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5 Tips About How to Use a Weighted Blanket to Calm a Dog’s Anxiety

Wondering exactly how to use a weighted blanket to calm a dog’s anxiety and stress? Here are five quick and easy ways to get the most out of your purchase.

Emerald green cotton calming blanket for a medium-sized dog

Here are 5 easy ways that you can use a Calming Pets’ weighted blanket for a dog to help relieve your fur baby’s stress and anxiety.

1. Create a Safe Place for Them

Make one special place where they know they are safe. This could be their basket or bed, a corner of the kitchen, a crate (if you use one) or any secluded, quiet spot. 

Put the weighted blanket in the safe place, as well as any other things they find calming, such as chew toys. 

2. Put the Weighted Blanket Over Them

Cover their bodies with the weighted blanket. The weighted blanket has a number of same-size pockets, which each contain an even weight of glass beads. This means that the calming weight that presses down on your dog’s body is evenly distributed over the whole body.

In the beginning, your dog may not like the blanket. But if you persist, most will come to seek out their blankets as they realise it can remove their panicked feelings. 

3. Stroke and Pet Them While They Get Used to It

 You are your dog’s safe place. It really helps them get used to using the weighted blanket if you pet and stroke them for a few minutes while they quiet down and let the soothing Deep Pressure Touch work on their central nervous systems.

4. Take it With You

If you know that your dog gets stressed by certain situations – such as travelling in the car or visiting the vet – then take your Calming Pets’ weighted blanket with you.

The micro glass beads mean that it folds up in a compact way, so it won’t take up too much space if you don’t use it.

5. Make it Available 24/7

Lastly, let your dog be able to go and crawl under it any time they like. Leave it in their favourite place – or the safe spot you created for them if you followed our first suggestion.

Wondering if a weighted blanket can work for your dog?

Here are what just some of our customers have said about our calming blankets for dogs. And if they could help these dogs, they can help your fur baby.

What People Say

So, if your dog has anxiety or gets scared in certain situations such as thunderstorms, then Calming Pets’ weighted blankets can help.

These weighted blankets literally soothe and calm your dog’s body and mind.

You simply put them over your dog and the weights press down gently but firmly. This action is called Deep Pressure Touch. 

It works in three stages to calm your dog mentally and physically. 

How Calming Pets’ Weighted Blankets Work to Soothe a Dog’s Anxiety and Stress

Weighted blankets work by using Deep Pressure Touch. This is a firm but gentle pressure that calms the mind and body.

Deep Pressure Touch Works in Three Phases

Step 1

Deep Pressure Touch switches off your dog’s body’s “fight or flight” response.

Step 2

Deep Pressure Touch physically slows the heart and breathing rates. This means that your dog’s body feels calmer.

Step 3

Deep Pressure Touch then floods your dog’s blood stream with “feel-good” neurotransmitters and hormones that calm its mind.

Our weighted blankets for dogs are:

Premium quality

We manufacture to high standards using high quality inputs. This means that you can be sure of the excellent workmanship and that it will last.


We make them with love and care in Greenfields, WA – so that you know that it will be made with the correct weight that gives the best calming effect for your dog.


Easily machine-washable using cold, gentle cycle.

A practical way to manage any dog mess.

Plus, you get free shipping Australia-wide.

To get your dog a calming weighted blanket, firstly determine the right size blanket. You can use the easy-reference chart below.

How to choose the right size weighted blanket for your dog
  • Extra-small dogs include breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers, Toy Poodles, Shih Tzu, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Silky Terrier, Maltese Poodle and Bichon Frise.
  • Small dog breeds include: Schnauzers, Welsh Corgis, King Charles Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels, Beagles, Jack Russell Terriers, Schipperkes, Lakeland Terriers and Shetland Sheepdogs.
  • Australian Shepherds, Australian Cattle Dogs, Kelpies, Border Collies, Basset Hounds, English Shepherds, Brittanys and Labradoodles are all examples of medium-sized dogs.
  • Large dog breeds include Labradors, German Shepherds, Alsatians, Boxers, Chow Chows, Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles.
  • Breeds such as Great Danes, St Bernards, Doberman Pinschers, Mastiffs, Boerbuls, Rottweilers, Bernese Mountain Dogs and Rhodesian Ridgebacks are all examples of extra-large dogs.

Get your dog a calming weighted blanket today by selecting their blanket size below.

Your pet will thank you – and it will make your life less stressful too.

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