ADAPTIL (D.A.P.)Collar contains D.A.P. and offers a natural and convenient way to help manage stress-related behavior in your dog. Designed to provide comfort to puppies and adult dogs in stressful situations, ADAPTIL helps responsiveness to behavior therapy and training.
Nursing mother dogs naturally produce an appeasing pherome. Clinical studies have demonstrated that a synthetic analogue of this pheromne (D.A.P.) helps provide reassurance and comfort to puppies and dogs of all ages.
Helps reduce stress in challenging situations (louds noises, boarding, travelling and new surroundings)
Promotes learning and improves adaptation to modern lifestyle, helping prevent potential stress-related behavior problems in adulthood.
*The efficacy of ADAPTIL has been proven by numerous clinical studies published in scientific journals or presented at international conferences (under the trademark D.A.P.). Please refer to the directions on how to fit the ADAPTIL Collar.
The ADAPTIL Collar will last up to 4 weeks. Unless you are shampooing the dog the colar must remain on at all times.
The ADAPTIL Collar may be used with ADAPTIL Diffuser or ADAPTIL Spray as required.
ADAPTIL can be used with traditional medications.
ADAPTIL is behavioral pheromone treatment, not veterinary medicine. If there are signs od disease or other medical issues, consult your veterinarian.
For best result, carefully follow instructions and precautions on the package insert.
Place a finger in the plastic loop situated in the inside of the collar close to the buckle
Using this loop pull the thin plastic to uncoil the collar
Fasten the collar
Place over your dogs head to tie loosely around the neck.
Tighten the collar to fit snugly with your dog's skin
You should be able to place no more than 2 fingers between collar and dog's skin.
Ensure the collar is fixed inside the buckle
Cut off the excess portion of the collar
ADAPTIL Collar wil last 4 weeks. Replace collar as required. Unless you are shampooing the dog, the collar must remain on at all times. Duration of use must be determined by the nature/cause of the fear and according to the duration of combined behavior therapy.
Remove the collar before bathing or shampooing your dog and replace it after the dog's coat is dry. Collar will not release pheromone when wet.
Do not use collar on dogs with extensive skin lesions
DAP Collar Calmed Her Down by Rosie's Mom11/12/2011
We are in the process of re-training our 8 year old toy poodle who is extremely attached to her Mom. This collar was recommended by her pet trainer and it works. Rosie is much calmer when she has the collar on and it will be much appreciated when we fly with her across the country in December.
by from 11/08/2011
These are the best for assisting a neurotic dog calm. I first used them to help a recently rescued Sheltie settle into his new home. He had been constantly shaking and experiencing GI issues due to his new stress. The DAP collar and plug in kept near his crate helped tremendously. Now my second Sheltie is using these collars in addition to Prozac to help with his fear and anxiety issues he has recently acquired. The medication and the DAP collar work well together and the fears are subsiding. I recommend these collars to others when asked while at the neighborhood dog park. Two others are now using them also with improvement in their dogs' fears also.
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Super fast delivery, great product by Point Cook Dog Training from Point Cook, Australia01/10/2012
This product is fabulous and works so well on many stressed dogs.
Delivery this time round was super fast.
Reformulated Product Concern by Murpher from Indiana03/27/2012
Original D.A.P. collar immediately calmed my Golden Retriever of noises, storms, other dogs and was totally awesome! In the second box of the 3- pk. (month 2) as Entirely Pets informed me, was a newly reformulated D.A.P. collar. It had no effect for a few days, we removed it for a bath, and he has since been lethargic, edgy and appears to be depressed. I'm afraid to put it back on, or leave it off! Loved old formulation, fear new one.
Helps Ease Severe Separation Anxiety by PuppyMama08/07/2010
I'm the lucky mama of a 6 month old beagle mix with severe separation anxiety. She starts scratching at the door, crying, barking, and howling within minutes of us leaving the house. We tried kong toys, lots of exercise, low key leaving/greetings, and none of it was making much difference. I bought the DAP collar after reading positive reviews. I wasn't sure how much of an impact the collar was having until I took it off one day when we went to the dog beach to avoid getting it wet. She had gotten to the point where she could stay 10-20 minutes alone without crying or yelping. Well, the day we took the collar off her, she started crying the moment the door shut. I was surprised by her strong reaction and then realized that her collar was off. I put it back on and she was back to her "normal" self. I noticed the same pattern about 4 weeks after we bought it when it needed to be replaced. She showed much more frantic behavior when we would leave, so I replaced the collar and now she is back to herself. While the collar is far from a cure for her, it has taken the "edge off" her anxiety enough that I think with time and patience we will be able to train her to stay alone. I would recommend it to others facing similar problems.
Great non-drug option! by Schnoodle Mom from Ohio10/27/2011
I adopted a dog and she was really upset/fearful at first. These collars really work great. After putting it on she calmed down a lot. Really would recommend this product to anyone with a dog with anxiety problems.
by from 11/13/2011
When our (then) puppy's behaviorist recommended these to us we were frankly quite skeptical. I am happy to say we were wrong! He has severe separation anxiety disorder, and these collars have made a huge difference in his overall anxiety level. It's obvious from his behavior when it is wearing off, but what we find really amazing is that when we get the new package out he is all over us! We can barely open it and cut it to size because he's climbing all over me, licking my hands and face - we're afraid we're going to accidentally snip his snout in the process.
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Awesome Product by LB from Kansas City12/06/2011
I foster dogs and most are VERY stressed when they come to me. I see such a calming change come over them within a day or two after putting on the DAP collar. I like the collars better then the plugins because they are great for stressful travelers. My last foster dog was being sedated by her owners during thunder storms. I did not have to give her any sedation she just a DAP collar.
In the arsenal for my anxious dog by Laura from Crested Butte, CO11/08/2011
I've been using these on my sweet but very nervous and neurotic, fear aggressive rescue dog for about a year, now. I really believe they keep her calmer. After about a month, I can tell her stress is rising and she needs a new collar. For my dog, the DAP collars have not been miraculous by any means (I wish they were) but in combination with amitriptyline and various behavioral modifications, her anxiety is less extreme and easier to handle. Definitely worth a try.