Okay, I know that sounds weird. Natural pet care and dog massages. Sounds like something you would find at a very ritzy dog hotel for the Paris Hilton chihuahuas of the world. It may sound silly, but natural pet care has worked wonders for Elvis, and could do the same for your pup.
You can tap into the state of love in many ways, including using your imagination to focus on the experience of being loved by someone you love, by the Universe, an imaginary being or by nature. If you can't do it on your own, listen to a CD with a loving guided relaxation.