Dog anxiety is a surprisingly common problem and includes issues like fear of thunder, fireworks, separation, travel, crating, problem barking and much more. Millions of dogs in the United States suffer from anxiety severe enough that their owners are seeking help.
Thundershirt Company has now helped many thousands of dogs around the world and Thundershirts are being rapidly embraced by professionals; thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers are now recommending Thundershirts for their anxiety cases.
Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers. Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues.
Thundershirt is comfortablefor your dog. Washable, soft and stretchy heather gray material. Thundershirt is easy to use and is a drug-free, safe way to help calm an anxious, fearful or hyperactive dog.
Your dog's thunderstorm fear or phobia.
Your dog's fireworks fear or phobia or other noise phobias.
Your dog's fear of strangers or new places.
Your dog's fear of being crated.
Your dog's anxiety due to traveling or moving.
Your dog's hyperactivity, over activity or excitability.
Your dog's general nervousness or anxiousness.
Your dog's reactivity on the leash (barking at other dogs while on the leash).
More Info Why does Thundershirt work?
It is not completely understood, but according to some experts such as Temple Grandin pressure has a calming affect on the nervous system. In most cases you will see improvement when you first put the ThunderShirt on, but in some dogs it takes two or three uses. Click for an instruction sheet.
Seems to be pretty effective & calming. Shelby is a pretty hyper young dog, so I'm pretty satisfied with the results when I put the thundershirt on him.
We haven't had any severe thunder storms since I bought it, but the little storms we've had, this shirt has been awesome. My boxer loves it, she sleeps like baby when she has it on.
Excellent purchase for an anxious canine by barijean from Central Oregon coast11/25/2011
I rescued a 5 year old anxious beautiful boxer girl. Since I am 80, we work well together - she goes everywhere with me but is anxious when I leave the car so while I rehearse my bari sax with the Yachats Big band for 2:30 hours she is less stressed when I return to the car! Once the vacationers come to shoot their illegal fireworks on the beach in front of our house - the shirt will help I am sure since when I wrapped her in a blanket this summer that helped. Great product - go for it!
thunder coat by nasusmcp from Limington, Maine01/25/2012
This is a wonderful product. I was excited to discover it as I have in the past put my dog's CFD on him when he was anxious and he would calm right down. Now he wears his thundershirt thankfully when he is in the house.
Frodo is a rescued , 10 year old Australian Shepherd.
I wasted my money on The Thundershirt by brigett from Springfield, MO10/29/2012
I have read mostly positive reviews with a few negative reviews. Mine goes in the negative category. We saw no improvement whatsoever by using The Thundershirt. I sat up for 5 hours with my dog while he was wearing it. It didn't calm him at all so we tried it on another dog who also gets anxious during storms. Still no help. I wish I had no wasted my money on it.
From Skeptic to Believer by JfromCA07/25/2012
After reading many reviews regarding this product, we purchased it for our 68 lb dog, a ten year old male, who every year had to receive prescription sedation due to the fireworks. No more sedation. Seems too good to be true, but it isn't. This thundershirt works well in lightning storms as well. We kept the packaging and receipt as we were convinced we would return the shirt, now, we'll fight ya to keep it...well, almost. Try it, you'll go from skeptic to believer too. It works!
Definitely helped by hygeni from Tucson Arizona07/18/2012
We got the thundershirt for our 9 year old Chow/Golden Retriever mix who is frightened of 2 things, thunder and fireworks. Got the shirt a week before July 4th and he wore it a few times when nothing was going on. Had a thunderstorm and fireworks on the 4th so a real test. He was still nervous but not as clingy and not panting like during previous episodes. I put the shirt on him and put him in his crate with a blanket over the top and sides and he really did seem way calmer than in previous storms. Hopefully, we will get way more storms this season to give it a real good test. I'm glad I bought the shirt. Easy to put on and the dogs seem to like it. No resistance to being "bundled up".
not miracle but?? by junior from honolulu09/22/2014
It doesn't take away the dogs anxiety completely but it does help them calm down some what. It doesn't work on our little staffy because he tries to take it off by rubbing it on the walls and corners. I am happy with it because at least it helps them a little. Wish it was a 100% miracle but it's not, but then again any help is good especially when there is thunder or fireworks.
5 Stars - nice coat, really works by Lucy & Scruffy's guardian from IL01/08/2013