Posts Tagged ‘rein coat’

Wordless Wednesday – Coat & A Visiting Flea

September 17, 2014

Pierson received the Rein Coat some time back in order to help with his leash reactive behavior. (See June 26, 2014 post.) I haven’t really had a chance to try it yet because I don’t want to make him wear a coat when it is 80-90 degrees out. But it has been cool lately, so both him and Maya got to try it out. We didn’t encounter any dogs on our walk, so I don’t know yet if it helps with leash reaction. But it really helped keep them from pulling my arm off on the walk!

Aussie Mix Dog Pierson Wearing Rein Coat Labrador Dog Maya Wearing Rein Coat

Guess who came by for a visit on her way to Chicago? And guess who got a bunch of yummy treats from Jones Natural Chews?

Pierson with Flea

Does Pierson have a Flea or does a Flea have Pierson?

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The Rein Coat for Dogs is More Than It Seems

June 26, 2014

The Rein Coat for Dog Anxiety

The Rein Coat isn’t just a rain jacket for dogs. Nope. It is so much more than that. Not only is it great gear for the outdoor dog, it is also a calming device. Does your dog feel uneasy in public settings? Perhaps he wasn’t socialized properly before you adopted him, or his puppyhood started out in an indifferent breeding facility. Maybe it is just in his genes, or perhaps he had a bad experience that made him afraid.

The Rein Coat can help. People compare it to the Thundershirt and other dog anxiety wraps, but it is not like these products at all. The Rein Coat mimics a mamma dog picking up her pup, thereby releasing oxytocin, which is a natural hormone that calms your pet and reduces anxiety.

The Rein Coat has several other features that other calming shirts don’t. For example, did you know that it is hand sewn right here in the USA? And the quality ripstop fabric is really lightweight, making it comfortable for dogs that aren’t used to wearing anything but a collar. The fabric also provides UV protection and, like any rain coat, it is water resistant.

Two features that I like are that it is so good-looking and it has a leash attachment. Pierson has a Thundershirt, but it looks funny on him. I can take him out in public with it on and attach a leash to his collar, but he is so pathetic looking in the Thundershirt. That shirt is tight-fitting and it compresses all his luxurious fur. The Rein Coat, on the other hand, has a looser in fit so I imagine Pierson won’t lose his poofiness when he wears it. Plus, Pierson looks fantastic in blue!

I mentioned the leash attachment as one of my favorite features too. This is a feature not found on any other dog anxiety shirt. And of course, those shirts aren’t designed for extensive outdoor use. They can be used outdoors, sure, but not like the Rein Coat can. Pierson can do anything in the Rein Coat. He can go hiking, swimming, and running. The fabric is lightweight and breathable, making it perfect even for warmer weather activities. This jacket is so comfortable that it can even be worn indoors.

I have to admit that I just received the Rein Coat and haven’t had a chance to try it out much yet. The first thing I am going to do is test it when we are out on walks. As you may know, Pierson is very dog aggressive. I’ve been working with him on this issue for some time. And although he is getting better, anything I can do to lessen his distress would be beneficial. Then later, towards the end of the year, I am going to test this jacket on him when he goes to the vet. Hopefully, he won’t pee or poo on himself when he goes in for his next annual exam.

If your dog is fearful, anxious, or has aggression issues, go check out the Rein Coat. It might just make the difference that training alone didn’t do. Or if you want to first wait and see how my Pierson does in his new jacket, keep an eye out on this blog. I will follow up in a month or two to see how he is progressing.

Chart to Compare Rein Coat to Thundershirt

(This is not a paid post. This post was written as a form of exchange – people interested in each other’s products offering to write about them. I have not had a chance to try out this product yet so my review is strictly based on the information on the Rein Coat website and the testimonials posted there.)