Why Does THE AKC CALMING COAT work?
Based on research carried out in the USA, dog anxiety shirts have nearly a 90% success rate of helping anxious and stressed dogs, compared to a just over 70% success rate with veterinary prescribed medication. The AKC Calming Coat is based on the use of the Tellington TTouch body wrap which helps dogs have a better understanding of where their body begins and ends and where the real world begins and ends. It also provides the effect of a big hug to help them feel safe. Click here to read Tellington TTouch Instructor Kathy Cascade's full explanation. Calming Coats work in a similar way to swaddling a new born baby. A similar type weighted jacket is also used with children suffering from autism.
Calming Coats are recommended by vets, trainers and behaviourists both siders of the Atlantic.