Common situations can be very stressful for anxious, shy, or fearful dogs. For these dogs visits to the vet, introductions to other dogs and to people, or car trips, can put an emotional and physical strain on you, the dog, and your relationship. Created by leading animal behaviorist, Trish King, the Calming Cap is a behavior management tool that is designed to lessen a dog's anxiety or aggression in these stressful situations. We were surprised with how well the Calming Cap worked for nail cutting sessions.
The Calming Cap is not a blindfold; it reduces the visual stimuli that make a dog agitated by filtering the dog's vision so he can remain calm. The single-panel sheer fabric window offers the dog enough vision to confidently maneuver around his environment. Try it for yourself. You'll see that while your vision is somewhat limited, you're still able to comfortably and assuredly make out shapes.
Please note that while the Calming Cap works for many dogs, it will not be effective on all dogs. You have to try it with your dog to determine if it will help; but, the manufacturer offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on the Calming Cap.
Made of soft fabric and elastic for a comfortable fit, the Calming Cap uses two Velcro strips to allow for easy on/off use. The Calming Cap is grey and comes in four sizes. Click on the Sizing tab on the left for information on fitting your dog.