I have a 5 month old golden cocker spaniel who is from a rescue centre but is thought to be originally from a puppy farm. He has separation anxiety. We have been working hard with him for the past month, closing doors behind us, leaving him for short, gradually getting longer periods of time but with little success/change in his behaviour. Our puppy trainer reccomended we try DAP as it worked with her youngest dog who had the same problems as our Toby.
SO just curious if anyone has used it? I've reserved a diffuser at the vets but due to the price i would like to know if anyone has been helped by it, and what product they bought?
Thanks in advance.
I have not personally used it, but know several people who have. For your application, you should get the plug-in (if he stays in that room) or a collar (if not). They also make a spray, but that is short-lived and best for things like getting into the car or a crate, etc ... I am glad to hear you are working with a trainer, but don't forget your veterinarian. If he/she is not really up on behavioral stuff, try to see if there is a boarded behavioral vet near you. Their website has a finder: http://www.veterinarybehaviorists.org/
This is also a handy site: http://www.ddfl.org/tips.htm
Good luck, be patient and good for you for helping this pup!
Answer by JZ10FPM at 8:23 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
dogs with anxiety do well on a herb called Valerian; This is the only thing that my clients have had great luck with.
you would need to give the time-release tablet each day - SEE here: Hope this helps
would like you to try some Valerian for your Golden's anxiety.
see here: very helpful and SAFE...
Dog anxiety - natural options-
Answer by nuvetmarie at 9:03 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:45 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by raylc at 10:17 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
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