforce this behavior. By allowing your dog to learn your expectations and stay calm, you will be able to handle any hyperactive squirrel with ease.
What is the best way to calm a hyperactive squirrel?
The best way to calm a hyperactive squirrel is to provide it with a safe environment plenty of food and water and to give it time to adjust.
What should I do if my squirrel is still hyperactive after I’ve tried to calm it?
If your squirrel is still hyperactive after you’ve tried to calm it you may need to consult with a veterinarian or a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.