Visiting the groomers

Having a shiny clean coat and nicely trimmed nails is an essential part of a dog's life. However as some owners know, the groomers can be a stressful event for owners, groomers and pets alike.

By using an ADAPTIL collar you can help your dog by providing them with pheromone support throughout their whole journey in the car and their professional pampering in the groomers. 

Signs of fear in dogs while at the groomer include:

  • Agitation
  • Panting
  • Salivating excessively
  • Trembling
  • Whining
  • Urinating/soiling
  • Attempting to escape
  • Attempting to bite due to fear* 

How to reduce or prevent your dog’s fear of the groomer

If your dog has a history of showing signs of fear at the groomer:


Use the Adaptil Spray on the blanket or the crate used in the car (REMEMBER to wait 15 minutes before putting the dog in the car once you have sprayed) if you travel to the groomer by car


You can also use Adaptil Tablets. REMEMBER to administer to your dog 2 hours before going to the groomer, for the best relaxation effects


You might also fit your dog with an Adaptil Collar, but while shampooing your dog, the groomer should remove the collar as the cleaning detergent will remove the pheromones from the collar’s surface. However, the collar can be replaced once your dog is dry, and this might still help them during the car ride and most of the time spent at the groomer.


These options can be combined for the best effect on your dog, as there is no negative interaction between them

See also our tips and advice to help Travel with your dog.

*Note: Although Adaptil will help relieve your dog’s fear, the product is not recommended for managing cases of aggression. If your dog has a history of aggression towards the groomer, muzzling is still recommended as a precaution. However, approaching a behaviourist is strongly advised for helping a dog cope with going to the groomer in this situation.

WE RECOMMEND: Adaptil Tablets or Spray

Adaptil Tablets

Adaptil Tablets

 Adaptil Tablets have been proven to quickly help improve the signs of fear. When should I use Adaptil Tablets? The tablets...

Adaptil Spray

Adaptil Spray helps make travel and visits to the vet or to the groomer less stressful. It is a convenient formulation...