Excessive barking, inappropriate elimination, or even destructive chewing, scratching, or aggression can be a sign that your dog is stressed. Common stressors for dogs are:
- New Visitors
- Separation from you
- Loud noises like thunder or fireworks
- Change in the family/house
Comfort Zone with D.A.P (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) helps curb bad behaviors borne of stress. The ingredients in Comfort Zone mimic the pheromones a mother dog produces to calm and reassure her puppies. Dogs can respond to this calming effect throughout their entire lives. Calming pheromones in Comfort Zone communicate a reassuring message, thereby reducing or eliminating inappropriate behavior.
The Comfort Zone Plug-In diffuser delivers the pheromone 24 hours a day for approximately four weeks. It continuously releases the active ingredient into the dog’s environment and allows trouble-free treatment in a 650-square-foot area. Comfort Zone spray is good for temporarily stressful situations such as travel, veterinary visits, thunderstorms, and crate training.
Personal Experiences of Using Feliway to Help Stop Dog Behavioral Issues
- Keri: My husband and I often allow our two Chinese Cresteds to sleep on the bed with us, because they love to snuggle and are extremely well behaved all night. However, it’s important to us that both JP and Mo stay acquainted with their crate for the occasions we travel with them, or when they need to stay overnight at “grandma’s.” JP has perfect crate manners, but we think Mo previously had bad experiences being left alone in a crate too long, and we’ve had to do a lot of work to reduce his anxiety over it.Usually being sent into the crate at bedtime means deep sighs, one or two whines, and a lot of emphatic rearranging of blankets from Mo before he settles down beside JP and falls asleep. Recently, however, Mo’s behavior regressed to loud crying, trembling, and rattling the crate door long after he should be dreaming. It was troubling JP and keeping all of us awake. We went back to crate training basics for a few days, with lots of praise and treats and short trips inside with the door closed, but Mo wasn’t responding as well he had before. Then, when I was pulling all their bedding out for laundry day, I realized that the Comfort Zone Plug-In hidden behind their crate was empty, and must have been for over a week.I brought home a refill the next day, and kept trying to make the crate a happy place. Within two nights Mo was back to his usual routine of a brief “poor me” show (he truly has a flair for the dramatic) before promptly passing out and sleeping soundly through the night. In fact, he and JP won’t even glance up in the morning when I get out of bed, and stay sleeping peacefully until my husband comes to open the crate door later. I really think the Comfort Zone close by is the little extra that Mo needs to relax, remember all of our training, and deal with the situation instead of working himself into a panic.
- Claire: As my friend just adopted a 9-year-old dog, Sierra, I thought perhaps that a Comfort Zone plug-in may offer some relief for the dog’s anxiety. When Sierra is home alone, things can get a little crazy. They placed a Comfort Zone diffuser in their kitchen, which is where they keep Sierra when they are not home. They started using the diffuser on Wednesday, and Sierra started to show a difference in behavior quickly. Sierra wasn’t following them around as much from room to room, and also has stopped whining when left in the kitchen while they are not in the house. Sierra had figured out how to open the gate they have in place to keep the kids out of the kitchen and the dog in the kitchen. On Saturday, when Sierra was left alone, she didn’t break through the gate as she normally would. I noticed that Sierra seems a lot more relaxed when I come over. She isn’t constantly walking around checking out everything, but rather lying down and relaxing when everyone is busy doing something. It’s a definite relief to have found something to help make a new addition to the family feel more at home.
(CLOSED:) Enter our Comfort Zone Giveaway*: We are giving away 10 FREE Comfort Zone With D.A.P. (for dogs) products!
For a chance to win one item:
- Leave a comment on this post telling us why your dog needs Comfort Zone.
- BE SURE TO SPECIFY if you want the plug-in OR the spray. (In your comment, you must pick only one, and specify which one.)
Ten lucky winners will be selected on September 1, 2011 at Noon CST.
* One entry per person. No purchase is necessary to participate. You should be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Shipping to winner will be supplied by Drs. Foster and Smith. Ten lucky winners will be chosen at Noon CST on September 1, 2011. Winner will be announced on www.dfs-pet-blog.com/2011/08/comfort-zone-for-dogs/. Sponsor: Foster & Smith, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Rhinelander, WI 54501-0100. Employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Winner will be notified by email, and must reply with their shipping information within 7 days. Failure to reply within the 7 days will forfeit your prize.