The “Head Wrap” is a useful configuration to calm dogs who are excitable, nervous, reactive or stressed. It is also a great preparation for the “Face Wrap” (see “All Wrapped Up: For Pets” by Robyn Hood & Mandy Pretty).
The light contact on the forehead and the base of the skull seems to have a calming effect on many dogs and can reduce arousal levels.
The easiest way to put this on is put on the neck wrap first and then just bring one part of the wrap forward over the dog’s ears. You can also use two soft headbands, hooked together, to make the forehead wrap.
In addition to the usual “Head Wrap” configuration, there is another way to achieve similar benefits, in a more convenient, user friendly application.