Saw an article talking about the anxiety wrap in Dog Fancy this month and was wondering if anyone else has tried it?
They are quite expensive so I would hate to waste money on something that does not work at all but am willing to give it a try if it has worked for other people. Jackson has been getting really upset and scared during thunderstorms and this article talked about how it helped a Border Collie with the same problem.
***Edited By: minpin mom on 6/22/2006 11:58:00 AM*** Reason: added
i saw that in DF too. i have known of people who have used this technique in conjunction wioth training, behavior mod, and t-touch. do some googling on t touch adn look a little more into it because i think thers more to it that we think there is.
but yes i have heard of it and heard of success with it.
I have not tried it myself, but I know three people who have, for storm-phobic dogs, and all three say it works wonderfully, right off the bat. One of them had to get the dog used to it first...just one of those dogs that doesn't like wearing "clothes."
I'm seriously considering it for my [now] slightly SA dog.
interesting ..... i would have said hooey to it if someone told me about it but i guess youguys know people who swear by it. i guess for 70 dollars it had better work or come with a money back guarantee.
That's different. I'd wager that the feeling of the clothing makes the dog focus on something other than how freaked out it is by thunderstorms, but this is just me. I'm not really sure otherwise how a 'coat' would help the dog remain calm in anxious moments.
Apparently pressure over a wide area of the body is universally calming. I am listening to _Animals in Translation_ by Temple Grandin on CD this week. The author is autistic. She works with the livestock industry to help fix problems in the movement/treatment of animals. When she was in high school, she noticed how the "squeeze chute" could calm cattle immediately, so she fashioned one for herself to deal with her own anxiety. She used a couple pieces of plywood and an aircompressor.
***Edited By: NoDogYet on 6/22/2006 9:58:22 PM*** Reason: doh!