Adaptil Large Dog Collar
I purchased a two-set Adaptil large dog collar last week and it arrived so quickly i was actually surprised! Laikey (3yo bitch), the younger of our two Labrador retrievers has experienced anxiety which presents as fear reactivity to strange dogs and strangers; more-so men than women due to a number of men scaring her during her training in the earliest fear period. We have invested in training with a behaviourist trainer which was excellent but when we relocated we haven't found a local equivalent. So next week she flies to Sydney to board and train with Steve Courtney at k9-Pro. I bought the collars to help reduced Laikey's anxiety during transit. I put it on her on Tuesday (Today being Friday) and there has been a noticeable difference in her keeping under her threshold and how often she crosses her threshold during anxious situations. The Adaptil collar didn't 'fix' Laikey and i didn't expect that, but what it has done, is to reduce the level of intensity she experiences. So, given that there is a noticeable change in her behaviour, I am confident that it was the right decision to purchase the collar to help her be somewhat calmer during transit. I highly recommend the Adaptil collar but you need to be aware that it isn't a fix; it's an aid...an aid that shouldn't be relied upon to change the dog's behaviour. The root problem of the anxiety still needs to be attended to, but an Adaptil collar can be useful in the dog's recovery.