Weighted Calming Vest

Weighted Calming Vest


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Calming Innovation
Machine Washable
Adjustable Fit

Product Details

The WEIGHTED CALM™ insert in the Weighted Calming Vest provides gentle pressure and evenly distributes the weight on the dog’s shoulders to help create a calmer emotional state. Inspired by human weighted blankets, the gentle pressure resembles being hugged or pet to help dogs feel calm and at ease.

- WEIGHTED CALM™ insert is made with non-toxic microbeads
- WEIGHTED CALM™ insert is designed to be up to 3% of your dog’s body weight to comfortably sit across their shoulders
- Velcro closure for a snug fit

Canada Pooch, the Paw Print Logo, and Weighted Calm (etc.) are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Canada Pooch Ltd.

How To Use

The Canada Pooch Weighted Calming Vest is easy to put on and take off with velcro closures around the chest and belly. Ensure both are secured and snug for optimal fit. It may take a few tries to see full effects.

WEIGHTED CALM™ insert is removeable and microwaveable for added comfort – Microwave for maximum 30 seconds. Ensure the WEIGHTED CALM™ insert is not too hot to touch before putting the Weighted Calming Vest on your dog.

Sizing Recommendations

Follow the size guide found below the colour selection. Ensure the weight rests comfortably on your dog’s shoulders. In larger sizes, a snap is included to safely secure the weight in the correct position. The weight on your dog’s shoulders should not exceed 3% of your dog’s body weight. The ideal fit should be snug around the dog’s torso. If your dog is in between sizes or fits multiple sizes, we recommend sizing down for their comfort and wellbeing.

Care & Materials

Fasten closure. Spot clean dirt or machine washable once WEIGHTED CALM™ insert is removed. Machine wash inside out on gentle cycle, cold water. Hang to dry. Do not iron.

Material: Breathable jersey material so it can be worn all year round.
Shell: 78% polyester, 18% rayon, 4% spandex
Lining: 78% polyester, 18% rayon, 4% spandex
Interior: 100% glass beads (this is in the neckline of the product)

Shipping & Returns

Shipping: We offer free shipping on all orders above $100 for standard shipping methods! Need it faster? You can also select expedited shipping options at checkout.

Easy Returns & Exchanges: This item is eligible for a flexible returns and exchanges policy. Please reach out to support@canadapooch.com for further details.

*We are unable to offer free shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon at this time.

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Calming Vest FAQs

The Weighted Calm™ collection is designed to help calm anxious dogs. The collection includes a weighted calming vest, weighted blanket for dogs and a calming dog toy that applies a gentle weighted pressure to help create a calmer emotional state.

The collection is weighted with non-toxic microbeads to evenly distribute weight in specific locations on the dog. This helps create a calmer emotional state by providing a sensory distraction and offers a comforting pressure, similar to being hugged or pet.  

The Weighted Calming Vest works by applying gentle pressure over the dog’s shoulders.  This helps create a calmer emotional state by providing a sensory distraction through the comforting pressure, similar to being hugged or pet.

Canada Pooch is focused on the safety and wellbeing of all dogs. Canada Pooch consulted with Veterinary Behaviourist Dr. Colleen Wilson on the Weighted Calming Collection and carefully selected the weight of our vest  to not exceed 3% of your dog’s body weight.  It is not suited for dogs who have any pre-existing conditions such as problems with sleep, diabetes, medical concerns with circulation, back or neck issues, and /or low blood pressure. 

The Weighted Calming Vest was created for dogs that experience stress and anxiety. It is a tool that can help provide stress relief for dogs. Dog anxiety can occur from situations such as thunderstorms, vet visits, fireworks, travel etc.

This is completely situational to your dog. It can be for long periods of time, but we recommend monitoring your dog and not leaving them unattended when using the anxiety dog vest.

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You should use the weighted vest when you know you are about to enter a situation that causes your dog fear, anxiety, or stress or when you see visible signs of anxiety. For more information see our blog post here.

Your dog can sleep in the calming vest while being supervised. It is not recommended to leave the product on through the night unsupervised. 

The Weighted Solution to Help Calm Anxious Dogs

About the Weighted Calming Vest:

  • Weighted Calm™ insert provides a gentle pressure across your dog's shoulders
  • Vest is adjustable so it's secure and comfortable for dogs that pace when anxious

Dog Calming Vest

Are you worried about your dog's anxiety and fear of loud noises? Are you looking for ways to help your pup feel safer? A dog calming vest might be just what you need. Dog calming vests are garments designed to wrap around your pup and apply gentle pressure to create a calming effect. Let's explore how calming vests can help your dog stay relaxed and comfortable in stressful situations.

Keep Your Dog Calm With A Calming Vest

Many dogs suffer from anxiety, fear, and stress. These feelings make it hard for pups to relax. Whether your dog fears fireworks, gets nervous during storms or has general anxiety, calming vests can be a great way to help alleviate their fear.

A calming vest for dogs is a specially-designed garment that applies gentle compression to your dog's body, creating a sense of comfort and security. But how do these vests work to give your pup a sense of safety? Let's dive deeper into what may trigger your dog's anxiety and how calming vests may help create calming comfort for them.

What causes my dog's anxiety?

Dogs can experience anxiety due to various factors, including genetic predisposition, early life experiences, and environmental factors. Some common causes of anxiety in dogs include:

  • Loud noises (thunderstorms, fireworks)
  • Changes in routine or environment
  • Fear of strangers or other dogs
  • Medical conditions or pain

Understanding the root cause of your dog's anxiety is essential so you can find the best solution and help them feel better. If you aren't sure what's bothering your dog, talk to your veterinarian. They can help you identify specific triggers and other medical issues. 

How Dog Calming Vests Help

Dog calming vests are designed to work similarly to a weighted blanket. The idea behind the vest is to provide gentle and constant pressure on the dog's body, primarily around the shoulders, that mimics the feeling of a hug. Let's explore the key benefits of calming vests for dogs.

1. Reduces Anxiety

Anxiety is a common issue faced by dogs, and it can manifest in various ways, including excessive barking, destructive behavior, or even aggression. Calming vests can help reduce anxiety, especially in unpredictable or high-stress situations, such as during vet visits or car rides. The gentle pressure applied by the vest can help create a calming effect on your dog's nervous system, helping them feel more comfortable and relaxed.

2. Minimizes Fear of Loud Noises

Many dogs are scared of loud noises, like thunderstorms or fireworks. The fear they experience can be both physically and emotionally exhausting. Calming vests can help minimize their fear reaction to these loud noises by providing a sense of security and comfort. In addition to using a calming vest, set up a safe spot in your home for your dog to go during these events. Add their favorite blanket and toys to help them relax. 

3. Promotes a Sense of Security

If your dog fears new visitors or places, calming vests can help provide a sense of security and familiarity. The constant gentle pressure can help soothe the dog's nervous system, helping them feel more at ease in their surroundings. These vests may be especially helpful if you are introducing a new dog to your home or if you are experiencing a change, like moving to a new location.

Shop Dog Calming Vests from Canada Pooch

If you are looking for a calming vest to help your pup, shop Canada Pooch's Weighted Calming Vest. Our Weighted Calming Vest provides gentle pressure and evenly distributes the weight on your dog's shoulders to help create a calmer emotional state. Our vest is specifically designed to be weighted to help provide extra relief for pups.

Our Weighted Calming Vest is easy to put on your dog and can be adjusted using simple velcro closures. Plus, our product has a removable cover for easy washing. To find the best fit for your dog, reference our size guide on our website.

Help your dog find some relief, and shop Canada Pooch's Weighted Calming Vest today!