4.12 rating based on 42 reviews
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!
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.
Unfortunately, this did not work well for our dog.
I have used for stressed dogs before
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
Dogs are not appeased
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.
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.
Might work for some dogs....
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!
The ONLY thing that helped my dog
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!
Didn't do what it said
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.
I didn't think this did anything to help calm my pet while I was away.
by baileys mom
This product works very well! My dog is much calmer and not as nervous!
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.
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.
Didn't Help My Dog
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.
surprised and pleased
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.
Solved My Problem
from Savoy, IL07/15/2012
I really think my little rescue dog is calmer! I will buy the diffuser again!
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!!
works for my dog!
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!
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.
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.
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. :^)
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.
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!
Great product if you get it past customs
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.
did not work
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.
Good for Anxiety
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!
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...
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.
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
Try it! It really works!
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.
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
worse purchase ever
by ticked off customer
from martins ferry ohio11/07/2011
completely ineffective in calming our dog
Worth a try!!
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).
DAP Dog Appeasing Pheromone
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.
We have a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix 4 year old (Chewbacca) who has always been very clingy and suffers with separation anxiety frequently.
Seems to Work
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.
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.