When you’re in the waiting room, help your dog feel more relaxed by bringing their favourite toy or blanket, or ideally both. This should help them feel more relaxed and secure.
If you possibly can, make sure you sit well away from the door. Dogs can find it very difficult to relax near a door, so the further away you can be from this busy area, the better.
Also, make sure your dog is facing away from other dogs. If possible, try and leave some space between your dog and others. This may not always be possible, but if you can, try and book your next appointment at the practice’s least busy time of day.
Try and get your dog to focus their attention on you, this will help them avoid eye contact with other dogs – often a cause of tension or frustration within the confined space of a waiting room.