Video: How to Apply a Calming Cap

Mary Huntsberry
Apr 4, 2020 · 1 min read

Most dogs are fine once you get the Calming Cap on, it’s the application that can be scary. To make applying the calming cap fun for your dog, follow these simple instructions.

  1. Grab your D.I.Y. non-slip Calming Cap.
  2. Remember, your dog’s muzzle fits through the elastic portion of the Cap.
  3. Scrunch the Cap so that your dog won’t feel that he is sticking his head into a bottomless pit.
  4. With food in the other hand, stretch the elastic open as far and as wide as possible.
  5. Using the food, lure your dog into taking the food with his nose through the elastic. You may have to repeat this step several times before he is comfortable. You are looking for your dog to calmly eat the food, NOT scarf it down and run.
  6. When your dog is real comfortable eating food in this manner, start pulling the Cap over his head.
  7. Have plenty of food so that your dog continues to calmly eat while you do this. Be patient! You may have to repeat this step. If he backs out suddenly, go slower.
  8. Finally, gently pull his ears through the ear holes.

When you’re done, it should look like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvWs-u8VLU4

Helping Pets Behave

A scientific approach to solving behavior problems

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store