NEW! – Calmer Canine™, an Anxiety Management System for Dogs

Calmer Canine General FAQ

How does Calmer Canine work?

Calmer Canine delivers low level electromagnetic signals to the fear and anxiety center located in the dog’s brain. It works on a cellular level, to reduce the factors that contribute to creating and sustaining anxiety in the brain. The technology returns the overactive anxious brain to a more balanced and calmer state. Unlike other solutions that must be continuously delivered to help, Calmer Canine is able to control anxiety between treatments and may have sustained effects that last long after a course of therapy has been completed.

Is it safe?

Yes. Calmer Canine is very safe and much safer than medications, which can have unwanted side effects. Calmer Canine therapy is based on FDA-cleared technology that has been used since the 1970’s to treat health conditions in people. The technology behind Calmer Canine is similar to the technology used in the Assisi Loop suite of products. This technology has been safely used to treat pain and inflammation in over 50,000 animals with virtually no reported side effects. 

Calmer Canine should NOT be used in animals with implanted electromagnetic devices (e.g. pacemakers) and caution should be used by owners using the device if they have implanted devices, such as insulin pumps or pacemakers). Similar to the Assisi Loop products, Calmer Canine’s efficacy may be reduced by use of the device on or near a substantial amount of metal (such as in a metal crate or on a stainless steel table), or while using another electromagnetic device such as a laser.

Does the dog feel anything, does it hurt?

No. The treatment has no sounds or vibrations and is invisible and sensation free. It is based on technology that has been cleared by the FDA for use in people.

What is included in the Calmer Canine anxiety management system?

The Calmer Canine anxiety management system consists of the Calmer Canine device and a comfortable, easy to wear, washable vest.  The vest helps to hold the device in the correct position to allow for hands-free operation. The device is powered by a replaceable battery.

How is Calmer Canine used?

Calmer Canine should be used twice a day for 15 minutes each time. Treatments should be spaced 8 to 10 hours apart. Owners simply put the easy to use vest on their dog, attach the device to the neck strap with the Velcro attachment and turn the device on to activate it. The Calmer Canine device will turn itself off after the 15-minute treatment is over. The vest is then removed and set aside until the next treatment.

How long until results are noticeable?

Results have been reported as soon as a few days after starting treatments. It is recommended that Calmer Canine be used consecutively for four to six weeks, twice daily to achieve optimal results. Every dog is an individual and some dogs may benefit from treatment beyond six weeks.

What results can be expected?

You can expect that the dog’s symptoms associated with anxiety will be reduced over time. In a study of dogs with separation anxiety, results achieved by using Calmer Canine included, less barking, less panting, less pacing and more independence while at home as well as more time spent resting or playing while the owners were away.

What if the dog dislikes wearing anything on it's body?

If the dog dislikes wearing any garment or dislikes the sound of Velcro, the therapy can be applied by holding the device in place with a hand in the position described in the User Manual. The Convenience Vest allows for hands-free delivery of the therapy, but it is not essential to achieve the benefits of treatment.

Is a prescription required to purchase Calmer Canine?

No. Calmer Canine is available for purchase directly from or select veterinary or other online retailers without a prescription.

Does it work only on dog separation anxiety?

Although designed specifically to help dogs with separation anxiety, Calmer Canine may also help dogs with other anxieties and fears, such as thunder phobia, noise sensitivity, travel anxiety, general anxiety and situational anxiety.

What is the return policy?

For health reasons, once the packaging has been opened and the product has come into contact with a dog’s body we are unable to accept returns.

Can this device be used on more than one dog in the household?

Yes. Calmer Canine can be used on multiple dogs. It is a battery-operated device and the battery will typically last for 4–6 weeks of treatment according to the recommended schedule. The battery is replaceable. Calmer Canine vests are available for purchase without the device, in case a different sized vest is needed for use on another dog in the household.

How can veterinarians stay involved in the treatment?

A web-based progress tracking app will be developed encouraging pet owners to document treatments and easily capture their dog’s behavioral changes. Reports will be easily shareable with professional health and training providers allowing them to stay connected to monitor treatment.

Does it work on cats?

Assisi Animal Health has not yet investigated the possible uses of the Calmer Canine tPEMF technology on cats, or other species of animal. Cats do, however, clearly experience signs of anxiety. Our plan is to conduct research on this use of the technology as well as potential uses in other species in the near future.

Is there something like this to treat people?

The FDA has cleared PEMF therapy devices for use in people for a variety of conditions. Several companies offer PEMF therapy or similar electrical biomodulation technology to treat anxiety, depression and even ADHD in people.

Can I use the Assisi Loop to treat canine anxiety?

The tPEMF signal in the Assisi Loop and in Calmer Canine differ in some fundamental ways. Assisi has optimized the tPEMF signal in Calmer Canine and has tuned it to be effective in the treatment of anxiety in dogs. The Assisi Loop tPEMF signal is tuned to be effective in the treatment of pain and inflammation in animals. Assis has created two different signals treating two different conditions in animals.

For more information on the Assisi Loop click here.