Thundershirt for dogs
Thundershirt's patent-pending design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs. Scroll to bottom of page for specifics on sizing
For: Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety, Travel Anxiety, Problem Barking, Dog Separation Anxiety, Crating, General Hyperactivity or Excitability.
Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety.
Do the booms and crackles of a summer storm send your dog scared and cowering under the bed, shivering on the sofa, or barking and howling with anxiety that lasts from the first thunder crash to the last flash of lightning? Vets now recognize these multitude of symptoms, ranging from irritating to imperiling, as being a result of “Dog Storm Phobia” - and fortunately, thousands of them now also recognize and recommend an easy, safe, effective cure in the form of our Thundershirt. From the very first usage of a Thundershirt, your dog is likely to see a significant reduction of all symptoms of storm anxiety. Behaviors such as chewing, problem barking, whining, urination, and hiding under the furniture or destroying it disappear in many dogs immediately during the first use of the Thundershirt. The Thundershirt is there for your dog through storm anxiety, and takes the place of expensive training or anxiety drugs with dangerous side effects. Simply follow our easy directions to put the Thundershirt on your dog and observe the results (...and you can try it for other situations where your dog experiences anxiety, too! The Thundershirt is proven effective for a range of dog fears). With over an 85% success rate and a money-back guarantee, why not try Thundershirt for your dog?
When To Put on the Thundershirt On Your Scared Dog? If the forecast shows lightning is immanent, or when you hear that first rumble of thunder, then it’s a good time to put the Thundershirt on your dog, prior to your dog becoming afraid and anxious; but, it is also fine to put the Thundershirt on after your dog has become scared, as you will still see good results. In most cases, it is fine to leave a Thundershirt on your dog for extended durations of time. Many Thundershirt owners will put their dogs in their Thundershirts prior to going to work, if a storm is forecast for the day, and come home to find a happy, tranquil pet. To learn more of how the Thundershirt helps dogs through storms, and how to apply it properly, check out our How It Works page.
Why is my dog afraid of thunder?
A variety of factors could contribute to your dog’s thunderstorm fear, including a traumatic incident with loud noise, being too close to a lightning strike, or something less able to be pinpointed, like a genetic predisposition for noise anxiety, or a factor of aging
What are the signs my dog is scared of storms?
Panting, drooling, whining, barking, hiding, chewing, shaking, scratching, pacing, indoor elimination, and seeking comfort in tight spaces can all be symptoms of a dog’s noise anxiety / fear of storms.
How tight is “too tight”?
Thundershirt should only have comfortable pressure on your dog. How do you judge “comfortable”? You should be able to easily slip you fingers under the Thundershirt. For the next straps, they should only be gently stretched... no pressure is needed around the front chest area; the benefit from Thundershirt comes from the pressure around the torso behind the front legs. When securing the torso straps, you should be stretching the fabric, but it does not require any strenuous force.
How long can my dog wear Thundershirt?
Thundershirt is comfortable and safe to wear for extended periods.
Depending on the severity of your dog’s travel anxiety, a Thundershirt alone may be enough to solve your issues. The use of Thundershirt alone has eliminated or significantly reduced symptoms such as severe shaking, panting, excitability, barking and even vomiting. But there are also easy steps you can take to further help your dog to be a happy traveler. See below for a training program and training video. We have also provided answers to a variety of common questions for travel anxiety. With over an 85% success rate and a money-back guarantee, why not try Thundershirt for your dog's travel anxiety?
If Thundershirt alone doesn’t resolve my dog’s symptoms, what training do you recommend?
As mentioned above, a Thundershirt alone may be sufficient for your dog. But if not, we definitely recommend adding some simple training exercises with the use of your Thundershirt. See above for details on the training programs.
For what types of symptoms will Thundershirt work?
For many dogs, Thundershirt is effective for a wide variety of anxiety symptoms. For travel anxiety, those symptoms include shaking, panting, drooling, barking/whining, hyperactivity, and even vomiting.
Is Thundershirt a good solution if my dog hates going to the vets?
In many cases, yes! For a vet visit, we recommend putting Thundershirt on several minutes before heading to the car. You can leave Thundershirt on as you go into the vet’s office and in some cases, throughout the visit. Some veterinarians are even using their own Thundershirts with dogs that are anxious for treatments like dentals, ear exams/cleanings, and work on paws.
Will my dog eventually no longer need Thundershirt for travel anxiety?
That’s very possible. As your dog learns to be more comfortable traveling with the use of Thundershirt and any training you undertake, over time, your dog may be able to enjoy travel without any help at all. Just shake the car keys and hit the road!
Thundershirt is the simplest solution for fixing excessive barking. Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a tremendous calming effect, and this calming effect may be all you need to eliminate the problem barking. Or if necessary for your dog’s particular issue, Thundershirt can be an important part of a simple training program. See below for more information. But please don’t shock or spray your dog for problem barking… in most cases that will only bring about bigger problems!!!
With over an 85% success rate and a money-back guarantee, why not try Thundershirt for your dog’s problem barking?
Can I wash and dry Thundershirt?
Thundershirt is made out of durable, washable fabric. When necessary, Thundershirt may be washed in a regular cycle using regular laundry detergent and warm water. Hang to dry.
For what types of problem barking will Thundershirt work?
For many dogs, Thundershirt is effective for a wide variety of problem barking causes. Those causes include stress, boredom, over-arousal, fear, reactivity towards other dogs or people, and reactivity towards passing cars.
Dog Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety can be an extremely challenging issue to manage and is often very stressful… for both the dog and her owners. Depending on the severity of your dog’s separation anxiety, a Thundershirt alone may be enough to solve your issues. The use of Thundershirt alone has eliminated or significantly reduced symptoms such as excessive barking/whining, destructive chewing, severe shaking, panting, indoor elimination, destructive clawing, and even seizures. But there are also easy steps you can take to further help your dog to be comfortable in your absence. See below for a training program. We have also provided answers to a variety of common questions for separation anxiety.
Thundershirt’s calming effects can greatly reduce issues related to walking on leash, reactivity, or just general hyperactivity and excitability. For example, Thundershirt has been used with terrific results for dogs that become overly excited when visitors arrive at their home. Thundershirt has been used to calm dogs on leashes and allow the dog to be more focused on the owner’s “requests”.
For selecting the correct size, your dog's chest size is the best measurement to use. If not available, your dog's weight may be used as a guideline.
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