Enthusiasm improves energy, attitude, and enthusiasm in dogs that experience occasional loss of interest and/or focus.
Just like us, our dogs can experience flagging attitude and loss of focus, from overwork, stress, hormone fluctuations, even too much of a favorite activity! Enthusiasm formula was originally developed for intact females who, after being in heat, develop a blah, "wet dishrag" attitude, losing focus and interest in training and activities they normally enjoy. While this is still its primary use, Enthusiasm is a wonderful formula for any dog who needs a noticeable boost of enthusiasm and focus.
Use Enthusiasm to Help With:
- restoring interest and eagerness to do the things your dog normally enjoys
- give a boost of enthusiasm for training in dogs that can be ho-hum when working
- improve spontaneity, clearheadedness, and "spark" in any dog suffering from lack of "umph"!
Three to four times each day, give your dog 3-4 drops (or 1 spray), either straight into the dog's mouth or added to a treat or meal. Increase frequency as needed in times of stress. Improvement typically begins within 3 to 14 days and gradually builds over time.
Aldaron Essences formulas, and flower essences in general, are not medications and are not a substitute for veterinary care. Behavior problems can be a sign of something physically wrong – please consult with your animal health care professional regularly, and if your dog experiences any sudden or dramatic change in behavior. In cases of aggression or any threatening or potentially dangerous behavior, Aldaron Essences should always be used in conjunction with, and within the overall framework of a sound, behavior-based training program.
Enthusiasm formula ingredients:
Traditional brandy-preserved: Spring water, brandy (20%), essences of Mustard, Scleranthus, Hornbeam, Gorse, Wild Rose, Clematis flowers.
Glycerite: Vegetable glycerin, spring water, essences of Mustard, Scleranthus, Hornbeam, Gorse, Wild Rose, Clematis flowers.
Choosing Product Options
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The traditional choice for preserving flower essences, brandy has excellent preservative qualities, offering a shelf life of up to 3 years. For those wishing to avoid even small amounts of alcohol, glycerin is a good alternative. It's an effective preservative, although less so than brandy. Glycerites should be used within 12-18 months.
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What can I expect from using flower essences?
Flower essences, considered a subtle energy therapy, work to gently correct imbalances in emotional energies. In most cases, you will start by seeing a more balanced, even-keeled reaction in situations that normally trigger a negative or extreme response in your dog. This means that oftentimes what you're looking for is an absence of negative behaviors, or a reduction in their intensity or duration. This is typically intermittent at first, becoming more consistent over time. As you might expect, early behavioral progress tends to be in areas that are less stressful or habitual for the dog, with improvement in more difficult situations building over time. Reinforcing (with praise, affection, etc) the improved responses you see will help speed the process along and help solidify the new, more balanced reactions.
On a physical level, it’s not uncommon to see "softer" eyes, and softer, less tense, more fluid body language, sometimes within minutes of giving the formula. This doesn't always happen - it seems that the more out of balance (e.g. fearful, reactive, stressed) the dog is, the more dramatic the shift will be when first exposed to flower essences. Dogs that are less energetically "out of alignment" tend to respond more gradually and subtly to the balancing effects of flower remedies.
A more in-depth look is available in our article, Flower Essences - What They Are, and How They Can Help your Dog.