I have one of the Adaptil diffusers on the go all of the time for my nervy German Shepherd, if we go away, we take it with us + since it has become a permanent thing, she seems much calmer and chilled and her nervous tummy seems much better as well - I think it is great + would definately recommend giving them a go!
Wow! adaptil is amazing. We had to move to rented accommodation when we sold our house and he was as quiet as a mouse and didn't chew anything or soil anywhere - prior to using Adaptil he chewed everything in site at our old house! We since moved into our new home and still no problems :-)
I have nervous old dog and thought i would try adaptil, it didn't work at all with him, in fact it seemed to make him worse.
I have used adaptil for the past 2 years now to help my dog cope with Fireworks. While I belive adaptil makes a differance to her over all anxity she would still react to the lound ones.
Read about Adaptil on this site and others, this is the best value site I've found though! and rather then wait to have it delivered I brought it from my vet, and paid through the nose, I was desperate! We've been plugged in a week now and wow, really, this along with my old dressing gown has really seemed to make a huge difference, have also for a couple of months been training (5 and 12 YO chinese cresteds)I will be making a order, give it a try...
Whilst I am glad that Adaptil works wonders for some dogs, it is not a quick fix for all dogs. There was absolutely no noticeable change in the behaviour or level of anxiety suffered by my rescued Staffy X who has separation issues and the only way I've been able to help her is through sheer hard work and lots of advice from a local obedience trainer who has lots of experience in dog psychology. Sometimes there is no easy option but its definitely worth a try!!