Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) mimics the the natural pheromone released by the mother dog 3-5 days after having a litter of puppies. DAP has a calming and reassuring property in both puppies and adult dogs that can reduce or eliminate unwanted behavior due to stress, such as, noise phobias (thunderstorms, fireworks), traveling, sepearation related issues, holiday stress, and puppy/dog adoption. to reduce or eliminate stress in dogs of all ages. Dog Appeasing Pheromone has a relaxing effect for both the young and adults dogs. It is an effective natural way to help your dog cope with new and fearful situations such as fireworks, thunderstorms, holiday stress, traveling or moving to a new environment.
If you've ever been scared by loud, unexpected noises, know that your pet is much more sensitive to them than you are. The ADAPTIL Diffuser contains DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) that will come to your dog's rescue. If your dog seems to cause problems and barks frequently without any apparent cause, it does not necessarily mean he is demonstrating his bravery-it could be a hint that he's fearful or anxious.
The DAP electric diffuser imitates the pheromone present in a mother dog's milk that is designed to appease the confused puppies. This pheromone calms and soothes the puppies, helping them adapt to new environments. Even after growing up, dogs may still experience the fear of encountering new people, places, climatic phenomena, and other unexpected situations. Fortunately, this pheromone has the same calming effect on adult dogs as it does on puppies. By mimicking the appeasement pheromone, the diffuser relieves the dogs' stress, anxiety, and fear, allowing them to relax.
The diffuser calms and soothes dogs during fireworks, thunderstorms, visits by strangers, or moves to a new house or environment; it also assists puppies in adjusting to new environments. Using the DAP diffuser will allow your pet and your neighbors to coexist more peacefully.
Coverage Area: 500-700 sq. ft. 50-70mē
One vial lasts approximately four weeks
Female dogs secrete pheromones that comfort and reassure their nursing puppies. These "appeasement" pheromones have the same calming effect on adult dogs. DAP. mimics these appeasement pheromones to reduce or eliminate stress in dogs of all ages.
worse purchase ever by ticked off customer from martins ferry ohio11/07/2011
completely ineffective in calming our dog
Saved my dog! by frustrated with fido from Little Rock, AR03/01/2011
My dog did NOT appreciate the new baby, and began marking all over the house, even though he was fixed many years ago. I bought two of these to use in the area/room that he was marking, and saw immediate results.... and to confirm it.. I KNEW when the replacements were needed because the marking returned. Craziest thing!
He still deficates right infront of the baby's bouncer, but one step at a time, its only been a month!
works for my dog! by laura06/07/2012
i've heard that not all dogs respond to dog appeasing pheromone, that it's kind of hit or miss; but i got this product to use in conjunction with a d.a.p. collar, and it definitely helps my dog!
Pheromone diffuser by Me10/22/2012
did not help at all with my current dogs anxiety when I leave home.....she continues to also bark and growl for no apparent reason.
I have used this product before with another dog, ( who has passed on), about 10 years ago, and for her, it did help slightly with her anxiety and separation anxiety due to changes in her life due to losses ( dogs, divorce ), but she also required medication prescribed by our Vet for several months...
I have used for stressed dogs before by Pat02/11/2012
Daisy, my 3 year old border colliek has been stressed in our new house and DAP really calmed her down. She actually took a nap the first day, which she had not done in a while. It really takes the edge off
Awesome Product by Grandma Alice from Rocky Mount Va11/16/2011
Am using the Dap diffuser for my 4 mo old Chihuahua.. Can't believe the difference a week has made in him.. He's like a different dog.. Have ordered the spray now to use when I am traveling with him.. Thanks so much or a great product
The ONLY thing that helped my dog by dogmom11/11/2012
After we moved recently our dogs separation anxiety (that we previously had under control) flared up badly. She was stressed, anxious, panting and destructive whenever we would leave the house. We repeated her training, tried the Thundershirt, and even started her on Prozac...nothing seemed to help. Within a few days of plugging in the diffuser, she was so much calmer and more like her normal self. It was amazing. I was a complete skeptic but for her it made all the difference. The collar works great too! A friends dog who was defecating in the house when they left him (separation anxiety related) stopped as soon as they started using it. I think this is the best product out there!
so grateful... by jules09/29/2009
my italian greyhound had some pretty major separation anxiety issues. she's crated, but she used to cry the whole time i was gone. this product was recommended to me by victoria stillwell ("it's me or the dog") and it has changed my life! i tried everything: rescue remedy, television on, peanut butter filled kongs, my clothes in the crate...nothing seemed to work. i ordered this diffuser and (after a one morning adjustment period in which she went nutso-hyper for a sec :) i literally have not heard her cry ONE TIME in almost 5 months! it's a miracle. it makes me so happy that she is not stressed the whole time i am gone. poor pumpkin. get it. it's totally worth a shot!!
by from 07/30/2010
OMG! This stuff really does work! My dog was petrified of the wind and rain. She would shake and whine and seek out her favorite hiding place...facing the wall between the tub adn toilet.
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Didn't do what it said by odie from York, PA01/24/2012
it said it would help with behaviors; didn't change a thing after a couple of weeks....behaviors are still there.
Solved My Problem by Kit from Savoy, IL07/15/2012
I really think my little rescue dog is calmer! I will buy the diffuser again!
Might work for some dogs.... by labmom from Iowa01/16/2013
I wish I could say that this product always works. It certainly did nothing to calm our Lab, a recently adopted dog who is somewhat fearful. Good concept, and it might work for your dog!
Great Purchase by Pat from Reynoldsburg OH11/09/2012
Will be buying three more bottles in December. This is a great calming product. It does what it is suppose to do.
Calming Effect by CPatty from Bremerton, WA12/26/2013
I find that keeping an Adaptil diffuser in my living room helps to calm my four dogs. They come in acting pretty wild after a good run in the yard. They settle right down after a couple minutes in the living room.
Good for Anxiety by WireMom from Wisconsin09/22/2013
We have used this in the past for thunderstorm/fireworks anxiety with great success. Our vet recently recommended it for our hyper active, jumpy, obsessive dog, and it did nothing. You be the judge!
Amazing! by seamus05/29/2010
I bought this product as a long shot to help my wheaten terrier with anxiety issues which were starting to annoy the whole family. Any beeps or unusual noises would send him whining and running for my lap, and one incident could last for hours. We tried desensitizing him and various other things, but the behavior just seemed to continue and even escalate. I plugged the diffuser into an outlet in the room he spends most of his time, and within hours he seemed calmer. I would say that his anxiety has decreased by at least 75%, and the true test of its efficacy was when I noticed the behaviors returning--I looked at the diffuser and the pheromone bottle was empty. (It was about a month.) I just ordered 6 replacement bottles. The prices here are much better than anywhere else.
Great Product! by Lee from Ontario, Canada02/19/2012
I adopted a rescue puppy mill dog. She has low self asteem and is very timid and afraid of noises, etc. The D.A.P. is a fantastic product that helps calm her and relieves her separation anxiety.
I didn't think this did anything to help calm my pet while I was away.
Didn't Help My Dog by jwlindakay from Hot Springs, Ar.04/11/2014
While I know this is beneficial to some dogs, it did not do that much for my shy, fearful foster dog. He came from a hoarding situation, totally unsocialized. He also wears an Adaptil collar. Since I bought 3 of them, I am using them up. I would recommend trying it, but don't be surprised if it doesn't help.
Diffuser blew up with smoke and smell by Wai wai01/18/2012
Blew up instantly when plugged, emailed company for explanation, still no reply after a few days!!! So angry
did not work by karingw03/15/2012
It might be good for other dogs and I like the idea of what they try to do, but unfortunately my Maddie didn't respond to it.
Great Stuff by Chocolate Patty from Bremerton, WA03/19/2012
I have used the DAP diffuser and refills the past couple of years to help lower the stress level of my five dogs. I notice that if I run out DAP liquid, it doesn't take more than about a week for my dogs to start getting a lot more hyper than they typically are when I have the DAP diffuser operating. Obviously I try not to run out by ordering the 6-pack of refills. :^)
Great product if you get it past customs by nicky from new zealand06/23/2014
Use it as my old dog stressed sometimes by new dog. Bought on your site as price is great, however won't buy again as seized at customs in NZ.
DAP Dog Appeasing Pheromone by richard from Las Vegas Nv03/19/2012
It works great. If your dog is out of control around people or orther dogs give it a try you will be surpised.
by Bee from Pa03/28/2014
Unfortunately, this did not work well for our dog.
Worth a try!! by Harvey05/08/2013
Wrote my review under the 3 pack refill, but thought people might look here first. This is definitely worth a try. Made a huge difference in my dog and he has gone from 2 anxiety pills a day to 1 because of diffuser. Diffuser ran out and we immediately noticed an increase in anxiety in dog. Would recommend buying 2 diffusers because units do get very hot. I will not run out of this again. Did not seem to effect my other dog, cat or myself (which I wondered about).
by from 03/13/2013
We have a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix 4 year old (Chewbacca) who has always been very clingy and suffers with separation anxiety frequently.
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Dogs are not appeased by DogMom01/10/2014
My dogs seemed just as inclined to tear into my Christmas gifts while the DAP diffuser was plugged in as without it. Maybe some less ornery dogs would react better.
It doesn't have any odor that I could discern, so it didn't bother anyone to have it on. Just didn't seem to do us any good.
ADAPTIL by TM01/14/2013
I've had this product in use in a small room where the dogs sleep. Unfortunately, I've seen no change in the behavior of any of the dogs, much less the one for which I bought it.
works well by baileys mom from CA08/12/2012
This product works very well! My dog is much calmer and not as nervous!
Great product! by Animal_lawyer from Houston, Texas11/28/2011
Highly recommended. This helps to keep my dogs relaxed. Also, I was very pleased with the price and fast delivery from Entirely Pets. This was the best price I have found online.
DAP Works by diane from Southern CA01/06/2012
The DAP diffuser works to make dogs calmer. I installed it in a wall outlet close to the dog's bed. When I came in the door, the dog stayed in the bed and just perked her ears up. Normally, she would bound out, jump around, bark. It works... but don't expect overnight miracles for red zone dogs!
surprised and pleased by Carrie02/09/2012
So far, this has been a great product. my vet recommended it but it was less expensive on this website so I ordered the diffusers and replacements here. I have a 2100 square foot home and placed 3 of these in the main areas and my shih-tzu is SO much calmer. Once I put out the replacement DAPs, I intend to order more. Well worth the money spent.
Try it! It really works! by Graceflone from South Florida09/14/2011
My older cocker started pacing at night. She would just wander around and around my bedroom sometimes for hours. When she did settle down she often got up several hours later and repeated this behaviour. I wasn't getting any sleep and neither was she so I thought I'd try this. It works! She now walks around a little then settles down usually in front of the diffuser and sleeps through the night! Buy it - you won't regret it.
Adaptil by leabbott from Texas08/14/2014
AWESOME, it helps all four of my dogs! Before they would jump on me when entering the house and now they calmly greet me. love the stuff!!! Bought the Adaptal because I have two male dogs to try and get them to get along and it helps my one dog that got attacked two years ago. He seems happier in his environment.
Seems to Work by SJ from Santa Cruz08/12/2013
We plug this in when we are out of town. The dogs seem to be relaxed when we get back and get good reports from the pet sitter.
Smoke? by Trudes04/24/2013
I'm seeing smoke or something come out of the diffuser. I've used this same diffuser before but this worries me and will be asking if I can get a refund. Sucks because I love this product but burning down my house not an option.
Without a doubt these work awesome! Our husky is so calm all the time now. We even had a water guy come to the house and after greeting him he went a laid down. We have always had to keep him on a leash when people are here because he was overly excited. Another great point is they do work for a full 4 weeks before needing replacement.
Too soon to tell by Dexter from PA03/30/2013
I purchased the 3 Pack ADAPTIL (DAP) and sad to say that it only lasted 14 days plugged in. I haven't seen any changes in my dog's behavior. I know it might take a little longer for some dogs, but it's too costly to replace every 2 weeks.
I believe this does help.. by Snappled from Kentucky11/12/2012
This product does seem to calm my dogs at night and reduce their barking/whining while in their kennels at night.
by Munismom from Reno,Nv.01/18/2012
Need to use this product for at least 2month to see if it is going to work, sure hope so!!
Didn't work! by Wild Bill from San Jose, CA07/25/2014
no additional comment needed even with a 7 day lead before the 4th
Product doesn't work by Lucky's Mom from Tunnelton, WV05/16/2013
I've been using this product since it arrived and haven't seen a change in my dog. I will not buy this product again.
THANK YOU for ADAPTIL DAP by Dogbullie from Northern Idaho04/04/2014
I am so thankful for your product. I took a 3 yr. old English Bull Terrier into my home in Nov. 2013. Her previous life had been ANYTHING BUT PLEASANT and she was going to be euthanized because she was uncontrollable. I have owned Bullies for over 25 years and I know they are not normally aggressive. I should mention she had been used as a "bait dog" for fighting. It just makes me sick how inhumane the human race can be. After 4 months of unconditional love and training and excellent Veterinary care, we had her health problems under control but still had one major problem. She would go into an attack mode, snarling and biting. When she had a setback, (strangers, especially men terrified her) she would have what I call "flashbacks" and hours later at night would wake up and attack even me. I have been bitten hard enough to draw blood and leave bruises more than 4 times now. I was at my wits end because I knew she was a good dog but just couldn't control these episodes on her own. My Vet suggested DAP. She knows I live on a limited budget and told me this could be expensive. I got on line, and checked with local pet stores. The pet stores offered their own versions of DAP but I decided my girl was worth the extra expense and bought your product. I was absolutely amazed at the complete turnaround in my little girl. I purchased the collar, the diffuser and the spray. Your product has turned her into an angel. I keep the collar on her at all times. I have diffusers in the kitchen and living room. I recently added a 3rd diffuser to the bedroom to stop the nightmares. (haven't been bitten since). DAP has calmed her down 200%. She actually kissed the vet on our last visit. (I take a diffuser into the vet early so it can be plugged into the room we will visit) The last visit I also sprayed a cloth with DAP beforehand and carried it into the room.
She is responding to leash training and we are going for walks in public now. She seldom barks, usually when surprised by male strangers but we are working on that. I am so impressed with DAP I tell everyone about the results we have had. I will continue to use DAP until I am sure our problems are under control and will more than likely have a supply on hand forever. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A WONDERFUL PRODUCT. DAP HAS TURNED A MONSTER INTO A LITTLE LOVE BUG.
Wonderful product...it WORKS! by dogma01/03/2014
One of my dogs began having urine accidents in the house soon after we took in 2 more animals, rising our total pet load to 5: 3 dogs, 2 cats. All the animals were getting along fine, no animosity or obvious jealousy. I talked with my vet and he reccomended DAP. I bought it and began "aroma therapy" as soon as it arrived. Right away I noticed a big difference. No more accidents. WHOOPEE! I'm a believer!
Love the DAP infusers and product, have 3 dogs,
One of them gets separation anxiety and picks on the others. We have come home to wounded dogs ( simple wounds nothing catastrophic) at the recommendation of our vet, we tried DAO and it helps. No more anxiety and no more fights!
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Stopped their shaking by setzied from Minnesota04/12/2012
I have 3 dogs who are very afraid of thunderstorms. The day I received DAP, I plugged it in, and we happened to have a storm that night. This is the first time I didn't have shaking, panting or just plain fear from my "girls". This is a remarkable product!
It's Really True by Tommie from Tallahassee, FL02/02/2014
After the loss of my older Yorkie, my Tasha seemed fine but then started acting nervous, scared and after eating, would run and hide under the bed. Vet could find nothing wrong but suggested DAP. I was very doubtful but decided to give it a try. It's really true, it worked.
This product makes all the difference in our home. We have many rescued dogs and this diffuser with DAP keeps everyone happy and calm. If I forget to order, I can begin to see a change in the dogs demeanor and behavior within 48 hours. Would never be without this stuff!!
Not wasting my money by kay10/10/2013
I tried this product and it didnt help my dog's anxiety at all
Life Saver by rmeo06/09/2009
have a 6 year old English Setter with severe separation anxiety, soiling inside and outside the kennel and literally hurting himself when I left. I tried Clomacalm which didn't help. I was advised to put him to sleep so as a last resort tried this and it was an instant relief! I wish I had known about this several years ago!!
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The product seems to be working to keep my dog calm. She is almost 10, shepherd mix, and afraid of wind, loud noises, thunder, fireworks.
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Helpful Product! by Beagle Mom from Wilsonville, OR06/27/2013
Helpful when dogs are stressed due to weather, separation anxiety, new environment and many other reasons. Nice to have on hand to help when needed.
NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE by Nell from Tillsonburg, ON CANADA06/28/2014
Not sure about this product didn't get the results we we're hoping for. The diffuser dried out the stem on the refill and I would have to unplug it because it would burn the stem of the refill. Once the stem was wet I could plug it back in again. Maggie is still terrified.
refill by Me10/22/2012
refill vial; see diffuser comment, refill vial, see diffuser comment
I highly recommend this product by Jackie10/12/2011
My dog Buster has struggled with anxiety of all sorts for years, since we've added the DAP diffusers and collars he's much more relaxed when we come home after he's been alone for a few hours and he's much better behaved when we meet other dogs and strangers.
nice idea but didn't help my dog by Alanna04/25/2013
My dog is suffering from separation anxiety....this product has not helped in the least. It is a wonderful idea but it isn't helping. I bought a refill and will use it but if the dog has not improved by the end of that one, I am unplugging the thing and saving my electricity! (Nothing I have done or purchased has helped my dog at all!!)
Not bad........... by Renee'04/26/2008
This really seems to be helping my terrier with his seperation anxiety when left at home.
DAP For The Anxious Pet by Kate549 from Bridgeville, PA02/05/2013
I have a lemon beagle mix and to say he is spoiled, is an understatement! I plug the DAP in when I am going to leave for a few hours and when I return, the barking ("thought you'd never get home bark") is not as harsh. They do not know that you are coming back and DAP helps. Hunter is a rescue/abused dog and DAP keeps him calm. Give DAP products a try for your pet. The diffuser refill works best for us.
Wasn't a believer by moke from Elko, NV04/08/2013
Vet suggested this after Clomicalm helped, but didn't stop behavior. Ordered diffuser and I didn't think much about it, but knew the month was up. I didn't get around to changing it (4 days late) -Big mistake! Anxiety came back in a big way this morning and I put the replacement in right away. Will have to see how many days it takes to bring the calm back again. Learned the hard way, this Adaptil Diffuser really helps.
Did not find it helpful by DeJohns from Madison, AL02/16/2013
I plugged in the diffuser near our brand new puppy's crate, but I did not notice that it improved his adjustment to our home at all. In fact, I found that he would sniff the air and floor in the vicinity of the diffuser and appeared to be looking for his mother! Not finding her did not calm him at all :( I unplugged it after the second night, and the third night he did not whine at all for the whole night, or any night since then. Perhaps it does work for some dogs, but I did not find that it did for our new 6-week-old puppy.
Adaptil by kay07/28/2012
After thre days my dogs were trying to kill each other. It was a nightmare. there is something wrong with this product! Don't buy it! I returned my and got stuck paying for thr difuser and 1 dap. What a rip-off.
Seen a lot of improvement by bertholfa03/06/2013
Diffuser has seemed to help calm our two male beagles down. We also received the product really fast which we greatly appreciated!
by from 10/22/2012
My small cock-a-poo, anxious with thunder and loud bangs as fireworks appears more comfortable with the plug in D.A.P. My large Wienaraner, who has extreme anxiety issues is more at ease with the D.A.P. plug in and spray for kerchief around his neck.
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by Pat from Reynoldsburg OH10/23/2012
Have used one bottle already. Will have to order more in December. Our dog does become more calm during storms when using her calming device. Your price is very good.
Well Worth Trying for Anxiety by Lainie from Philadelphia, PA06/02/2011
We adopted a dog with severe anxiety issues. Rain, thunder, firecrackers, the heat or air conditioning clicking on, any loud/sudden noises leave him shaking and hiding well after the noise has stopped. Sometimes he would refuse to eat because he was so upset. I did not think at 9 years old there would be anything other than medication (which I did not want to start as the "triggers" were constant) that could help him as his behavoirs were so ingrained. I wanted a natural approach. I tried the D.A.P. diffusers with great success. I used the plug-in duffusers for approximately a month before noticing my dog had a marked decrease in his anxiety level when stressful situations occurred. Now he will even sleep under the diffuser at times. The anxiety is not totally gone, but significantly reduced and I can see my dog is happier. I would highly recommend D.A.P. diffusers before other forms treatment.
Awesome Product by Peanut08/16/2014
Our Siberian Husky has had seperation anxiety issues. Our Vet uses this in her office and I was always so intrigued by how calm he is when we are there. I bought these for the house and he calmed down and we are even able to leave him alone for a few hours.
Partners with the collars by alby from Sacramento, CA10/23/2013
this diffuser is in a room where most of my five dogs spend much of their time. Four of them have genetic aggressions to one degree or another. Three of them also wear the collar. I think the collar and the diffuser compliment each other. I believe my dogs are calmer, happier and respond better to me using these products. They only last 3 weeks for me, though.
Didn't use by Wild Bill from San Jose, CA07/25/2014
What comment do you need?? I didn't use any of the 3 refills
3 pak of DAP - Best value I have found by Walker from Wisconsin10/29/2011
We have used D.A.P. for our dog for several years. This 3 pak was the best value I have found...and I have searched several stores and online vendors. It arrived within the specificed ship date and was exactly what I ordered. I will be ordering from Entirely Pets again!
Good purchase by mlpdogs from Fort Smith, AR04/29/2014
This product has helped with my dog's nervousness and stress.
seems to be working by Cocker-Friend from MD01/06/2013
My dog seems to be resting more comfortably during the day when I am not available.
I know this due to the tell-tail signs of less things in the home are not disturbed.
Daisy and I love it by pat04/29/2012
Daisy is a young border collie from a shelter with fear aggression and territorial aggression. DAP truly calms her without drasticvally changing her personality. I have used it before with my mixed lab with separation anxiety and it really helped him.
Works at calming anxious dog by Shadow from Sherwood, OR11/28/2012
I found these after attending a training class with a foster dog who has severe separation anxiety and overall fear. He had been abused and was terrified to enter the training area, but once in the room, he was a totally relaxed and laid back guy. They were using the spray and suggested trying the plug-in at the house. It has been great, he is much more calm and less destructive than before, this and a lot of work are helping him to be a great dog.
Helps with separation anxiety and thunderphobia
Excellent Value by CPatty from Bremerton, WA12/26/2013
Purchasing the three-pack Adaptil refill from Entirely Pets is a very good value.
Refills are fab by Rory & Quin from Vancouver, British Columbia11/12/2012
Don't have to purchase entire unit, works very well.
Excellent product. I notice a big difference in the behavior of my dogs
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Helps - A LOT! But won't cure. by BT10/27/2011
We adopted a 2 year old Australian Shepherd who seemed to be very anxious and high strung, didn't matter if we were gone for 10 minutes or 5 hours. We tried the diffuser a few days before we left on vacation for 2 weeks - in the meantime, we had a dog sitter come so that he can stay in our home. When we got home, we were met by a mostly mellow and calm dog. There is still a bit of excitement, but no more barking or feeling frantic. Towards the end of the diffuser's life you can tell that the levels are getting lower because his old behavior is back. I'll be reordering more of the diffuser and possibly the collar. My only gripe is that I wish it lasted longer, because ~3 weeks is not very much time. It is released into a roughly 800 st ft area
3 Pack Adaptil by labby from Denver, Co.10/08/2013
We have a Lab with severe anxiety. This product is part of a daily routine to help our dog feel safe and calm. We can't be without it, it really is effective.
Wonderful Product by Sandi from Atlanta, GA11/17/2011
My Vet gave me this product ( for a much higher amount than I bought it for here) to use on our Boston Terrier . She came from a rescue and had lived a very difficult life for 6 years. She was fine around me, but when she was in a new place, she would panic. We had just recently bought a new camper and wanted to take her with us. I did like the bottle says, I used both the spray and the one you plug into a wall outlet. My dog was perfect throughout the entire trip. The first time, without the medication, she would run all around, in a panic, jumping from one chair or table to the other. This time, she wasn't sleepy at all, just calm. I have already mentioned this product to several people who have a dog afraid of fireworks, thunder storms, etc. It's a wonderful product !
great for the room you spend time in by robbie from sydney Australia11/06/2012
works well to supplement the collars or alone if you have run out of the collars
Sanity Saver by KJ from Middleton, Idaho12/06/2011
When we acquired our rescue Weimaraner, we had no idea she had separation anxiety. As long as we have the pheromone plug in going she does pretty good. If we go two weeks without it, she becomes very stressed and destructive. It has been a real help and she is a much happier dog!
works for my dog! by laura06/07/2012
i've heard that not all dogs respond to dog appeasing pheromone, that it's kind of hit or miss; but i got the diffuser to use in conjunction with a d.a.p. collar, and it definitely helps my dog!
Have been using for over a year. Great way to keep my dogs calm. Works well.
a work in progress by boomerboy from Wisconsin05/13/2013
I purchased this by recommendation of a friend. She had started to use it, then gave me the warmer unit to try. There was a small amount of liquid in the bottom and I plugged it in. It seemed to help calm. She then noticed the difference at home without it. This is what prompted me to purchase the three pack units to try. I have them in two areas of the house the dogs stay most often. We are not through our first month but I do think they help. This will not be a cure all for barking or high energy but does help with relaxation. I will know more once I have used them for a few months. I do see a difference and would suggest a try as long as you do not expect immediate results, it's a work in progress.
A restful sleep by ota02/28/2012
Our 16-year-old dog has canine dementia. Some of the symptoms are constant pacing, anxiety, and sleeplessness at night. My vet recommended DAP diffusers. The very first night after we plugged them in, my dog slept through the night, and the pacing subsided. I always know when it's time for a replacement refill because my dog starts pacing again.
Love them by Murphy10/17/2013
I use the adaptil diffusers, they keep my dogs calm especially when we leave them alone it helps with the separation anxiety.
Works!! by Map1029 from Columbus, OH06/16/2013
We have an American Bulldog with anxiety and a Great Pyrenees that is afraid of storms. Keep the diffuser plugged in at all times in my office. The Great Pyrr scratches at the door to get in when she senses a storm. Can tell by their behavior when it needs replaced. Won't be without. Great price too!!!
Great Calming Assistance by Beagle Mom from Wilsonville, OR08/06/2013
When we travel we have a dog sitter come and stay with our our dogs. We have found that plugging several of these pheromones in around the house really help to keep our furry kids relaxed and calm. I even plug one in behind the crate of our newest rescue to help keep him relaxed and it seems to help.
Give it a try!!! by Harvey05/08/2013
I was skeptical about this pheromone diffuser making a difference with my dog. He was on two pills a day for anxiety so I thought it was worth a try. The first month I let the diffuser run out and we immediately noticed a difference in our dogs anxiety behavior. Refilled diffuser and life was better once again. Then ran low on pills, so went down to one a day until refill came in and with the diffuser we have decided to stay one pill a day. He is much calmer, not as jumpy and a happy dog once again. I will make sure to keep diffuser changed on the monthly date. I think I will buy a second holder for the outlet, because the unit gets very hot. I might change them out every other month. Definitely worth a try if you have an anxious animal. It is in my bedroom and I have only noticed a difference in the nervous dog, not the other dog, cat, or even myself!
Great Value by Lee from Ontario, Canada02/19/2012
If you are using the D.A.P. diffuser for your dog, the 3 pack refill is a great value!!!!
Adaptil Purchase by leabbott from Texas08/28/2014
This product is amazing! my dogs are not jumping up and down acting crazy all the time, instead they still play and act happy without the craziness.
Dog Appeasing Pherom by Rachel Faith06/02/2008
This is great! When we run out, our dachshund gets a bit frantic, but as soon as we plug one in, he is happy as a clam.
Pretty good product by KJtheMom from Phoenixville, PA02/09/2013
We have an 11 year-old Chihuahua. He's always been on the neurotic side but last fall, he developed a new phobia to gun shots for a distant outdoor range and refused to go on walks. I spoke to our vet and she suggested D.A.P. During the first month, it didn't seem to make much of a difference. But after the first diffusers became empty and I replaced them with new ones, his phobia seemed to lessen and he started to go on walks again. Sometimes, if he hears the shots, he insists on returning home right away. Other times, he doesn't seem to be bothered by them. Most days I can get him to take a walk so, on the whole, I think he is responding well to this product. It beats putting him on Prozac.
Not really sure - long term user by Wendy from Sydney01/01/2013
I have been using the Adaptil for almost a year. One of my dogs is dog reactive and anxious so I tried everything available to relax her. I was about to give up because it's hard to know if it makes any difference but I got a new pup so thought it would help with the introductions. Not sure if it did but everything settled down after a couple of days. My vet behaviorist uses it at her office. She has no doubt it helps some dogs.
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This product really works by petlover12/04/2010
Our thirteen year old female dog was experiencing sleep incontinence. She was urinating in her bed and even on ours. Our vet recommended DAP and it really worked. I haven't used it for awhile and the problem has returned. So I am ordering more. Thank you for a great product.
does not last 30 days by jm04/19/2012
The product says it last about 30 days. I'd say mine lasts about 15-20 days. I bought this after I moved. I don't know if it actually works, but I continue to use it. It's been about 2 months since the move and my dog has finally adjusted so I don't know if it's the product or that my dog has adjusted to the new routine.
Great value by Wendy06/19/2012
Best value for DAP at Entirely Pets - even with overseas purchasing. Does it work? Who knows? Can't hurt.
D.A.P. by Shadow06/19/2012
I found this when we were in training class, and every time my foster dog who has severe separation anxiety, fear anxiety and a host of other issues, would just melt and relax like he was totally safe. It has really helped keep him calm and at ease both when I leave and when I'm home. I noticed that when it had run out he was more needy and agitated, within an hour of changing the bottle, he was back to resting and more an ease. This has been a great help with additional other behavior modifications, he is becoming a terrific dog.
Excellent product by Arline from Castle Rock, Colorado10/03/2013
I started my dog on Adaptil a month ago, and it has worked wonderfully. So I ordered the 3 refill pack, and was amazed to receive it in just 2 days. The fastest service I've ever had when ordering anything online.
Was skeptical at first.... by J.Torres from New Jersey10/15/2011
Have seen this for years, never thought it would actually work. I have a very hyper three year old Chow mix and had tried all types of training tricks and other behavior modifications and was at my wits end. The trainer I hired at that point recommended it. It does have a calming effect on her. I know when it runs out because she gets a little more agitated. I'd say it's worth a try if you've tried everything else. It has no odor that humans can smell.
Works well for seperation anxiety, well purchase again.
Helps to make my dog calm by chef from Cleveland Oh01/08/2013
I have a severly high strung Dachshund and use this product along with the Pro-quiet, Anxitane and a thundershirt and wow...what a different dog! I am all about natural remedies and these all help to make him calm and peaceful with out knocking him out. He acts like a happy, well adjusted dog now! I also started training him too. So...I don't know how each would work by themselves alone..but everything together has made this dog and my life much calmer! And all of these are SO much cheaper here than from the Vet! I am doing the auto ship too so I am sure to have them and at an even greater discount!
Good Stuff by Chris from Melbourne, Australia08/20/2012
The Vet recommended the DAP for my highly strung poodle. It appears to work, I wouldnt dare stop using it.
This D.A.P really works! by Petie from Big Pine, California05/12/2013
This product made a marked difference in the behavior of my 5 little dogs. They don't bark as much, they seem to be more content and calm. It made even a bigger difference when I added the collar. I thank you and my dogs thank you!
This product works! by Scully11/01/2011
I have an aging Husky. She has always been high energy/high anxiety but with age it effects her health more. We place the DAP diffuser in the area she sleeps and she is far more calm and sleeps better through the night when it is plugged in. We also use the DAP collar and have noticed an incredible decrease in her anxiety. These two DAP products have changed her life for the better! (and ours :-)
DAP by MArybeme from Minneapolis,MN10/16/2013
I have a dog who hated fireworks and thunder stroms. So for 2 years I put the DAP in my living room . Now he only lifts his head if the fireworks are really loud. But nothing like the shaking and pacing he did in the past.
by Bill from Nashville, TN05/09/2014
The Adaptil product has been very helpful in calming down a bad case of canine agression. I'm delighted my vet recommended it.
DAP by sleepingdogs from Minneapolis, MN06/22/2012
I have used the DAP for going on 3 years. My dog hated loud storms.. He would walk in the house until the thunder and lighting ended. And if we had Fireworks he had to be outside. And on the move. Not a safe place. We plugged it in and the first year he was a bit more clam, did some pacing during really loud storms but would sleep through the small one. So the next year we plugged them in again and he now lifts his head for only a bit to look around, but that is it. I only use them from May to August . I also Foster and having dogs who don't care if its loud out makes a difference to the new dogs coming in.
Excellent Product by Ronnie Rosenberg from Fairbanks AK07/03/2012
We use this product at our animal shelter and I use it at home in my rescue kennel. It really makes a big difference in lowering stress levels. I am very pleased.
Helps my type A nervous dog by Susan from Florida02/16/2014
My australian shepherd is extremely nervous, and jumpy. I was pregnant and needed something to bring him down a notch, I had upped his exercise, but that just didn't stop the jumping / pacing / extreme barking, and I knew after having my daughter there would be a period where I just wouldn't be able to keep up the 2 hour a day routine. The addition of these plug ins has made a huge difference. He still has his moments of anxiousness, but he is much calmer; and he is great around the baby. I just wish they cost a bit less.
Have to have it! by chickory06/05/2014
I have 4 dogs, one is very high strung & anxious. I tried DAP for him and it is SO helpful. The others don't care one way or the other, but my one tells me in no uncertain terms when the diffuser is empty. It has made our lives so much better. If you have an anxious or angry dog, try this. It may be exactly what you need.
well worth the money by Mike from Euclid, Oh02/17/2012
Our 5 yr old German Shepard was abused, and we recued her, but because of the abuse she has seperation anxiety, not tearing up the house, but uriating in the basement. Our Vet suggested Phermone treatment. We began to use it, and found the urinating stopped. Fortunatly for us, we discovered "Entirely Pets", as the prices are remarkable, I tell all friends, family about the company. We have made several purchases and planning on getting flea medecine shortly. With the economy the way it is, you have to save when you can, and with "Entirely Pets" you can.
Wonderful by Mary from Ogden, UT11/10/2013
I have two dogs(littermate sisters) One is 130lbs the other 90lbs. I love them very much until they get into a fight. The DAP has been VERY helpful in keeping them calmer and a lot fewer fights. It was recommended when I was living in Kauai, by the Human Society. They were using it in their kennels. So I tried it. It works great.
Peace of Mind by metrogirl from Gold Coast, Australia01/19/2012
A few years ago my boy was diagnosed with anxiety and I was offered DAP by my veterinarian. After purchasing and trialing this product I noticed a marked difference in my dog's behaviour. He stopped pacing, escaping and panting and returned to the his normal happy self within about a week. The only problem was the cost from the vet was prohibitive. So I went searching on the net and found that EntirelyPets had the best price (even with International Postage). I have been purchasing this product from them ever since (about 6 years) and I would not be without it. I have travelled with it when we go on the road and set it up at all the new places we visit and the DAP collar for travel is also great. I cannot recommend this product more highly. It saved my baby from misery.
Helpful Stuff by Chocolate Patty from Bremerton, WA03/19/2012
I have used the DAP diffuser and refills the past couple of years to help lower the stress level of my five dogs. I notice that if I run out DAP liquid, it doesn't take more than about a week for my dogs to start getting a lot more hyper than they typically are when I have the DAP diffuser operating. Obviously I try not to run out by ordering the 6-pack of refills. :^)
Adaptil D.A.P refill 6 Pack by Tools from NSW Australia07/24/2013
Very happy with this product as it has a noticeable relaxing/calming effect on our Dog who has had several surgical procedures in recent times and we believe it has aided his sense of security and comfort during recovery.
So helpful, thank you by Megan11/18/2013
I appreciate these very much, they've helped my puppy relax and sleep at home so much better during a challenging time. Thank you.
Best Purchase Ever by RDCO from Kelowna, BC, Canada11/06/2012
I asked my staff if they had any feedback, and they responded with "the price was fantastic and it arrived quickly"!
Thank you for your speedy service.
We are the much hated Dog Pound and the DAP aids in the care of our dogs. Sadly, most people don't believe that we "care", but your product contributes to that "care".
CALMER DOGS by Petie from Big Pine, California07/11/2013
This products helps to calm my four dogs. I would recommend it to owners of highly strung dogs, especially small ones.
This Really Makes a Difference by Joe in Salina, KS from Salina, KS04/26/2014
We've been using Adaptil Dog Appeasing Phermone for several months now. At first, we thought our dog's improved behavior might be coincidence. Then when her behavior reverted back to negative space, we realized the diffusers had nearly gone empty (we use three strategically placed in the areas of the house she uses most, which are basically connected spaces). After refilling the diffusers, in about a week, her positive behavior increased again. We realized this was too much evidence to be a coincidence. We now check our diffusers regularly and keep a bit ahead of the supply we need to ensure she does not return to those awful experiences of trembling and fear. We're not sure how long we'll need to use Adaptil, but we're in for the long haul, if need be, because her well-being is as important to us as our well-being! We are grateful for Adaptil and the relief it brings to our girl!
We know when we run out.. by wufani from Denver, CO04/30/2012
Our dog psychologist recommended this to us when we added our adopted husky to the family. The resident female malamute was being very aggressive to the new husky and they were fighting over everything in the house. We added the DAP to the routine and it is amazing at how well it calms the female malamute. We know when we run out because she will start to play rough and just generally be grumpy. Great stuff, can't say enough how much it has helped our household!
Definitely Works by Loni01/23/2015
I recently adopted a shelter dog who becomes very anxious when I have to leave the house and was very hesitant to go into her crate. I recently started using Adaptil and have a cartridge plugged into a wall very near her crate. Now when I ask her to take a nap when I leave, she goes right to the crate and lies down and does not show any level of anxiety. It is worth the expense to keep her happy when I am away.
very good - definitely effective by laura from washington, dc11/11/2012
I use the diffuser in conjunction with the DAP collars because the new collars (the gray ones, not the old, discontinued black ones) do not work as well as the old ones for my dog. I definitely noticed a difference when I added the diffuser. It definitely helped.
Adaptil by Artsydogue from New Milford, New Jersey02/09/2013
Adaptil Phermone products are a life saver in my house. I have them all over the house. With 4 very large dogs to contend with, and 3 of them with behavioral issues, this does make a difference. I use 1 plug in for every 500 sq feet of my home. They last for 30 days. At the price from EntirelyPets, I buy them by 6 packs and save myself a trip to the local pet store, and a ton of money. In my area they are priced between $26 and $32 per refill. Now that is savings! And delivered right to my door.
DAP Dog Appeasing Pheromone by wolfe200604/17/2012
I was amazed at how quickly it worked during a thunder storm. Sadly it was at the other side of the house. After my dog had been sitting on my face in bed, I got up and had her sniff it several times, she laid down and went to sleep for the rest of the storm.
Seems to do the Trick by JoeSalina from Salina, KS03/11/2014
Nothing seemed to calm our young Lab and her sudden bouts of fear and shaking. Our vet recommended trying your product, and within a week, many of her symptoms seemed to dissipate. When the symptoms began to return a few weeks later, we'd discovered that two of the three dispensers were empty! Once refilled, in about a week, she'd begun to return to normal once again. Ordering double next time!
Pheromone is a great product by mike from Cleveland, Oh10/23/2012
this item works great for our 6 yr old German Shepard, who was abused at 2 yrs, and she is a little "needy"
Great for Travel by metrogirl from Gold Coast, Australia01/19/2012
I got the DAP collar for my dog when we relocated interstate and we travelled by car to our new home. The journey took six days to complete and as we use the DAP diffuser at home we thought what are we going to do when we are in the car for six hours a day? So the DAP collar was the answer, and it does work. My baby was calm, relaxed and happy to be travelling such great distances and the road trip went off without a hitch. It gave me peace of mind too that he was OK. I can highly recommend it. Also for Australians, purchase it from EntirelyPets as the cost is very inexpensive (even with International postage) in comparison to buying from your local Vet. I was quoted $99.50 for "one" collar....eek.
Excellent Product by Jesse's Mom from Wyoming10/24/2011
I work in the veterinary and behavior field and have used these collars to help dogs overcome fear and anxiety problems. My success rate with the DAP collar for generalized anxiety has been about 90% - it either works really well or it apparently has no effect on the dog. I find that the dog has to wear it 24/7 for about 60 days to achieve maximum effect.
definitely worth a try by sunshine from Piqua OH06/14/2012
We use this collar on our 5 1/2 year old lhasa apso that is very frightened of storms and loud noises. He still is more withdrawn when it storms but does not shake like he used to.
Great product for stressed dogs by pcdt from Point Cook, Victoria, Australia11/23/2011
I use this product extensively with many of my behaviour cases and the improvement in most is amazing. All the owners have stated they had seen improvement in their dog and anxiety levels decrease. It is not a cure all but certainly a good step forward to a happier, less stressed dog.
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helpful product by Lea from California10/22/2011
The D.A.P. collar seems to quiet down the excitable behavior. I definitely notice a difference when the collar is off for an extended period of time.
Made a Older Guy Happy again by Maureen from Gardiner, NY11/04/2011
My 14yr old Catahoula was developing anxiety
seperation for the first time in his life. I believe due to loss of hearing and some sight, my neighbors were telling me that TIGGER was barking for HOURS each day.I tried leaving toys and treats etc but nothing was keeping him happy. My vet suggested trying the collar and when I shopped online I found the best price with Entirely Pets. The results were almost immediate. No more fear of thunder,lightning or being alone. I tried another brand from a local store which cost less but it had a strong scent and didn't seem to work as well. I will always keep one on hand for my boy.
inexpensive easy behavioral tool by leslie from santa monica, CA04/29/2013
I am a petsitter and the trainer one of my clients is using recommended this for use with a puppy with anxiety issues - seems to help a lot! ty
Very disappointed in the Adaptil D.A.P. Collar by runninwyld from Hannibal, NY09/04/2014
I ordered this collar to try to calm my son's beagle enough to train her to simple commands. It seemed to calm her for about a day and a half. Then she was back to her wild, unruly self again. I am finally having some luck with basics without any aids of any kind. I feel this collar was a waste of money that I couldn't really afford on my SS check.
Relief with 2 Male Dogs in the House by Bubba's Friend02/22/2012
We tried the DAP Collar on our young male Maltese. With an aging large male dog in house too, he was trying to "take over" and mark his territory everywhere in our new house. The claming effects of the collar appears to have helped stop this behavior, or at least greatly reduced it.
Works Better than I thought it would by newton from Hackettstown, NJ12/29/2011
My dog is older and is losing her sight. She was barking excessively because she seemed to want assurance that she was not alone. We put the collar on her and it really seemed to calm her. She still barks but not as long or as often and seems content more than before. Very pleased with purchase and will order again. The only problem is the clip that the collars is drawn through. It could be improved for ease of use. This really is a minor problem.
Not Effective by Yc10/12/2011
This product did not work as advertised. I would not by again.
No worth by fran04/01/2012
Hard to get the collar on. No change in pet. after application. I took it off after a week
Can't do without these collars by Mustang from Michigan03/18/2012
Product came quickly and with an expiration date well into the future. Both pups have behavior problems. One anxious, fearful. The other hyper & submissive urination separation anxiety. One had two knee surgeries. They are doing very well using the collars. Helped keep one calm with vet visits and after surgery. Our animal behaviour specialist recommended them & they are really helping. They are well worth the price and it makes their lives happier.
It Works by TammyLee from Hagerstown, Maryland03/31/2014
Been using these for over year now, and it really works, I could not believe it, after a day or so I really seen the change.. So nice to see my Jazmine girl so happy and able to hang out with the family, she was so afraid of all kind of noises, storms etc., but now life is good !!!! LOVE...LOVE... LOVE this product.
DAP collar by Bipcus from Canada01/27/2012
Bought this for my weim who suffers from bad separation anxiety to the point where if i take out the other dog with out him, he sounds like someone is killing him in the house. It hasnt cured it but he is much more relaxed and less prone to the flipping out. Worth a try and at least his SA is more manageable without any drugs.
Didn't make any difference by Jan from North Carolina06/18/2013
I bought this about a month ago, hoping it would calm my spaniel/border mix. She's 8 but still very hyperactive. I couldn't tell one bit of difference. For the money I was certainly hoping for at least partial success.
glad I tried it by mac from southern, CA06/21/2012
The collar seems to work fine. The issue I have is it is very difficult to get on and off. It would be fine if you put it on and just leave it, but my dogs swim almost every day when it's warm and the dog I'm using it on also shows. Both activities require me to remove the collar. Directions say to avoid getting the collar wet. The collar would be even better if it had a different clasp. I have broken a collar in my struggles to remove it. Not happy about that as this product isn't cheap. I'd recommend you try the collar if needed.
Adaptil DAP Collar by Paul from Murrieta California07/21/2014
Our pet dog Buster has had the collar on for almost a month now. We've seen a mild change in his demeanor. He's a little bit calmer. We are getting ready to change out the collar. We were hoping to see a drastic change but we guess this collar/pheromone needs more time to get into his system and next week we will be putting a new one on him since the directions say we have to change it every four weeks. After the next collar has been on for a month I will come back and write another review. Sorry I cant recommend the collar right now because we aren't sure if it is actually working.
Didn't work in our case by Peggallen12/16/2013
The collar was recommended by our Vet for our dog Ozzy. He has epilepsy and is on meds but has a bit of hyperactivity. The collar does nothing for him. I think however that it might work for a dog that has anxiety. It says it's useful when you have to crate your dog too but I do not leave a collar of any kind on my dog when crating.
didn't work for my dog by SD Mama07/14/2012
The DAP collar didn't seem to really make any difference for what I wanted it for, he was still clingy and apprehensive.
Not so effective by zilla04/29/2012
Our Jack Russell, Banjo has been wearing the DAP collar for 3 days. At first he seemed much calmer but it doesn't seem to be working anymore, he is as frantic as ever. When we leave the house the whole neighbourhood knows. He howls and barks and does not stop.
by from 09/21/2014
I bought this collar to see if it would help a senior dog stop panting, not have accidents while we were away and at nighttime, and to help her to settle down at night. After a week, there was no difference. The vet decided to try 2 antibiotics to see if there was an undetected infection she obtained after getting her teeth cleaned (the issues started after the procedure). The panting stopped after 2 days, but not being able to settle down and accidents have been pretty much the same.
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Helped with Separation Anxiety by Bridgit from Okinawa, Japan03/08/2014
I have a 1 year & 5 month old Golden Retriever Okinawa mix. Since he is a rescue who before had hardly any human contact, he now has separation anxiety. When I leave him home alone, he chews up the house. He is crate trained, but if I crate him when I leave, he excessively salivates and barks continuously. He would also hide from me when he knew that I would be leaving. Other reviews I read about this collar said that it worked for their dog in about 3 days. This did not work for my dog until the 10th day, when I left him home alone (out of his crate) for two hours and came home to nothing chewed up! The 11th day, I left for three hours and also came home to nothing chewed up. He also has stopped hiding from me when he knows that I am leaving. Instead, he goes straight into his crate or into the spare bedroom where he is confined - without me even telling him to! I am very happy with the results of this collar, because before wearing it, my dog would chew things up in my home in the first 10-15 minutes after I left. This collar has helped not only my dog, but me also. Separation anxiety is a very hard thing to deal with and I am so thankful to have found something that relieves his stress. I will definitely be ordering more of these!
Awesome product by Dh07/20/2014
Adaptil collar has helped my 14yr old jack Russell so much. Wish I would have used it years ago. I have used it for 6 months now
Not efficiency for my dogs by annebgs from Drummondville, QC, Canada08/18/2014
I did not see any change with that product.
No Schnauzer Relief by Anita from Salem, Oregon02/02/2012
This is probably a great product for the average dog, but it has not calmed my mini Schnauzer one bit, not even coupled with the DAP room diffuser. Prozac is my next try!!!
Disappointed by LLB52 from Mississippi04/07/2014
I was very hopeful that this would help my dog, but we saw NO improvement. We have since bought a collar (no prongs) that vibrates when he barks and it has changed our lives!
by from 12/13/2011
She was having some pretty significant panic attacks. These collars fixed the problem! No more panic attacks! Plus, our vet says she can continue to wear them without any issue.
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DAP by LISASCHUDEL from woodstock, GA10/23/2012
This collar worked to calm my little male dog and stopped him from "marking" in the house.
Made such a difference!! by Mel D from Houston, Texas05/31/2013
I have to say that my Dogs anxiety was almost gone within putting the colar on!! I would recomend this to any one with a dog or cat with behavioral issues!!
Didn't work by Sheree from Detroit suburb, Michigan06/28/2014
Waste of money, bought this with the spray as extra support, saw no difference. He is terrified of storms and fireworks.
Really works by Wyatt's mom from Seattle area12/13/2011
DAP collar really works to take the edge off anxiety in my dog. Collar lasts 2-3 months afther the first couple times, allows him to relax enought that we can work with his anxiety.
Worth your time and money to try by Sunshine from Piqua OH05/30/2012
We have a 5 1/2 year old Lhasa Apso that is frightened easily by storms, loud noises etc. Have purchased two D.A.P. collars now and it definitely helps his overall emotions. He no longer shakes so bad. He may still want to be consoled but we have really noticed a difference. The collar was recommended by our veterinary. Thanks.
DAP collar by confor from St. Louis, MO02/18/2012
I was very pleased with the delivery time on my order. It arrived within a couple of days. The DAP collar was just as I expected - very easy to cut to the correct size. It was a great value for the sale price. Thank you!
Adaptil Collar for small dogs by Pico from Vancouver, British Columbia08/24/2014
This collar works very well on my Morkie! It helps to calm him when he is anxious and excited!
Really works! by Kathy from Bay Area, California05/12/2014
I have a chi mix who gets super nervous and yappy, works great. I had previously used these collars on an elderly dog I had who had extreme anxiety, and it worked well for him also. Just takes the edge off.
Good product but not for tiny dogs by ralph from New Jersey07/24/2012
I'm not sure if I chose the wrong product but the first DAP collar I got was a very soft black narrow one which was good for my very small dog. This one was firmer and wider and not satisfactory for her. I haven't had time to look up other collars but will check to see if I can one like the first one I purchased.
high stressed dog by ditto12 from holyoke, ma07/28/2013
i had to go see a behaviorist for our rescue dog, - he had issues of barking, etc, and our hose when it being on.. and our leaving the house, he would get into all kinds of problems. We went and saw the behaviorist, and she recommended this collar which we purchased from her. It did a world of good, not just for us, for the dog! i recommend it highly and give it five stars, it has to be changed every 30 days and until the dog finally gets used to the surroundings of a new home, if they are rescue dogs...
Good product by Irwi n07/14/2012
works well and kept my dog more calm but I preferred the original version which seemed to work better.
This product really worked by Kel from Maryville, IL04/16/2014
Our dog was really struggling after the loss of her sister and was having extreme separation anxiety when we were at work. She was chewing and scratching the trim around the door. We didn't know what to do so our vet recommended this product. We have seen great improvement since using this product. So glad we tried it.
Not the results we'd hoped for by DB from Pasadena, Ca11/27/2012
Had high hopes. Followed the instructions precisely, but no change in our dog's behavior. Truly a waste of money.
This truly works... by SueW04/22/2008
Used the collars on 2 current dogs, and on a new young adult dog when she was adopted from rescue. Everyone, especially the snippy current dog, mellowed right out and got along well from the start. The rescue dog snuggled in, bonded quickly with me, and quickly became a family member. I've later discovered that she's rather aloof around people she doesn't know, and I think the DAP collar made a very positive difference. Will use the collar again on the rescue dog, since we're involved in dog activities that seem to be making her a little anxious.
excitement peeing by jen04/18/2008
My Vet recommended we try this for our Chi mix dog who pees from excitement and fear. it's working! He's not completely cured, but there has been noticibly less pee in the house happening!
Didn't Work For Me by Sharon from Hartford, Ct12/13/2011
This collar was supposed to help reduce stress. I found that it did not work for my dog.
Maybe a solution to eaten furniture by joanbohnert from Frostburg, MD12/12/2011
The jury needs to still be out as we have used only one DAP collar on our furniture chewer so far, and it is time to change to a new one. We will be away for holidays this time, so the second one will be a good test. Morgan is now almost ten and was three when he strayed to us. So far the DAP collar offers the best hope of coming home to unchewed furniture. Even the DAP diffuser, which we have been using for a year or so, has not been as effective as the collar. I hope the second collar does the trick while we are away.
the best by renea02/14/2008
this is great 4 storms
Great Product! by For Gypsy10/12/2008
My dog's behavior favorably changes when she wears the DAP collar. She's a rescue dog, and new situations can make her very nervous. Wearing the collar now relaxes her when she is around new people and other dogs. She has become less reactive. She even enjoys visiting the vet. The difference has been dramatic.
Might not be the collar by for BJ09/14/2008
To BJ, the poster with the dog that freaks out. You didnt mention if you use a collar normally and that could be the problem. My newest dog never wore a collar and we wanted to take her out for a walk and had to use one and she absolutely froze like a statue. She sat in the same position for an hour. We tried and tried to convince her it was ok, but to no avail. We gradually got her used to it though. Maybe for your dog, it is just the collar period, and not the "scented" collar. Just a thought. =)
Well worth trying! by K's M08/12/2008
The DAP collar made a huge difference for my dog during our move to a new home. He stopped pacing and settled down as soon as it was on, and as a bonus, he was much less anxious during thunderstorms. It may not work on all dogs, but it's certainly worth a try!
Well worth the money............ by sunshine from Piqua, OH04/23/2012
I purchased this D.A.P. collar after it was recommended by our veternary to help ease the anxiety of storms and loud noises. I have a 5+ year old lhasa apso that normally shook when he sensed storms. After using this collar now for 3 weeks, I can honestly say he has not shook the way he used to. He actually seems more at ease over all. Thanks. Yes, I would recommend anyone having problems to give it a try!
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Not for all dogs by BJ07/07/2008
My review is negative.... my toy American Eskie went from being calm to driving the family nuts, darting through the house like mad, as well as really scratching hard into our legs begging us to remove it. Shortly after removing the collar, she was ok. We attempted several times to try it again, with same results. We bought it for the 4th of July, started her on it the night prior, but just wasn't able to use it as she tried very hard to remove it, even went into a corner to hide. I'm not sure just what that means with her, but I'm sure it's just one of those things...some meds work for some people and some people are allergic. Go figure. She has returned to her normal happy, playful self, but soon as the collar comes out and she smells it, she runs. We have tried to even set it out in front of her on the floor, no luck, she smells it and runs! LOL Oh well.......
adaptil collar by marcianono from Wilmette Il01/31/2014
Hoped that this would be a calming influence on a bit of an over sensitive high strung little dog. I found it to be ineffective after having her wear it for two weeks. Wish I could have seen even a small claming influence. Time to try to find another product that might produce any results.
Just a warning by jo03/28/2012
After moving in with my fiance my dog was experiencing extreme anxiety when being left alone. She's a rescue and has always had some anxiety but I was out of ideas on this one. My vet recommended this product. After putting on the collar there was no change in her destructive behavior and barking however she was very lethargic. I was calling the vet almost every day for about 1 week. She still ate as usual but didn't want to play catch and hardly greeted me at the door. She starting limping on her front legs too. I took the collar off and within a few hours she was back to her usual self. I still use the plug-in diffuser. Luckily her anxiety has gone done over time. I did not like the effects this collar had on my dog as she was "drugged" and not her usual self. My dog is 15 lbs and I bought the small collar. I don't know the level of phermones but I think my dog needed a lower dose.
by from 11/12/2012
It does not appear that the DAP collar is doing much for my shy dog. However, I would still recommend that it is worth trying. Some things work well for some dogs and not for others.
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Irritated my dog's skin by PJ from Fairbanks, AK11/22/2013
I was really looking forward to this product helping calm my dog. Unfortunately, after wearing the collar for about a week, maybe even less, my dog started scratching his neck. When I took off the collar, his skin was red and bumpy. We had to discontinue use of the ADAPTIL Collar.
New design does not work by cacooper from North Carolina01/09/2013
I have been using these for a couple years and the company has redesigned it. It does NOT work as well as it used to. I'm very disappointed.
DAP dog collar by petey from GA06/25/2012
We've had a string of family crises since I purchased the collar for Petey and he has sailed through each one with out the usual stress he exhibits.
Best Purchase Ever by Barbara01/28/2015
I have purchased 3 of the Adaptil Collars for our new Greyhound and have found it to be very helpful in his behavior. It was recommended to me by a dog behavior specialist and it works well for our boy. I will be getting this again in the future.
I was beautifully surprised by how well this worked for my little girl. She is a rescue and we are not sure about her past but she has suffered from anxiety for a long time (she has been with us for over 3 years). Using the DAP collar in combination with exercise and continuous socialization and training, she has relaxed significantly. This is not a "miracle product" but her anxiety has significantly improved since she began wearing it.
worse purchase ever by ticked off customer from martins ferry ohio11/07/2011
the collar was completely useless in calming our german shepard. it was a waste of money
DAP collar - ??? by Carrie Jan12/14/2009
I purchased this collar for my adopted 7 year old whippet. He has to be crated when we are not home and goes crazy in the crate - shaking, drooling, panting. He actually destroyed and broke out of a metal crate and has bent the door on the plastic crate we have him in now. I was hoping that the DAP collar would help calm him while he was in the crate. We kept it on him the full month and noticed no difference at all.
IT REALLY WORKS by Debbie Rios03/24/2009
I own to Jack Russell's and I was having issues w/agression and one of them is afraid of thunder and fireworks, instead of medications my vet suggested the collar and diffuser they have used them for over 3 mos. and they really work LOVE IT!
I'm a believer by pnester11/07/2009
The animal behaviorist suggested the collar for my Jack Russell because of her thunderstorm anxiety. It worked beautifully ... she is still somewhat afraid but not nearly so much as before. I noticed that her aggressive behavior calmed down too. When thunderstorm season was over, I quit putting the collars on her and she is much more agressive. I'm buying the collars again and they are going to be a lifetime habit for her. (I used to use the wall diffusers - she would lie down under them any time she was in the house - but the collar is better because it is with her wherever she goes.)
adaptil (DAP) collar by anne from Urbana Il01/28/2014
I found it a helpful product for my dogs issues. I can tell when the 30 days is up by the increase of her issues. I have recommended this to others.
Company doesn't stand behind product by Lexi's mom06/18/2013
I purchased this for my Cocker Spaniel and after 2 days it broke. Called the company and they would not replace it, so we super glued it back together and it seems to be holding. Seems to work okay, but I am not sure I would recommend the product because the company does not stand behind the product. Cheap construction!
Wonderful product!! by cacooper from North Carolina07/11/2013
I have a greyhound with Separation Anxiety and shyness. The DAP collars work for her. I can tell when it is starting to "wear" out, too. They do only last about 4 weeks.
Have used the product for over a year now with much success..
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.
Works great by Rory & Quin from Vancouver, British Columbia11/12/2012
Purchased to help my dogs with the Halloween fireworks in the area. Collars and defuser together work very well.
Less Tension in the House by alby from Sacramento, CA11/08/2013
The D.A.P. collars have been effective in keeping several of my American Cocker Spaniels calmer. Of the 5 I have, 3 wear the collars always. I believe it makes them feel calmer and it seems to make them respond more quickly when I ask something of them. They are only effective for about 3 weeks for me and I can tell when the period is ending because a couple of the dogs get edgier. I'm so glad I found these. I also use an Adaptil diffuser in my living room where all but one of the dogs spend most of their time.
awesome service by Chiara at PCDT from Point Cook, Australia02/14/2013
great as usual, fast order, fast delivery, super reliable
Calms pet by Ash from Charlotte, NC04/28/2013
Works great. She's instantly calm when I put one on her.
Didn't work! by Wild Bill from San Jose, CA07/25/2014
In use for over a month before the 4th, used in conjunction with pheromone defuser,
great product by bc from valley city OH06/25/2014
Our dog was always nervous with people outside and these collars have calmed her down. Also works well with thunderstorms.
Love these collars! by Divergirltina04/06/2013
My dog loves these collars & i highly recommend them!
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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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.
Wouldn't be without them by Taz02/04/2014
One dog has submissive urination and is super hyper and nervous. This collar calms her down and the submissive urination is much better. Also I put it on her when she goes to the groomer and I spray some of the spray on a blanket and put it in the car when we go to calm her down there. The behavior specialist we went to with both of our dogs recommended the collars. The other dog is a little testy sometimes and it seems to mellow her out. If they calm down it is easier for them to learn and build confidence and the confidence clears up a lot of behavior problems. Don't give up on dogs/cats with behavior problems, it takes a little work but it is worth it.
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.
disappointed by ron from greenville sc09/16/2013
didn't work for my 15lb mixed terrier-7 yrs old
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.
Calming Miracle by relieved owner08/24/2014
This collar has been saving grace for our rescue dog. We got him two months ago after he was taken from an abusive home where he spent his first year of life. He is a nervous character prone to aggression in uncertain circumstances. The vet tech recommended the product to us.The collar transforms him. I am not kidding. As we neared the end of the 30 days, at days 25 and 26, suddenly he was lurching again and trying to strike. I decided to replace collar and within hours that behavior stopped. In our case, we will replace every 21-24 days rather than 30.
EXCELLENT by JERSEY01/27/2014
This product is excellent. We use it all the time. The dogs don't seem to mind the collar either!
great by rgh from Bremerton WA05/30/2012
the collar works very well for my dog's anixity
Better Than Drugs by Yo12/25/2013
My 3 dogs get into fights over resources. We ordered the DAP collars to complement behavior modification programs. They seem to improve their ability to deal with stressors and heighten the reactivity threshold. They also work fine regarding thunderstorm anxiety.
works wonders by resqchick from Vacaville, CA07/31/2013
My dog has been suffering from anxiety for years. We have tried everything including numerous drugs which I hate using and only knock my dog out. She has a tremendous fear of noises fireworks, thunder and even birds outside. She has severe anxiety attacks and has not had a single one since she has been wearing the DAP collar. I realize not everything works the same on every dog but this is definately worth trying. For a complete review and video go to my FaceBook page at WagZone Pet Care.
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.
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Amazing ! by Potsie from Minnesota06/01/2013
I put this collar on my super hyper rat terrier and she immediately calmed down and slept for 2 days after being beside herself hyper for 2 years. Her barking has decreased, she can now lie calmly next to me. It starts wearing off around 3 weeks on her. I purchase 3 at a time. I will never be without these for her again.
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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sanity by puppymom07/31/2012
This little collar has been a terrific help in calming our anxious three year old puppy. She is small so we liked the old style, thinner, black collar rather than the new bulky grey collar. But sure have suggested it to many we see. Great idea.
Great! by CricksMum from MSP09/22/2013
With an end of life dog who has accidents in the house I recommend the collars. Our pups noticeably more calm and having fewer accidents inside.
Great for calming! by lilachaze from Upstate NY10/23/2012
This was originally prescribed through an animal behaviorist to calm our dog; it does work, but you have to be sure to change them when recommended. And, much more reasonably priced here than via a vet!
Adaptil collar for small dogs by Peanut from Alberta, Canada04/14/2014
We thought the collar was helping a little, she did seem a bit better. But even weariing it, she went into full blown panic attacks last week. It was not enough. We don't really know what has set her off. We have added the Adaptil Diffuser and have been playing classical music which has made more of a difference. However, she still does start to wind up and we also have meds from the Vet and a Thundershirt. So far, we feel the Thundershirt has the best effect.
Fight Saver by Maryh from St. Louis, MO02/05/2013
Calming collars have helped reduce stress and fighting between 2 young female dogs. Use in combination with the atomizer. I have not had a fight-related vet visit since I started using the collars regularly. The effectiveness seems to last about 30 days sometimes less. I would definitely give them a try if your pet has stress/anxiety issues.
Effective by Sam from Richmond, Va.04/09/2013
Seems to be very effective in releaving anxiety associated with agility trials.
Great Product! by beth from Murfreesboro, TN06/23/2014
Our Vet recommended we get the Adaptil collar for our dog Max who is anxious much of the time. The collar has worked to keep him calmer. I had thought that maybe it wasn't working until I took the collar off to bath him and forgot to put it back on. Then I realized just how good the collar really worked and got it back on him. I would recommend this product to anyone!
Solved a huge problem for us! by beachmusic from Tampa, FL10/22/2012
These DAP collars are amazing. Our dog had a severe storm/fireworks phobia and we hadn't found anything to solve this trauma. Our vet tech recommended the DAP collars and they have worked wonders. We leave them on all the time and replace the collar every month. Plan to use these for many, many years to come.
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.
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.
Adaptil Collar by Pat from Hemet, CA09/27/2013
This collar worked real well for us with the dog we got from the local shelter. He is a corgi mix and is terrified of thunder, gun shots or other loud noises. Once we put the collar on him, it made a big difference in keeping him calm during these happening. He still gets nervous, but at least he no longer hyper-ventilates and tries to bury himself inside you. I recommended to a friend and unfortunetly, it didn't have the same results. So each person has to try it themselves to see if it works.
DAP COLLARS by JERSEY04/30/2012
I purchased the DAP collar for my dog on the recommendation of the vet I took her to in a new town where we had recently moved. My dog was having some anxiety about the move and the new place. I tried the collar on her and she was much calmer. Her behavior was much different (better) and I would highly recommend this product.
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Great for Anxious Dog by Martha from St. Louis, MO11/07/2012
Our vet behaviorist told us to get this for our anxious/agressive dog and it's been amazing. I would recommend this to anyone.
DAP by JERSEY07/25/2012
This is a great product for dogs to use on a daily basis. It usually keeps them calm during stressful situations, like storms and when your family moves. I will say that when I first received the product from DAP, it was solid black and worked a lot better. It now comes in grey and says ADAPTIL on it. I don't think it works as well. But overall, I think it is a great product. We even use the diffusers that plug in the outlets.
Calms nicely, not tolerated though by Krissy from New York, NY01/30/2015
My very sweet but anxious Pekingese calmed very nicely to the collar. However, she was so agitated by the feel of it that she scratched her skin raw around the collar in less than 24 hours. I needed to take it off, take care of the wound, and not use it anymore sadly.
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by Bee from Pa03/28/2014
Unfortunately, this did not work well for our dog.
Best Buy I could make by cml11/09/2012
This collar really works. It has calmed my dog and made her much happy. She is not pacing the house and nervous when the wind blows or hears loud noises. I will continue using this product. I recommend this to anyone who has a dog that is afraid of noise.
Did not work by kay10/10/2013
I tried this with my dog and he still hasn't gotten over any anxiety. He has shewed on all my new furniture
Great Product! by kimdes03/28/2012
Believe we are seeing results after one week! Using both the collar and the diffusser seem to really help my two year old OES with his anxiety issues. We will try the car next week and see if we also get some good results.
Not worth it by Minnie's Mom from Pittsburgh, PA01/27/2014
Recommended from our vet with the instructions to give it at least a month or two to see results. We stuck it out for about six months with very little results. My border collie mix is still very nervous and anxious and I honestly don't think it did a thing for her.
It seems to help. by Patti from Southern CA01/29/2013
I read other reviews and decided to give it a try as there seemed to be mixed reviews. Our vet recommended this collar to help with anxiety related behaviors for our 2 year old terrier mix. After about 2 days of wearing the collar we noticed she is a little bit less anxious. She still jumps up when she gets really anxious but it seems to take more for her to get to that point. We will be traveling on a long road trip and we plan to ensure she has a fresh collar for the trip. If you are on the fence about it, I would say try it to see if it will help. I think the collar has had a positive effect on our anxious little pup.
Works for Us! by GJ from Oregon09/19/2013
Our 7 year old Springer Spaniel/Lab has grand mal seizures and is on a large "cocktail" of meds. He also does not like changes when his "pack" is not all together. Our vet recommended the Adptil collar for his use during a time when I was going to be gone for 2 weeks. Twice my husband observed signs that he was going to seize. He started talking to the dog and rubbing the collar - no seizure! We are re-ordering and will keep using it on a regular base to hopefully slow down the frequency of his seizures and help our special guy lead a comfortable life.
Doesn't seem to be working by Schipper09/10/2013
We are trying this for our standard poodle at the suggestion of his behaviorist. Haven't seen anything that indicates it's working for him. Not sure how long we are supposed to give it until we know. Directions say to replace it monthly and at this price, it's going to be too expensive. Can't recommend it at this point.
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I bought this DAP collar upon the recommendation of my dog behaviorist -- my 20 month rescue Sammie has major "people reactivity" (i.e., she hates strangers!)
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Not working for what I wanted by Bren from New Mexico03/28/2014
I had hoped it would the decrease the dominance battle and urine marking between my two male dogs, but no luck. It's just as bad as ever
D.A.P. Collar by mountain guy from Dillon, CO06/11/2013
The collar seemed to calm my Alaskan Malamute within a short period of time. It's only been on for 2 weeks so I'm not sure of the month long effectiveness as advertised. I'm also using the D.A.P. spray in tandem with the collar. I'm happy so far. I would imagine it would be more effective on a short haired breed.
So far so good by MinniesMom from Pittsburgh, PA08/11/2013
We are in our 10th week using the collar. The vet told us that we would see results in 8 to 10 weeks and we started seeing them closer to 6 weeks! I have a "high-strung" border collie mix that paces a lot and is afraid of storms. Since our 2nd child was born, her anxiety increased and she started licking non-stop and gave herself an acral lick granuloma (sp?). Her licking has definitely decreased and she's calmed down a bit.
Was not happy with collar by Misha's Mom08/01/2012
I was not happy with this collar. It did not work at all.
So far, So good by GSPLover from Glen Gardner, NJ06/25/2012
My German Shorthaired Pointer, 4 years old, who has been properly gun trained, is terrified of fireworks & thunder storms. I was skeptical about one of these collars, and this is the only brand I have used so far, but I definitely see a difference. He is aware of the thunder, looks up and is now sometimes barking at it, but he doesn't shake like he used to. He would pant with his tongue hanging out and shake from head to toe even after we could no longer hear the thunder. Now I notice that he looks up, is aware of the thunder, but doesn't pant or shake. And when he barks/growls at it, I tell him he's a good boy. Not that I want to promote barking behavior, but it seems he has more confidence and the few barks is better than him almost having a heart attack. I would definitely recommend trying it for yourself. I'm sure we've all wasted more money than this on our dogs. Now I wait to see what happens with the fireworks.
Grrrrr by Anna Bo Bana11/06/2012
They need to redesign the fastener on this collar. And the instructions. I had to tape it together. I guess the phermone worked, but I couldn't keep it on my dog long enough to be sure.
Worst item I have ever purchased by Pegleg from Leavenworth, Ks06/18/2012
I have a 4 yr. old Blue Heeler, and he is wound up 24/7 to say the least. I purchased this collar to calm him down during the severe thunder stoms we have here in Kansas. Poo has had the collar on for almost 4 weeks and we have has a few storms in that time, and your colar had ZERO effect on him. He was still a nervous wreck. Buying your collas was a waste of my money......On your rating above it does NOT go low enough...This item is worthless...
Seems to Have Worked! by SJ from Santa Cruz08/12/2013
My older lab had a tough 4th of July this summer and there were residual pops in the night periodically afterwards. She was so afraid that she would shake and dig and try to hide. While she was still afraid when these noises occurred, she was easier to calm down and reassure. As part of a modification routine, adaptil does seem to help. We also bought the plug in adaptil for all of our dogs when we are out of town.
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Worth every penny! by GoldenLuvr 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.
D.A.P. Collar by CP01/19/2012
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 by laura01/21/2012
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!
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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.
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Work well ? by onewomanink from Crockett,CA11/08/2013
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 by christine57 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 by Donna06/22/2012
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.
helps by Mac04/04/2012
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.
great product by pcdt11/23/2011
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.
ADAPTIL(dap) collar by barb a from pa.01/15/2014
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 from WA06/23/2010
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.
it works! by swanny 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!
by from 03/15/2013
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!
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The way to a calm dog by DRVDIVA 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.
Worth it- by bornmaven05/30/2013
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.
by from 01/22/2015
Comparable to a local purchase made at a vet clinic, but less expensive.
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Not so good by DogOwner07/28/2014
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.
Great product by Clubk907/10/2013
It does work for many dogs. Worth trying. We have used many dap products at our doggy daycare and have seen great results!
Extremely Happy 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 from Wyoming03/01/2011
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
Dap Collars by Diane11/13/2008
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.
Amazing results! by Viki12/04/2008
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 by Robbie 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
Calming Effect by Dana10/28/2009
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.
Doesn't work by Shugag01/05/2012
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.
Amazing by Magic12/01/2009
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.
great price 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!!!
by from 07/18/2009
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!
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I was skeptical, but . . . by Pat09/09/2009
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.
D.A.P. Collar by tailsfromgreece from Ontario, Canada06/22/2012
Have found this product to be effective for our rescued dogs. And received prompt and efficient service from EntirelyPets.
Extremely Helpful by BandD from Houston, TX11/12/2013
Recommended by our Vet to help calm our pet follow heart worm treatment.
Brings peace back to the household! by LuvCockers 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 by robbie 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.
Wonderful product by SandyO 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.
DAP Schmap by Betswick 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 by Kate 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 by G-Ma 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.
Great deal. by peterg06/12/2012
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.
by from 04/23/2013
How can I be expected to rate a product which I never received?
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DAP collar by michelle10/15/2011
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 by Liz08/10/2012
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 by penelopepitstop 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.
by munismom from Reno,Nv.01/18/2012
Just started this product as recommended by our vet.
Helps me with Fireworks by Shea from Vancouver, British Columbia11/12/2012
Very afraid of seasonal fireworks.....Has helped to relax my dog and put her at ease.
There is not a miracle cure for a dog's anxiety; but for an effective tool in helping with anxiety, I have had good luck with this product. My dogs have more of a general anxiety reaction to situations which could explain the good results we have had. They do not have severe anxiety reactions like those with really bad separation anxiety or weather-related anxiety. This product may not be as effective on dogs with severe anxiety.
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THIS STUFF WORKS!!! by Bonnie05/14/2014
I occasionally need to crate my beagle when people come to the house...and he howls and actually rubs the skin off his nose on the crate door. DAP works awesomely...no more howling or scraping his nose up!!! He was actually asleep when I went to get him, before he would have been frantically scratching at the door!!!
Didn't work by Sheree from Detroit Suburb,Michigan06/28/2014
Waste of money, bought this to support the DAP collar, no change in behavior. He is terrifed of storms and fireworks.