Happy Hoodie - A Safe, Natural Way To Calm Pets During Grooming

by Jamie Pyatt

The Happy Hoodie for pets was developed by Tracy Carmean and Toni Vernetti. Their combined experience of over 22 years in the grooming industry revealed the need for a humane, drug free way to make force drying a kinder, safer, and less stressful experience for pets, as well as saving time and frustration for the groomer.

These determined, committed animal lovers developed the Happy Hoodie which was then tested for over a year. Testing proved that the Happy Hoodie provided relief from the anxiety caused by the noise of high velocity dryers.

The simple premise that a dog's ears are sensitive and loud noises can hurt them, combined with a common sense approach to shield your dog from loud noises, resulted in the Happy Hoodie. The soft, expandable, lightweight, comfortable band is placed over a pet’s ears to provide protection from the loud noise and high-pressured air associated with force drying. The Happy Hoodie is easy to use and most pets do not try to remove it, unlike cotton balls which they will shake out or towels which fall off. The Happy Hoodie offers a natural remedy for dog anxiety.

While initially designed for professional pet groomers, the Happy Hoodie is ideal for both the grooming shop and home. It comes in two sizes to accommodate most breeds, as well as cats.

When drying an animal, pets can become frightened, upset and anxious due to the deafening noise and high pressured air associated with the process. The Happy Hoodie muffles the painfully loud noise and keeps the high pressured air from getting into their ears and causing discomfort. The Happy Hoodie has an almost immediate calming effect on anxious dogs which greatly improves behavior! For both professional dog groomers and pet owners a calm pet makes for a safer environment and saves time and frustration with the grooming process. The calming effect of Happy Hoodie has even been helpful for nail trimming.

All pets differ in their sensitivity to noise. Many pets are frightened by the sound of the vacuum or become terror stricken and run away at the sound of thunder, fireworks, and gunfire. The Happy Hoodie can help to calm your pet in these situations and many others in the home.

To use, simply place the Happy Hoodie over the pet's head and onto its neck. Place the ears against the pet's head so that air cannot get into them and slide the band back over the top of the head to secure the ears in place. Adjust the width of the band to best fit the pet by folding over excess material once the band is on. It only takes a few seconds to put on and what a HUGE difference it makes. Remove the Happy Hoodie to dry the head, ears, and face. You will notice that the Happy Hoodie absorbs moisture, cutting drying time.

When using massage to calm an anxious pet, therapists focus on acupressure points around the back of the dog's neck. Dogs have acupressure points on top of the head between the ears that are touched to “calm the spirit”. We have all seen how relaxed a dog gets when their ears are massaged. Perhaps the Happy Hoodies snug fit stimulate these pressure points to add to the calming effect. Whatever the reason, this amazing, easy to use product is catching the eye of professional dog groomers everywhere. Posts on pet groomer websites rave about this exciting product and recommend it to other groomers. There is no better advertisement than word of mouth from a happy customer.

Cherrybrook is proud to offer the Happy Hoodie to professional groomers to calm anxious dogs and make the drying process faster and less stressful for both the dog and the groomer!