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Canine Coddler: Your Dogs Relief From Anxiety!

by | Mar 8, 2018 | Dog Training & Care, Sponsored | 27 comments

FTC noticeAre you a Canine Coddler? Y’all know that I very rarely (as in, almost NEVER) post guest blogs. But when Matt Hamilton from Canine Coddler reached out to me, I was intrigued.

After searching for ways to help Lulu, their rescued English Mastiff, Matt and his family found a unique answer. I’ve written about canine anxiety many times, along with recommended products to ease canine stress and angst. Now Canine Coddler adds another tool to help dogs like Lulu–and your dogs, too. Take it away, Matt!

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This guest post is sponsored by Canine Coddler. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Canine Coddler, but BLING, BITCHES & BLOOD only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers.

Canine Coddler: Your Dogs Relief From Anxiety!

Thousands of dogs across the globe suffer from anxiety due to extreme sensory related issues. Fireworks, car horns, people shouting, even fast travel- none of these things are normal to a dog’s natural environment. Until recently, there hasn’t been a solution in sight.

Car/Travel Anxiety

Car rides can either make or break a dog. Either they relish in the relaxing, soothing environment, or the fast moving jitters and loud outside noises terrify them. The key to a happy dog is a calm, pleasant setting with happy associations, which can be all but impossible for many pet owners.

Does your dog hate car rides? Does he tend to become extremely anxious, nervous, or jittery? You aren’t alone; countless dogs feel the exact same way. No need to worry; we have the perfect solution for you!

Canine Coddler

Warm, Comfortable Escape

Just like a toddler with his favorite ‘blanky’, the Canine Coddler will quickly become your pet’s ‘goto’ escape for nap time, or simply a nice soft place to rest. By nature, dogs will build familiarity toward places or objects, favoring them above others as the natural ‘den’ animals they are.

Relief from Loud, Shocking Noises

Today’s human world, full of noisy cities and alarming vehicles, is far from the natural environment dogs have lived in for thousands of years. These intrusions aren’t instinctual to any Canine, and they often find it difficult to cope with our human environments.

The Canine Coddler anxiety blanket helps provide relief from these unnatural intrusions, offering warm comfort in these times of unknown distress. With this extra ‘impenetrable coat of armor’, your pup will gain the newfound sense of security you can only imagine!

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Get Rid of Separation Anxiety

Most of us need to send long hours at work daily, and can’t be home with our dogs. Natural social animals they are, dogs sometimes develop nervous separation anxiety when left alone for long periods. Weighted blankets for dogs help your little furry ones feel safe and secure when you are away, eliminating many of those outside stressors that cause dogs to feel anxious. Weighted blankets simulate the warm, secure hug of an owner, offering a strong yet peaceful feeling!

Why do Weighted Blankets for Dogs Work?

It wasn’t until Temple Grandin came along that anyone would have ever thought to use weighted blankets to calm animals. Dismissed for her autism, Temple not only shook the animal care industry by storm, she quickly become recognized for her unique and effective ideas. Temple first introduced the idea of pressure blankets to calm cattle. She is now known and revered across the globe for her revolutionary ideas!

The same idea can and is implemented with humans, and believe it or not, dogs!  Offering pressure similar to that of a hug, our weighted blanket for dogs offers a constant sense of secure comfort. The deep pressure sensation the Canine Coddler offers is designed to offer dogs warm, gentle pressure, similar to the sensation of being held by a loving family member!

Uses for Anxiety Blanket

  • Long car rides
  • Calm sensation during nail trimming
  • Help with separation anxiety
  • Visiting company or strangers
  • When you are at work and the dog is home alone
  • Cure for restless sleep
  • Calm escape from other barking, aggressive animals
  • Calm escape during loud thunderstorms

The veterinarian approved Canine Coddler dog anxiety blanket offers constant, gentle pressure to help diminish anxiety, fear, and restlessness, Even better- it can also be used as a pillow to lie on!

Take a look at the amazingly effective Canine Coddler anxiety blanket for dogs yourself!

A portion of Canine-Coddler sales go to help underprivileged families with expensive vet bills! Every year, an estimated 5 million plus puppies are born in the United States alone, many of them without good homes or available veterinary care. With every purchase, you aren’t just helping your dog. You’re helping countless dogs continue to live a happy, healthy life!

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Easy, Machine Washable

Washing stuffed dog pillows or furry pet blankets can be all but impossible, and bear the potential to tear apart, creating an enormous mess when they are run through the washing machine. Many pet owners simply don’t wash their dog beds or pillows, allowing them to accumulate bacteria and countless other nasty things over the years. Sadly, many of these things simply aren’t made to be easily washed.

The Canine Coddler dog anxiety blanket is specially built for easy machine washing, without losing any integrity or durability in the process!

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27 Comments

  1. Cathy Armato

    This is a really interesting product. It makes perfect sense, just like babies feel more secure and settle down when they’re tightly swaddled in a blanket. Dogs are also naturally “den” animals by instinct so being underneath things can provide security. Great review! I’ve shared on Twitter & Pinterest.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    • Amy Shojai

      Thanks Cathy, yes–the product fascinated me for its possibilities. Hope it helps some pets and pet parents!

  2. Sonja Lishchynski

    My husband and I both have one. I think it’s a great product … just not sure we’d ever find one tiny and “light” enough for our 3.5 pounder. LOL

    • Amy Shojai

      Yes, this blanket (small size) is for pets 10-49 pounds. I wonder if one designed for an infant would be appropriate for your tiny dog?

  3. boogiethepug

    Awesome! I’ve never heard of this product before, or considered a weighted blanket. I love cozy solutions 🙂

  4. Three Chatty Cats

    What a great idea! I’ve seen these for people but didn’t know about the dog-sized one. I think my dog would definitely benefit from this, especially when he has to go on sleepovers to the grandparents’ house.

    • Amy Shojai

      The concept was new to me, too. Hope it helps lots of dogs (and maybe cats?)

  5. Chirpy Cats

    Looks like a great product and nice that it can be washed! My husband always ends up buying dog beds for our multiple cats and we’ve seen our fair share of foamy mess and shredded dog bed in the washer!

  6. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    After Nissy had his bionic knee implants, he was wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito. Peep #1 always thought it was to keep him extra warm, but do you think it was to keep him calm, too? purrs

    • Amy Shojai

      Could be. We’ve known for years that swaddling babies helps calm them, and the TTouch practitioners also have advocated special “wraps” that soothe pets. The vet staff may have done this for several reasons (keeping him calm, preventing him bothering the surgical site or moving too much, etc). Hope he’s fully recovered now!

  7. Jill

    This is really cool! I may have to try that on my Cleo – she has high anxiety and wonder if this would really help her. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Amy Shojai

      Hi Jill, let me know how it works out with Cleo if you decide to get one.

  8. Beth

    I’ve heard of these for people, and I’m excited that are available for dogs. I think that dogs would really appreciate being able to get out the blanket as opposed to the thundershirt that they can’t wiggle out of. My dog, Theo, absolutely loves to be under a heavy blanket. I like that it comes in two different weights.

  9. Ruth Epstein

    I have never heard of these, what a fantastic product for those that do get afraid. I do not use a thundershirt for Layla when there are fireworks which really scare her but have found that a t-shirt helps her a lot and of cuddlying under the blankets. I will check into this though

    • Amy Shojai

      Sounds like Layla might be a candidate for this product, if she likes snuggling under blankets.

  10. fashionbeyondforty

    Weighted blankets have been used for quite awhile for humans with emotional and mental problems so why not pets! I need to try one of these for my Lyla who has terrible anxiety over storms which we have MANY of living in tornado alley! She is also afraid of fireworks. I had no idea these were an option until now!

  11. Kamira Gayle

    I hadn’t heard of this product before seeing your (guest) post. This is a great product to ease anxiety and stress. Reminds me of swaddling a baby. That pup looks mighty relaxed indeed. I’m sure this product will help alleviate many pet parents troubled pets.

  12. Sherri

    I looks like an interesting idea and works on similar principle as swaddling babies (though I know less about that). i’m not sure it would work for my dog (though I’d try it) because my dog doesn’t like to be under the covers or even have a blanket on him.

    • Amy Shojai

      Yes, I don’t know if a dog that dislikes blankets would be a candidate for this. *shrug*

  13. AmeliaAJohnson

    I can see this working for some pets that like to be kept warm and coddled. My Eskie is always seeking cool spots and fortunately is very laid back as long as he feels I will be returning to spoil his little fuzzy butt.

  14. tenaciouslittleterrier

    Mr. N is rather fond of blankets to begin with.. although most blankets already weigh him down! He has an anxiety wrap. I wonder if this would work better?

    • Amy Shojai

      It might. Does the anxiety wrap help him? I like this option because the dog can control if he needs it or not.

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