Aldaron Essences' Over-Protective flower essence formula for dogs helps the owner-guarding, continually "on duty" dog to take an emotional step back.
Some dogs take their role as protector a bit too seriously, becoming controlling of their owners, possessive of them and over-concerned for their safety. Our Over-Protective blend of Bach flower essences helps tone down the emotions behind guarding-aggressive reactions in dogs. It is most helpful when used as part of a behavior modification program that helps the dog develop a more secure and stable relationship with the owner.
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Benefits and Typical Uses for Over-Protective flower essence blend for dogs:
- increase courage and confidence in dogs guarding their special person out of fear or concern for their well-being.
- reduce controlling, possessive behavior in dogs that resource-guard out of jealousy, to manipulate or to keep the attention on themselves.
- reduce suspicion and bad temper in social situations.
- reduce fear and increase confidence in dogs that have learned through experience or training that strangers pose a threat to themselves or their loved ones.
- promote level-headed good judgment in responsible, naturally protective breeds.
Choosing the Right Aldaron Essences formula:
- Equilibrium is our blend of flower essences for dog that go on the offense, with confrontational behavior, when stressed or anxious.
- Fear & Suspicion contains essences to reduce stress, anxiety and fear in dogs that become suspicious and defensive when overwhelmed.
- Moderation and Dominance & Territoriality are our flower essence blends for bossy, controlling behavior (including guarding) for dogs that are confident and not fearful or anxious.
Traditional brandy-preserved: Spring water, brandy (20%), essences of Mimulus, Chicory, Heather, Red Chestnut, Holly, and Cherry Plum flowers.
Glycerite: Vegetable glycerin, spring water, essences of Mimulus, Chicory, Heather, Red Chestnut, Holly, and Cherry Plum flowers.
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. Read our Instructions on Using and Storing Your Aldaron Essences' Flower Essence Formula.
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.
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.
Sizes & Servings
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, see our Aldaron Essences Sizes and Servings Comparison.
Brandy or Glycerin?
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. Read our full comparison of the pro's and con's of brandy vs glycerin as preservative.
Dropper or Sprayer?
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, read our comparison of dropper versus sprayer.