Weighted Calming Vest


Weighted Calming Vest

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

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 $60 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 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