We received our Rein Coat a couple of days ago and I wanted to send you some pictures. As soon as we put it on her she was immediately calm and docile. It’s a beautiful coat, and so soft! Thank you again, we are very excited. Billie is also grateful for her new calming coat. She sends her best barks to Rein. Billie is part Great Dane herself. We wonder if Rein is as difficult to rouse in the morning as Billie is. Our best to you.
Anne, Frank, & Billie
I have had the opportunity to try the Rein Coat on a couple of different dogs after being supplied with samples of the product. In both cases, the dogs were apprehensive of thunderstorms and loud noises (specifically, fireworks). In one case, besides the noise phobia, the dog was also somewhat apprehensive of strange people. The Rein Coat worked well in both instances, making both dogs less anxious and more confident.
The Rein Coat fits loosely, which was a concern with one of these dogs as well. We had tried one of the calming wrap products but the dog did not like the tight fit, which essentially caused him simply to freeze in place and refuse to move. The Rein Coat did not produce this reaction but instead allowed him to move freely and comfortably without restriction.
The combination of the harness and coat work together to place gentle pressure on the back of the neck, causing the release of oxytocin. Oxytocin in turn acts to calm the fears of an anxious dog, much as it does for a puppy in response to the mother dog’s handling.
The Rein Coat is not designed to sedate or to otherwise change the personality of the dog. Instead, it acts by stimulating the release of a natural hormone (oxytocin). As such, it is a perfectly safe product that is also comfortable for the dog and stylish too.
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I took Buddy to the vet recently for his shots. I put his Rein Coat on him because I was by myself and he is a fish on a hook/leash when he goes to the vet. They have to put him to sleep to check him over and give him his shots you know. Anyway, we got to the exam room waiting for the doctor, and he was nervous but still calm. Vet came in and noted the coat and asked what kind of coat was it and I told him. He asked if Buddy was afraid of bad weather and told him no. Fireworks yes, all four are. Then he asked if it worked, and I said it did today so far. I then took the coat off for the tech to take Buddy to the back and he went bonkers. Luckily the vet was still standing there and asked him, “did you see that?” and he said YES!
The coats are amazing. My favorite thing about the coats is they work for all three of my dogs’ body types, don’t restrict their movements and can withstand the elements.
We have noticed a sense of calm with our three dogs when they are wearing the coats. The ease of putting on the coats and the quality are other things we like about the coats.
My Jack Russell terrier had always been anxious when asked to climb in my plane and go flying with me. I bought a Rein Coat for him because he is afraid of thunderstorms and wearing the coat allows him to ignore the storms. Now he wears it on the plane and enjoys flying the friendly skies. It has made a remarkable difference.
Hi, I have just gotten my Rein coat for my baby girl. She is a 10.5 year old baby. Blind on her left eye. Recently she is gradually losing her right eye too. She is now aggressive towards strangers’ hand coming towards her. Barking growling and snapping is the norm now. Rein coat helps to calm her down and brings more security in her.
It also helps her during thunderstorms which used to send her shivering and cowering. It was heartbreaking. Thank you for such a great invention. It has helped us tremendously. We will be doing the same review in our page to share with others. Btw, did we mention we are all the way from Singapore?
To all of my friends who have doggies (all shapes and sizes) who sometimes get anxious during thunderstorms, visits to the vets, etc. I have found the most AMAZING product, the Rein Coat. My little Cissy would get terrified at the sound of thunder and we tried every product in the world but nothing worked. Then came the Rein Coat.
It has the most calming effect I’ve ever seen. Now, during thunderstorms she just takes a nap because she is so relaxed. I love this product because it is drug-free and doesn’t change Cissy’s personality at all. It just keeps her from getting scared to death. If you have a dog with anxiety issues, I strongly recommend checking out The Rein Coat.com., This really is a wonderful product and Cissy is soooo glad I found it.
Absolutely LOVE the coat! Not only is it beautifully made and gorgeous, but it works! Our Aidan has serious anxiety and aggression toward other dogs. Yesterday we went on our first stress free walk in years! Thank you!!!!
Abe, my ten year old lab mix. Abe does not have storm anxiety. In fact, he snores right through them. Abe’s anxiety surrounds three specific things: nightly walks, the baby gate and my son. As he has aged, he just doesn’t feel like going on evening pack walks.
He has always been nervous around the baby gate; overly cautious to approach it and sometimes freezes midway through. And with my three year old son, whose actions can be fast and unpredictable, Abe does a lot of lip smacking (sign of nerves) and watching his back. Introducing The Rein Coat however, has eased Abe’s nerves in all three situations.
I make no secret that my dog fears thunder, lightning, and fireworks. I am not proud of this fact and despite all of our best attempts, nothing has been able to keep Dexter from shaking and exhibiting signs of distress when loud sounds erupt from the sky. Dog anxiety is so hard to deal with.
Until now. We decided to give The Rein Coat a try upon reading the recommendation of our pet industry friend and lifelong veterinarian, Dr. Lorie Huston. “The harness and coat together works. It encourages dogs to produce more oxytocin and that’s one of the ways The Rein Coat works,” she says.
Since Dexter had to undergo surgery this summer for a ruptured ACL, I have been unable to appropriately test The Rein Coat on him until now.
For the past four weeks, whenever a thunderstorm was brewing, we used the lightweight version of The Rein Coat. My dog is accustomed to wearing apparel, which comes in handy for situations like these. Even if your dog is not fond of fashion or if he or she pitches a fit when attempting to get them to wear clothes, you probably won’t have that problem with The Rein Coat.
Here’s the scoop:
The Rein Coat does not hug the dog, squeeze him tight, nor does it wrap or swaddle him. On the contrary, it is a anxiety repelling piece of apparel that gently calms the dog while allowing free range of movement and motion.
How Does It Work?
When a puppy is under the care of his dog mother, the mom picks the puppy up to calm him. Puppies will generally relax and/or go limp under these circumstances because he is safe and out of any harm’s way. The Rein Coat performs on the same calming principle: The loose fitting, gentle touch, triggers the pet’s brain to release oxytocin which aims to immediately reduce fear and anxiety in your dog.
Is It Easy to Put On?
Yes, we learned how to put it on in seconds, dogs can wear it indoors or outdoors, and the fit is custom made, so your dog gets the size he or she needs.
What’s It Made Of?
There are two versions of The Rein Coat:
The ultra-light coat is made with a breathable Ripstop fabric, has UV protection, and is rip and tear resistant. The Rein Coat® is the only calming coat with the ventilated underbelly to keep your pet cool. It quite literally weighs ounces.
We’ve been using the ultra-light coat for the warmer summer months and will progress to the Classic Rein Coat as storms continue but temperatures drop here in the northeast.
Why We Like It
Easy to Use
Calming for my dog
What Does it Look Like on Dexter and Does He Like It?
You be the judge.
Will It Fit My Dog?
Each Rein Coat is custom made for your dog, so they can accommodate dogs from five pounds all the way up to 250 pounds, with neck sizes ranging from 6 inches to 25 inches. Cats can use it, too, so this is a multi-species product.