Calming Cap by Premier
To be honest, we were a bit dubious when we were first
asked to test this product developed by our friend and colleague
Ms. Trish King from the Humane Society in Marin County,
CA. But after using it with our Dalmatian as well as our
clients’ dogs we changed our minds. The first time
we used it, we were able to easily walk Ashley with our
friends’ three dogs, when normally she is quite aroused
around other dogs.
The Calming Cap™ is made from a stretchy, comfortable
material and looking through it is like looking through
blue gauze. Dan describes it as similar to trying to see
under low-light conditions.
The single-panel sheer fabric window does NOT act like
a blindfold, but filters your dog’s vision, reducing
the impact of visual stimuli and decreasing your dog’s
reaction to them. Dogs we’ve used it with can still
see well enough to go on walks and play fetch. Ashley has
hiked with it on.
We’ve used it in many contexts: to help introduce
dogs to one another (and to cats) and as an aid to resolving
conflicts between them; to reduce dogs’ arousal in
the car (what Trish originally designed the product for);
to help dogs tolerate nail trims and veterinary exams; as
an aid when introducing fearful or threatening dogs to people,
and any time we want to reduce a dog’s arousal or
Most dogs accept the Cap™ easily and it is
easy to fit. If you order the wrong size, we will gladly
exchange it as long as you return it in un-used condition.
Cap is made of an elastic, spandex like material that allows
for a good fit on many different size dogs.
Petite: Toy breeds, puppies
Small: Cocker, Beagles, Shelties, small
Medium: Lab, Dalmatian, Cattle dogs, Retrievers
Large: Giant breeds, Mountain Dogs, Large Shepherd Dogs,