Great for Travel
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.
by Jesse's Mom
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
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 He still is more withdrawn when it storms but does not shake like he used to.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
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.
Point Cook Dog Training
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
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
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
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
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.
This product did not work as advertised. I would not by again.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Helped with Separation Anxiety
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!
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
from Drummondville, QC, Canada08/18/2014
I did not see any change with that product.
No Schnauzer Relief
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!!!
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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...
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
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
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...
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.
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
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
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.
this is great 4 storms
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............
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!
Not for all dogs
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.......
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
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.
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.
Irritated my dog's skin
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
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
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
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
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.)