Are you a pet owner whose dog ( or cats) seems to have "anxieties"? Does your dog become destructive when your away or he isn't getting attention? Does s/he chew, bark, or soil your home out of fear, loneliness, insecurities etc? We tend to forget animals can have emotions just like people and sometimes destructive behavior is a result of showing some sort of emotion.
I have two dogs you may have heard me mention before. A 2.5 year old Boxer, Bella and a 10mth old Pit bull, Boss. Bella is pretty good only but she does not like anyone new entering the home or coming to the door. She barks and jumps like crazy! Boss chews, anything and everything if he isn't getting your attention (100%) and will whine non-stop.
A little over a month ago I was approached about trying a new pet product called Comfort Zone with D.A.P. ® Diffuser. Comfort Zone is a plug-in in warmer that releases Pheromones. While the pet owners can not notice a scent, your dog will sense these Pheromones being released from the diffuser. It is said he or she will breathe it in, and the pheromone will attach to a receptive organ, called the vomeronasal organ located in the nasal cavity. The vomeronasal organ then signals the brain, via nerves, and a sense of well-being is established. Helping calm your dog and ease their destructive behaviors by producing a calming effect.
The Comfort Zone Plug-in is simple to use: Just plug it into the room in which the dog has recently urinated, chewed or displayed other signs of stress, for ’round-the-clock' control. One diffuser bottle lasts 30 days and covers up to 500 - 650 sq. ft.
We have been using this product round the clock for over a month. Boss has displayed some calming signs. His chewing being our biggest issue, has certainly decreased. He also no longer barks and whines when we leave the room. Bella however is still just as crazy when someone new enters the room. I think this maybe a trait we are stuck with. We will however, continue with this product for the full 90 days to detemine a final result.
If your having some behavior issues with your dog ( or cat) I would recommend taking a look at Comfort Zone for Pets it's certainly not something that will hurt them and is worth a try. I would love to have seen the effects of this product when my dogs were puppies - even at 10mths old boss is almost as big as me and I certainly don't consider him a "puppy" even if he would still be classified as one.
Buy It: Purchase the complete Comfort Zone kit for Cats or Dogs at your local Petco or Petsmart ( among other retailers) for about $49.99. Refills start at $29.99