There are many products available to address dog anxiety. From herbal remedies to prescription tranquilizers. Most of these products work to mask the symptoms of dog anxiety in the short term. The key to a happy well balanced dog is to get the dog to “let go” of the old sensation and to modify the behavior.
Cherrybrook is happy to offer a useful tool to assist with this goal; the Anxiety Wrap.
The Anxiety Wrap was created by Susan Sharpe and Kimberly Ring based on a body wrapping method by internationally recognized animal expert Linda Tellington Jones; developer of the Tellington TTouch Method.
The Tellington TTouch is a gentle, alternative healing method based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. Using a combination of specific touches, lifts, and movement exercises, TTouch helps the dog to release tension and increase body awareness.
The Anxiety Wrap is based on the theory that maintained pressure acts to calm and redirect the animal’s focus. The Anxiety Wrap can significantly reduce, or even end, fear of thunderstorms, barking and other behaviors that benefit from calming and relaxing.
The Anxiety Wrap is non restrictive, easy to use and has been tested on dogs who have worn it sleeping, swimming, performing field work, during agility, as well as other areas of dog training. It can be a useful tool for travel anxiety, fear based aggression, shy or fearful dogs, destructive chewing, sound sensitivity, dog separation anxiety and to help a dog in training relax. A relaxed dog will be easier to train.
Testimonials from Anxiety Wrap users:
“The Anxiety Wrap puts in an unchanging, quieting stimulus that causes the receptors to adapt and modify their thresholds in a cumulative manner”
Dr. Shareen D. Farber PhD, OTR, FAOTA
…”Her heart rate decreased and her cortisol levels decreased after only 15-20 minutes of wearing the wrap.”
Dr. Pam Perry of Cornell University
“I used the wrap on my thunder phobic boy last night, and instead of crawling up my legs on the walk, he walked next to me, with much more confidence, even though it was thundering to beat the band.”
Debi Davis Trainer of the 1999 Service Dog of the Year
”Traveler is doing GREAT – we have had some horrific thunderstorms here and, as long as his Wrap is on, he handles them well with minimal panting. He also wears the wrap during the day when his family goes to work and it has taken away his anxiety problem of destroying things in their absence….the anxiety wrap allowed him to stop all his meds.”
Sandi, Anxiety Wrap Client
”Barney is a blue Weimaraner rescued off the streets. His life on the streets was very traumatic and he had severe anxiety issues and fear/terror as a result. After using it (Anxiety Wrap) three times, he was more connected with his body and did not spin out of control as quickly. It was one of several tools I employed to help him deal with hid anxiety, and it worked the fastest.”
Animal Communicator, Bach Practitioner and Holistic Animal Care Consultant