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.
About 3 yrs ago, my older (now 12) Brittany started being a terrible traveler. She would circle, try to dig thru the carpet, pant and shake whenever we put in in the car - whether for 10 minute trips or 10 hr trips. We were having to sedate her with Benadryl if we had to travel any distance. I dislike sedating her, especially at her age, so I was hoping for a miracle. I followed the shirt instructions to the letter. After I got it on, we took our usual mile walk, and then I put her in the car for a short trip to get coffee. Instead of her usual reaction of panting, shaking and digging - she walked to the back of the car and then lay down - as calm as could be! It hasn't all been perfect - I've had an 2 incidents where she did her shaking - but after giving her a treat - she was good. She is very comfortable in the Thundershirt - doesn't try to take it off or bite at it. We went to the vet for a checkup and the vet asked me how it was going with the Thundershirt and I said I would highly recommend it. At least give it a try.
The thundershirt works for my dog. When fireworks or a storm is present, he lays down and waits for the event to pass. Not 100% calm, but no more hiding under furniture, knocking things over or trembling and shaking. Well worth the money and no more possibly harmful chemicals given for sedation.
Didn't really do a thing by Beeners5806/28/2012
My Min-Pin/Rat Terrier mix goes ballistic at anything slightly resembling fireworks. I was hoping the Thunder Shirt would be just what he needed to stay calm. Unfortunately it had virtually no effect. I'm not suggesting it doesn't work for others, but for my little guy it didn't.
Good reviews but didn't work for us by Sharon from Bourbonnais, IL05/05/2012
We had a different brand called Anxiety Wrap for our last dog and it helped her. Our current puppy, Prancer, has many issues including fear of car rides, strangers and other dogs. He is disabled and cannot currently walk. He is on medication for these, but it was recommended that we try the ThunderShirt. Since they have a moneyback guarantee, we tried it. It didn't work for Prancer and has been returned. Don't let this discourage trying the ThunderShirt. It could be just what you need.