"Just like the name suggests, I quickly saw moderation in her behavior. She is now more even-tempered, and we have made great improvements..."
Our best-selling Moderation formula helps dogs who, by nature or circumstance, exhibit overbearing, domineering personality traits, quick to act out if "their rules" are broken. These are typically bossy, controlling dogs that may feel the need to regularly put everyone (or a select few) around them in their place. One of our most consistently successful formulas!
Benefits and Typical Uses for Moderation:
- reduce resource guarding and possessive aggression, particularly of people and other animals.
- tone down and encourage self-control and moderation in too-intense, "over the top" individuals.
- increase tolerance and acceptance in dogs that become jealous and annoyed over small infractions.
- help relax the intense, always-on-the-job dog that could stand to take life a little less seriously.
- improve patience and cooperation in dogs that get bad-tempered, bossy, and impatient when your attention is not on them (such as when you talk to a friend, pet or work with another dog, etc.).
- improve natural communication and self control in the under-socialized dog that resorts to loud, abrasive communication because s/he doesn't know any better
Three to four times each day, give your dog 1 spray or 3-4 drops, 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.
Moderation formula ingredients:
Traditional brandy-preserved: Spring water, brandy (20%), essences of Vervain, Vine, Impatiens, Chicory, Holly, Cherry Plum flowers.
Glycerite: Vegetable glycerin, spring water, essences of Vervain, Vine, Impatiens, Chicory, Holly, Cherry Plum flowers.
Choosing Product Options
Our most popular size for first time buyers is the 1 oz dropper bottle. It contains approximately 600 drops, and will last about 67 days when given at 3 drops, 3 times per day.
To compare number of servings, how long a bottle will last, and even your average cost per week for each size, click here.
The choice between dropper and fine mist sprayer is really a matter of personal preference (yours and your dog's). Each is equally effective for administering flower essences.
If you're unsure which to choose, click here for a comparison of the main considerations.
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.