ThunderShirt's patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for over 80% of dogs
Most effective anxiety solution as voted by veterinarians
Already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats across the country
Great for storms, separation, travel and many other anxieties
No need for training or medication
HOW THUNDERSHIRT WORKS
ThunderShirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design, ThunderShirt's gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited.
Experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system, possibly by releasing a calming hormone like endorphins
Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs and cats show significant improvement in symptoms when using ThunderShirt
ThunderShirt is already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats around the world and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers.
For many anxieties, Thundershirt does not require any training of your dog to be an effective solution.
Many dogs will exhibit reduced or eliminated symptoms with the very first usage of Thundershirt (e.g. eliminated shaking, reduced panting, etc). Some dogs require three
or four usages before they begin to show improvement.
After receiving your Thundershirt, we recommend following these simple steps:
STEP 1: Perform the "Initial Fitting and Conditioning" as described below.
STEP 2: When an anxiety trigger is likely or already present (e.g. thunderstorm
approaching) slip the Thundershirt onto your dog. Observe the results. Many
dogs need no further treatment for many anxiety types. Are you satisfied with
the improvement you see? If not, please proceed to Step 3 below.
STEP 3: (Not Required In Many Cases): If your dog's anxiety still needs additional
treatment, we recommend integrating Thundershirt into a training program.
Go to www.thundershirt.com and click on "How It Works" for information on
recommended training programs. Or just call 866.892.2078
Initial Fitting & Conditioning
Thundershirt is designed to be very easy to put on and take off… no need for pulling anything over her head or threading her legs through leg holes.
After you first receive your Thundershirt, we recommend the following steps while your dog is NOT feeling anxiety:
1. Before putting Thundershirt on your dog for the first time, offer a small food treat to your dog using the folded Thundershirt as a "plate". Dogs typically become more comfortable and trusting of something that "brings" them food or anything that they associate with food. So this is an easy little trick to quickly create a positive association with Thundershirt for your dog.
2. Next, simply follow the "Fitting Instructions" on the other side of this sheet. Leave Thundershirt on for 5-10 minutes.
Following these simple instructions allows you to learn exactly how to use Thundershirt while the dog is calm and helps to avoid the risk that she might begin to associate Thundershirt with what bothers her. It can also be beneficial to put Thundershirt on every 4-to-8 weeks in the absence of anxiety.
To further strengthen positive associations with Thundershirt, provide a treat to your dog each time right after you put it on. Most Thundershirt dog owners report that their dogs really enjoy wearing their Thundershirt
Wearing Thundershirt for Extended Periods of Time:
Thundershirt is designed to be safe to leave on for extended periods of time when appropriate for the situation or issue. When properly sized and properly put on with a comfortably snug fit, your dog should be very comfortable.
If your dog will be wearing a Thundershirt for more than two hours at a time, we
recommend removing Thundershirt every one to two hours during the initial periods to check for any signs of irritation points. Irritation points are very rare, but it is best to be cautious.