This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort Zone® products. All opinions are 100% mine.
I haven't talked much about our new dog, the one we got over the summer from the animal shelter, but his name is Toby.
And boy oh boy have we had our moments with him. (some days he's lucky he's cute)
For one, he seems to have been poorly trained. (a.k.a. not trained at all) He was, instead, tied up outside because of his very puppy behavior. For another, he's super energetic and very different from our laid back rottweiler we had previously, so this was also a very big change for us. Add to that the issues surrounding being displaced and put in an animal shelter for a week and then brought to a new home and issues were bound to come up.
Within a couple of weeks of bringing him home, we started puppy classes for basic training and when Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® asked me to review their product I couldn't pass up an opportunity to help him out.
Because helping him out meant that I may stop freaking out as well.
The Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) products for dogs are supposed to help control excessive barking, destructive digging, chewing, and house soiling as well as managing nighttime whining during puppy transition from the shelter/breeder to a new home. The barking was never an issue as it took him a couple of weeks to make any sort of noise when he saw something outside, but there was definitely a period of a few weeks where he was learning our house rules.
And because he probably hadn't been in the house much, he needed some major schooling!
As with any major change, dogs can get stressed out and begin to display unwanted behavior. It could be travelling, moving, holiday visitors, or family additions. And Comfort Zone® products help reduce stress-related behavior in cats and dogs by mimicking their natural pheromones that help them feel calm and comfortable in their environment.
It is recommended to allow 90 days to see the full effect in your cat or dog when using this product and to follow the instructions in the product insert for detailed usage. We used it for about 60 days, and while I didn't notice the same difference with him as I did with our cats and their Comfort Zone® product, I did notice he spent more time laying on the chair near where the plugin was placed.
If your cat or dog is experiencing a medical issue, consult with your veterinarian before using Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® products. Toby had seen the vet and all of his issues were due entirely to adjusting to a new home. And being a young untrained dog.