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How to Make a Calming Spray for Dogs

Sentry, Good behavior calming spray for dogs mimics the pheromone that mother dogs produce to reassure their young and are recognized throughout life. Pheromones are a natural way to help dogs cope with new and fearful situations. The product’s lavender and chamomile ingredients provide a soothing fragrance.

Dogs can become anxious and stressed from a number of things, including loud noises such as thunderstorms, boredom, trauma, unfamiliar people or animals, change of routine, separation, and physical restraint. You can help your dog manage his stress by making a spray with lavender oil, which is known for its calming effects.

Mixing Instructions
Add 1 ounce of warm water to the spray bottle. Then add 3 to 4 drops of lavender oil. Replace the cap on the spray bottle and shake the bottle vigorously.

If you are reusing an old spray bottle, clean and dry it completely before mixing the solution.

Application Instructions
For direct application to your dog, you can either spray the solution on your hands and then massage your dog’s coat, or you can spray the mist directly onto your dog, and then massage it into his coat. If you are spraying directly onto his coat, spray from a distance of 6 inches. Apply the solution from the neck down to the tail only, never near your dog’s face, eyes, and nose. Shake the solution before each use.

Additional Uses
Spraying the solution lightly in the air and on your dog’s bedding is another way to use the spray for calming. You can even spray your dog’s favorite plush toy.

How do you make your own dog spray?
Fill your spray bottle with ¼ witch hazel and ¾ water. Add about 5 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture. You can add a bit more essential oil if you wish, but don’t make the scent too strong as your dog probably won’t like it.