When we first got Captain, we knew he was the right dog because he listened from the get go. A dog that stayed when he was told to and came when you asked and even on the first night home, he did his business outside. I had never had a dog before and was quietly pleased that dogs were NOT as bad as I always thought!
This whole dog parent thing was great! Charlotte loved him, we loved him, family complete.
Sadly, it was short lived and he died from a disease he had when we adopted him and it was out of our control. We hastily went out, with broken hearts, and adopted a new dog. We picked one that was playful and running around, but we were soon to find out that he was hyper, overactive, and had serious issues when left alone.
In short, we have a really, REALLY high strung dog which makes for a really really high strung mom.
I am also finding I am not the dog person I thought I was.
Not to say that he is a BAD dog, because he isn’t, he just isn’t a good fit for me and since I am stuck at home all day, guess who he sees the most.
But with my volunteer work at the shelter and my need to encourage people to take responsibility for their pets, I haven’t had the heart to find him a more suitable home. And in the end, I do believe that Charlotte loves him and he loves her and I am still hopeful he will grow out of the “puppy” stage at some point.
Could Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® Help?
- Comfort Zone® products are 95% effective at reducing scratching and urine marking for cats and also helps reduce excessive chewing and barking for dogs.
- Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) products for dogs helps control excessive barking, destructive digging, chewing and house soiling.*Data on file
- Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® for dogs helps manage stress-related behavior in dogs caused by thunderstorms, loud noises like fireworks, adjusting to a new environment, transitions, being left alone or traveling.
- It can also help to manage nighttime whining during puppy transition from the shelter/breeder to a new home.
We have been using the Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) for the past 90 days. Unfortunately the dog moves so often around the house, I feel like I never found a perfect space to put the diffuser. Because so much of his barking and scratching was at the front door when we would leave or go in and out, I did finally decide to leave it as close to the front of the house as possible. While it was running he seemed to do a little better and there were even a few weeks that we hit a truce of him calming down. He would sit calmly on the couch and watch me move around but now he is back at it again and my Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) is out.
I did find that bringing him to the vet and having some of the spray in his bed or on a blanket did help with travel as well, so if your pets are experiencing adjusting, new pets, or or travel, it is definitely worth peace of mind to test out in your home. Keep in mind that it often takes 90 days to see a full affect on a pet.
You can learn more by heading to thier Facebook page or heading to Petsmart or Petco (online or in stores) to see if this product is right for your Pet Family!