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D A P Collars?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Debbie, Nov 27, 2007.


  1. Debbie

    Debbie PetForums VIP

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    Do they work?
    I hear contradicting answers - some say they do some say they dont...what are your views?
     
  2. basi

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    I have not needed to use one myself, but like you, have heard mixed reviews about them.
     
  3. Debbie

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    Never needed one before now but I have a DDB that sometimes acts like a baby and started to look into these collars to help him maybe - but before diving in and buying one wanted some views about it first...
    Anyone?
     
  4. michele

    michele PetForums Newbie

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    what are they?
     
  5. Debbie

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    Thanks DH :)
    I didnt think to put an explanation of what they are....
     
  6. Jenny Olley

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    I don't know of anyone who has used a collar, but know of quite a few people who have used DAP deffusers in the home, some say they were wonderful, some said they made no difference, but no-one has ever said they made the dog worse.
    What works for one dog doesn't always work for another, also owner expectations need to be taken in to account. See if your vet hires them, some do, then you could try before you buy.
     
  7. Debbie

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    Jenny that would be great but when I asked our vet he didnt seem too impressed with the DAP range. I think I shall go ahead and get one and give it a try - then at least I can come back here and report what I think myself. :)
     
  8. Dawny

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    DAP is very useful. It works for some dogs, others it doesn't. It's hit and miss. The diffuser is a good idea I think. And the spray. The collars are not so much though. I just spray a bandana and put it round my dog's neck, much cheaper and spray lasts ages. The collar only lasts 4 weeks once opened but the spray you can use anytime you need it without it 'going stale'. Although collars would be good for around bonfire night just once a year!
     
  9. jan-c

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    Hi Debs
    Havn't used the collar but tried the plug in for a Rott that was terrified of fireworks. Was recomended by a vet but made no difference at all I'm afraid. Finally tried tranquil-x liquid whiched seemed to help.

    Jan
     
  10. AJ

    AJ Guest

    We tried the diffuser for fireworks too and it made no difference whatsoever!
     
  11. AlexandSnicker

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    I have just been advised to get one by vet for my Border Terrier, 14 months, who has started to show dog to dog aggression, and who has recently been castrated. He’s showing dominance and is expressing it inappropriately with aggression to other dogs.
    My vet advised I put one on him and go back to basic obedience. (recall 1st time, every time, etc) The thinking is he will be calmer and less reactive and more open to training.
    My vet said that he uses one on his dog for the same reasons and it has been helpful. He said they 1st started seeing positive signs after 4 weeks, or in other words when his dog had the second one fitted.
    I put it on my dog this morning and will let you know how we get on :smile5:
     
  12. Honey Bee

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    Hi, like Dawny I have used the collar and I didn't get on with it so well as I didn't want to use it with Honey all the time but only when she was exposed to traffic. It did work to some extent but I have found the spray much better. I am currently using it for her travel sickness by spraying it in the area she lies in. I've had excellent results so far and she has stopped being sick or dribbling while travelling. It also use it on my clothing when I'm walking her somewhere really busy with lots of traffic. She seems much calmer overall. She doesn't have any issues with fireworks so I don't know if it would work for acute stress. I would definitely buy the spray again.
     
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    My Malamute had severe anxiety and fear problems outside when a pup, so I used both the collar and diffuser. Collars last about 4 weeks, I would say he was more re-active when the collar waas wearing out and better when a new one went on again. I still use the diffusers for fireworks and times of stress, in fact I also got him a collar again when he had to go and stay at a specialist vets a few months back.
     
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