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|06-05-2008, 10:39 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Has Anyone Tried Comfort Zone with DAAP?
My Yorkie is terrified of storms and getting worse. Putting him in his crate helps alot but I have read that the Confort Zone wall insert works well at claming dogs. He also wears a belly band becausehe is marking territy in the house (he is neutered). The vet claims that it's becausehis younger brother is now an adult and the alpha dog. Has anyone tried Confort Zone for this??
|06-05-2008, 01:06 PM||#2|
Crazy about Kacee!
Join Date: May 2005
No, but I'll bump this up for you and perhaps someone else has tried it. If I had one that was scared, I would try anything!
Muffin 1991-2005 Rest in Peace My Little Angel
|06-05-2008, 01:44 PM||#3|
My hairy-legged girls
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: lompoc, ca.
You could buy the CD that has the sounds of storms to use as a training tool. Just get out his most favorite treat in the world and make the thunder experience really fun. You could do this a couple of minutes a day till he doesn't mind it at all.
|06-05-2008, 02:15 PM||#4|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
I used the comfort zone for a high strung female. While it did help her marginally, it did nothing for my Shih Tzu with storm PHOBIAS. There are several threads here on the subject on both general fears and phobias.
Unfortunately, I've had to do a lot of research. There is a lot of very interesting and very true information on the subject. If they go beyond "scared", it doesn't seem like any training, holding, reasoning, etc. works. Crating doesn't work for us either. (I haven't slept for the past three nights because of our constant storm patterns.) The thing that I found that has worked the best is my version of the "Anxiety Wrap" (based on the pressure therapy used with autistic children). The real wrap is very expensive. But I use two premie snap t-shirts (one snapped in the front and one snapped in the back) that are very tight. This does help calm him. And now, when I get the shirts out in a storm, he looks relieved. I told our holistic groomer about it, and she has a client who uses a cut off tube sock in the same way.
Good Luck with your poor baby!
Diane, and my boys ..... Coby and Reggie !!
Striving to be a YTPP - a YT Positive Poster!
In Memory of My Beautiful Mother 7/22/28-8/27/08
|06-05-2008, 05:50 PM||#5|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lancaster, PA