collar(DAP) is not as effectivr as I hoped.
The new DAP collar is simply not as effective as the original. My dog's behavior is spotty. She is calm one moment and stressed out the next.
Worth every penny!
from Fairfield CT10/01/2013
My vet recommended the Adaptil products when my Lab had some real issues with a Golden puppy that we adopted. Since I have 3 dogs, it was recommended each have a collar. I can honestly say, the Lab, while still somewhat jealous, is much calmer, the Golden puppy much less upset when crated, and my older Golden with the chronic anxiety has definately become calmer. Used in combination with the spray, it has made life much easier and less stressful in our house.
Good Purchase. Our Suzy is a Shepherd/Chow and high strung. In addition, she will not settle down when there is a storm. She has a tendency to follow us from room to room. With the D.A.P. collar, she is able to relax more-still doesn't like storms but will lie still next to someone till it is over. It doesn't make her slow or lethargic, but just helps to relieve her tension. She is still very active. I recommend the collar to relax your four legged friend.
I'm a believer
by Rescue's Mom05/02/2012
I'm a born sceptic,but I believe in this product. My hyper rescue girl starts to get edgy on day 31 of wearing her collar. Change it and she calms down. I can see her getting wound up, look at the calendar, and realize it's been a month in the old collar. Don't know if it works for all dogs, but give it a try if having trouble with fear aggression or other behavior issues.
Consistent calming assistance
by 2 Lab Mom06/04/2014
My 10 yo Lab is afraid of anything that remotely sounds like thunder or gun shots. I use a number of methods for reducing anxiety, but he has been wearing these collars for a few years now and they are the BEST for consistent calming and taking the "edge" off. He was refusing to leave the house for walks or rides due to anxiety. The collars are on him, helping at all times. They do take a few days to have a full effect, but consistent wearing definitely helps.
very good product
my vet recommended d.a.p. collar for my dog's noise sensitivity and, while this isn't a miracle cure, it definitely makes a difference. it started working gradually but when it stopped working after 4 or 5 weeks (as it is supposed to), i noticed the difference immediately, so i got her a new one. now i keep a constant supply. i'm combining this with counter-conditioning and desensitization, so i hope she'll get to a point at which she won't need it anymore. in the meantime, though, this is definitely worth the money and i absolutely recommend it!
The D.A.P. collars have made a tremendous difference when traveling with my dog. I have tried EVERYTHING else and these are the only things that make traveling tolerable.
Work well ?
The collars seem to work well, but my Smooth-Coated Collie, who is my Service Dog of 7.5 years and who is now 9 yrs. old, has only recently become afraid of the noises in our apartment building, and I don't see too much improvement. He has always been the most chill dog, but even with the collar, he jumps up each time someone opens their mailbox, or a door opens and closes. It upsets me because he is so unhappy now. But I might try the wall unit spray in conjunction with the collars.
Great for Stresshead dogs
from Melbourne Australia03/20/2013
I use adaptil on my poodle who suffers from separation anxiety. I believe it definately works
Did not work at all
by Re Re
from Stevenson Ranch, California06/18/2013
Although I tried the collar on my dog, Maggie May, for two weeks, I saw absolutely no improvement in her behavior. For that reason I mailed the collars back today. Oh well, it was worth a try!
sold on this product
by Bailey's dad02/25/2014
without going to drugs etc our pet has less stress since we began using the ADAPTIL collar. Thanks to our vet for his recommendation
Didn't notice any difference
I used the collar on a "broken" dog. I did not notice any difference in his level of anxiety. Might work on a less broken dog though.
I'm happy with the way this product performed. What I am not happy about is how difficult it is to get off once you put it on. The instructions say it shouldn't get wet. My dogs swim almost everyday in the summer, and like to play in the hose when the pool isn't available. The part that holds the collar to the clasp is pretty flimsy. It breaks when I applied enough force to remove the collar. I would like to recommend to the manufacturer they consider making the collar easier to take on and off. The other reason the collar needed to be removed is my dog is involved in agility. Collars must be removed to run. Besides for the difficulty with the off/on part, I liked how it worked.
See my review for the same product but in the smaller size. I think this product is brilliant and should be made more readily available to all dogs with behavioural issues as well as puppies.
by barb a
THESE COLLARS HAVE BEEN A LIFESAVER MY FOR MY WEIMARANER. SHE HAS CALMED DOWN AND SHE HAS BEAUTIFUL
PERSONALITY NOW. I WOULD RECOMMEND THESE COLLARS TO RELAX AND CALM YOUR DOG !!!!
Calm At Last
by Shadow's Mom
Our dog was so anxious we had tried everything - obedience classes, behaviorist, and medication which caused her to have seizures. My husband couldn't stand it and really wanted the dog gone. I had even contacted a rescue group. THEN my vet asked if I have heard of D.A.P. collars. She had heard about them from another vet, but had never seen them and couldn't say anything else. The other vet had said a family had great success with them. MAKE THAT TWO FAMILIES. Now our dog is calmer, doesn't bark all the time and gets along with our other pets. When she does start barking excessively,I know that it's time to change the collar. We now have that interval marked on the calendar. The collar is effective for a month. My husband now thinks she is the sweetest dog ever. D.A.P. saved the dog.
from Mercer, PA10/31/2011
We have a mixed breed dog we found as a puppy along the roadside. He has a true Jekyll and Hyde personality but the D.A. P. collars have helped immensely. Your prices are very competitive and we received the collars in two days. Thank you!
The calming collars worked like magic on my 2 dogs. There were no more fights that had happened out of thin air. These collars saved me from having to give one dog back to the spca!
The way to a calm dog
from Calabasas, CA09/17/2013
These were recommended by a dog behaviorist and are 100% worth the purchase. They turn an otherwise frequently agitated dog into a content pet.
I have been using these collars on my Aussie who has had obsessive licking issues. Since the collar she has stopped. And she's also a much happier dog. It took about a week for me to notice the changes, but they are awesome, and have worked for my dog.
Comparable to a local purchase made at a vet clinic, but less expensive.
Not so good
The clasp on the collar was cheap and broke almost immediately. I drilled a couple holes through it and tied it back together but it stretched to the point that it was no longer snug enough. I am not sure if the formula works or not, perhaps the sprays might work, I just don't know.
It does work for many dogs. Worth trying. We have used many dap products at our doggy daycare and have seen great results!
by Fuzzy Bear
from Melbourne Australia02/28/2013
I found the adaptil collar made a dramatic difference to my dogs anxiety. She is a lot calmer and settled and now only barks to alert us to people passing by instead of any little noise.
Life changing product
by dog trainer
The DAP collar has helped a great many of my dog clients to lead much happier and less fearful lives. My own very anxious dog has been able to compete in obedience after she began wearing the collar - it allowed her to learn to deal with stress and change without fear and she has become more outgoing and enjoys her life much more
These collars have allowed me to keep both of my dogs. They became aggressive to each other and the collars have calmed them down and they are now friends again. I will never allow them to go without them.
I had been having trouble with my new dog for over a year and a half with night time urination in the house. I tried several different methodologies to stop this, but to no avail. My vet suggested the DAP collar and the results were immediate! His anxiety at not finding me at night were calmed and I've had no problems since!
It worked better than we were told it would
from Sydney Australia06/06/2012
We have an alpa cocker spaniel who tends to attack our other two cockers if they invade her "space" as she decides it to be. Since we have used the collars she is much more settled & leaves the other girls alone much more
I first purchased this collar just before July 4th for both of my dogs. Kona stressed out in the car, and Sammy suffers from anxiety from hard rain, thunder, lightning & fireworks. The collar did not help Kona, but OMGosh what a blessing for Sammy. This collar helps Sammy cope with all the loud noises that used to make him crazy. He's now calm and laid back. This collar definitely works for Sammy.
Did nothing to calm down my female who get anxious on car rides. If anything, I would say she seemed more nervous when using this product. Also made my male dog excited. He would whine and try to hump the collar. Definitely would not buy this product again.
My lab mix has been getting progressively more anxious with thunderstorms and now the certain noises (the oven, the A/C turning on). I've tried natural remedies, and clomipramine, with only very moderate success. She continued to chew through doors, door handles, chairs etc. With the collar there's been a marked improvement in her behavior. Now she's more relaxed and less stressed - even less aggressive to other dogs. After the first collar, I didn't renew it because thunderstorm season had passed, and now I'm buying more because she's back to her stressed ways. I think it really works.
by Emma's mom11/15/2011
Emma sees a canine behavior specialist, who recommended this product. THIS IS THE BEST PRICE and the product really works!!!
We got a new dog, Tigger, who turns out to be highly excitable. When he plays with our other dog Bodie, he becomes hyper-excited, & starts yipping at her & dive-bombing her, & if we didn't intervene, he wouldn't let her stop playing. The DAP collar makes it so he plays nicely with her. I can really tell the difference when the collar wears out & it's time for a new one!
I was skeptical, but . . .
There was a marked and positive change in our dog's behavior within minutes of putting on the collar. She seems happier, more confident, more playful. She is noticeably less aggressive in the situations where aggression had been her standard (inappropriate) response.
from Ontario, Canada06/22/2012
Have found this product to be effective for our rescued dogs. And received prompt and efficient service from EntirelyPets.
from Houston, TX11/12/2013
Recommended by our Vet to help calm our pet follow heart worm treatment.
Brings peace back to the household!
from Sugar Land, TX11/05/2012
Initially skeptical about the effectiveness of these collars, I decided to try them. With 7 dogs at the house, feeding time can get a little 'ramped up'! One dog in particular, Lucky, is especially fond of his food and impatient while we prepare all the different bowls. Oftentimes he would charge the other dogs while waiting, be very vocal, and create 'drama' twice daily at this time.
We purchased the collars, and within a few days, noticed a 'calmness' about him, and about the household in general. We can definitely tell when he's nearing the end of the month, and choose to replace the collar at the 3 week mark. Since we've done this, for the past 6 months, 'scuffles' have been kept to a minimum and the household is much more calm and manageable overall.
THANK YOU for making a difference for all 7 of my beloved dogs (through ONE of them wearing the collar), and for keeping the energy of the house at an acceptable level!
these really work
from sydney Australia11/06/2012
we have an alpha cocker spaniel girl and she was bossing the other 2 ladies around something terrible the collars settled her brilliantly
It really helps our dog with aggression issues.
from Livonia, MI03/27/2012
The DAP collar has been a life saver for our dog --literally! She has many social anxiety issues and was just not a happy dog--dogs should be happy!!--and the DAP collar has helped her be more calm and relaxed. Great price--MUCH cheaper than buying from the vet --especially in multi pack.
from Alexandrian, VA02/15/2012
My dog has not calmed down at all. He's had the collar on for 10 - 14 days. He is an anxiety eater and has cost us thousands in vet bills and operations. In fact he ate a tissue this morning that he stole from a trash can as I was getting ready to leave for work. Back to the Hannibal Lechter mask..............
Adaptil Works For My Dog
from Central Pennsylvania05/27/2014
My collie mix has some general anxiety and is sensitive to engine noises and thunder. He has been wearing an Adaptil collar for two months and appears to be more calm. It has helped with engine noises and thunder but not totally taken away his anxiety about these two things. But I feel that the collar has lessened his general anxiety and I will continue to use it.
Really good purchase
from Rhode island03/12/2013
This purchase was for Murphy who is a very lovable boxer but does need help with his anxiety. This seems to work best for him.
We're still figuring out if this collar works. I think that it has helped calm my dog a bit. Buying a 3-pack at this great deal is a bonus.
How can I be expected to rate a product which I never received?
Great alternative to medicine for my elderly dog with a few health issues. The collar in conjunction with the diffuser has helped calm the dog's anxieties.
ADA[TIL collar for medium and large dogs
I have a nine year old standard poodle with an attitude. Have I ever been surprised at how calm this collar has helped her become. I will continue to use it.
May work for others
from Indianapolis, IN01/18/2012
We bought the collar for our Corgi/Doxie mix. We have been using the spray and it was somewhat helpful. The only problem we have with her is she gets nervous in the car. We are RVers and travel a great deal. We adopted her at 5 yrs of age and do not know her history. The collar might work if she did not have such a thick coat at her neck. It made a little difference at first. She quiets down after about 10 minutes with the spray on a soft collar.
DAP Collars are the best
by Blain's Mom
from southern WI08/21/2011
When we adopted our Blain he was so fearful and full of anxiety we had to carry him into the house everytime he was out. He was afraid of shadows, noises and basically everything. He hid in the bedroom. We thought he would get better with time, he didn't. Our vet recomended the DAP collar and after a couple weeks he showed improvement. Now after a number of months he is a new dog. He runs in and out of the house on his own and is in the living room doing just that ....living. Love the DAP collar, definately worth the money.
Just started this product as recommended by our vet.
Helps me with Fireworks
from Vancouver, British Columbia11/12/2012
Very afraid of seasonal fireworks.....Has helped to relax my dog and put her at ease.