Thunderworks ThunderShirt Dog Anxiety Jacket

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As recommended by Dr.Harry on Better Homes & Gardens

Guaranteed to Reduce Your Dog's Anxiety or Your Money Back!

Whether the problem is thunderstorms, fireworks, travel, shyness, separation anxiety or even problem barking, Thundershirt's patent-pending design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs.

Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers.

Features

  • Drug-free and completely safe.
  • Soft, breathable, washable fabric.
  • Patent-pending design makes Thundershirt very easy to put on and to take off.

As for WHY Thundershirt’s gentle pressure works to calm a dog, experts such as Dr. Temple Grandin believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. For example:

  • TTouch dog trainers use pressure to address a wide variety of anxieties.
  • Veterinarians use pressure to relax cattle when they are administering vaccinations.
  • People with autism use pressure to relieve their persistent anxiety.
  • Children with certain behavioral problems use pressure shirts and weighted vests to relax and focus.
  • Parents use swaddling to calm an inconsolable newborn infant.

Until now, there just hasn’t been a well-designed, inexpensive pressure wrap commonly used for dog anxiety. Thundershirt is changing that! Thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers now recommend Thundershirts for their anxiety cases.

How to use Thundershirts

Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues. For many anxieties, we recommend just putting on a Thundershirt and observing the results (No training!). You very well may see significant improvement for noise, crate, travel, barking and others with absolutely no training. For more complicated anxiety cases, we recommend using Thundershirt as part of a behavior modification program.

One thing is for certain, for a very large percentage of dogs, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a terrific calming effect. This has obvious benefits for most types of anxiety. But Thundershirt is also a very useful tool for managing excitability or hyperactivity with strangers, on the leash, or in a training environment. Thundershirt’s calming effect helps a dog to focus (or refocus) her energies in a more constructive direction, allowing training to be more effective.

Introducing Thundershirt to your dog

Before putting Thundershirt on your dog for the first time, we recommend offering a small amount of food to your dog using the 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. Thundershirt has been developed to be very easy to put on. Just lay it over your dog’s back and secure with the chest and torso straps. The Velcro fasteners make Thundershirt very adjustable to many different body shapes. See the illustrations and video for more information about how to put Thundershirt on. Or click here for the instructions included in the packaging.

Sizing

Sizing is best determined by your dog's girth measurement as it's important that the shirt fits snuggly for the compression to work. Please be aware that there is some overlap between the sizes. Select the size where your dog's girth measurement is most in the middle of the size range.

Testimonials

"We've been using Thundershirt at my clinic, and the feedback from our clients is very positive. Thundershirt is a good alternative solution to try versus medications. And it will definitely 'Do no harm'." Dr. Donald Heagren, DVM / Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital, Durham, NC

"Overwhelmingly, Thundershirt has been a success with our cases for thunderstorms and fireworks." Dr. Mark Guise, DVM / Lockwillow Avenue Animal Hospital, Harrisburg, PA

"I have used Thundershirt with my own dog and have seen a real improvement with her fear of thunderstorms and other loud noises. I am now recommending Thundershirt to my clients with good results." Dr. Joanne Baldwin, DVM / Cardinal Animal Hospital, Richmond, VA

"In my experience as a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and dog owner, the Thundershirt can dramatically relieve a dog's anxieties associated with thunderstorms, fireworks, travel, etc. The even, gentle pressure of the Thundershirt can refocus the dog to a more relaxed, calmer state. Using Thundershirt to relieve the symptoms of anxiety is a good alternative to medications and at $36, it’s a terrific value." Jenn Merritt, CPDT / Efland, NC

"Before receiving her Thundershirt, Rage would shake drool and actually broke through a window last year breaking her leg trying to 'escape' from a thunderstorm. After putting Thundershirt on her, wonder of wonders, during the next storm she actually laid down and was chewing her Nylabone, not paying any attention at all to the storm. It was like a miracle! I strongly recommend the Thundershirt for any dog that has anxiety issues. It is wonderful!" AB / Cleveland, Ohio

"Thundershirt has an amazing effect on our two Shi Tsu's, Elli and Emma. Anytime visitors come to our home, they will bark nearly non-stop with Elli being the ring leader. Most times, we would have to confine them in a back room until our guests left. But Thundershirt has had an almost immediate effect - within seconds after putting it on, Elli is much more relaxed and the barking quickly subsides. She's happy with her tail wagging and she's able to be a polite and QUIET member of the group!" BB / Durham, NC

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Received my Thundershirt several weeks ago and have today used it for the first time. My Shih Tzu x is very loud in his position as the protector in my home, though not too bad after seeing visitors on a regular basis Today however, my caller was a friend with a rather loud voice and louder laugh and whose visits always resulted in my 'gorgeous boy' being relegated to the bedroom, so that we could hear each other speak. I put him into the Thundershirt. It immediately silenced him and not another peep was heard for a full hour. Just amazing. Unbelievable. Needless to say, I am overjoyed with my purchase and can't say enough 'thank yous'. It is also of very good quality and the grey colour is just gorgeous. On our next visit to the vet, my dog will be wearing his Thundershirt as I feel sure it will de-stress him. Thank you so, so much Waggle. Raina Stevens, LINDENOW VIC

We bought a Thunder Shirt off you not long after we got our dog - she was a rescue with really bad anxiety issues.

In short, the Thunder Shirt, changed her life and ours. We were actually on the verge of taking her back to the refuge (unthinkable) as she was so bad and then we put the shirt on her. It literally took seconds to work, I have never, in all my years seen such an instant affect on a dog. She wore it a lot for a few months and then less and less as time went on. She has been with us for a year and a half now and I couldn't even tell you where it is to be honest with you. I can tell you though, it's the best money we ever spent on a product that sounded ridiculous at first glance! haha :-)
Justine,

The Thunderworks Thuindershirt has been great for our westie Rory. It has helped calm him down during storms and car rides.I was skeptical but followed the instructions about introducing it to your dog. We can definitely see the difference & it helps him when he needs it. Melissa Buske, Glengowrie SA

We were having some behavioural issues with our dog and this was endorsed by a number of people including a trainer at the dog refuge and and our vet. It had an immediate impact. Combined with some other techniques we were trying, the behaviours we had problems with literally stopped on the day this jacket arrived. We cannot recommend this highly enough for any dog with anxiety. It's lightweight too so it's not too hot. I actually think our dog loves it now. When I'm standing near the table where we keep it, she comes and sits next to me and waits to get it on! :-) Justine, Joondalup WA

Absolutely fabulous. As soon as it is on my dog she calms down - whether it's in the car (no crying) or stopping her from being hyperactive - it works!!! Can't praise this highly enough. Vivienne Kermode, Rotorua

Read 43 customer reviews of Thunderworks ThunderShirt Dog Anxiety Jacket. The average customer rating is 4.6.

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Received my Thundershirt several weeks ago and have today used it for the first time. My Shih Tzu x is very loud in his position as the protector in my home, though not too bad after seeing visitors on a regular basis Today however, my caller was a friend with a rather loud voice and louder laugh and whose visits always resulted in my 'gorgeous boy' being relegated to the bedroom, so that we could hear each other speak. I put him into the Thundershirt. It immediately silenced him and not another peep was heard for a full hour. Just amazing. Unbelievable. Needless to say, I am overjoyed with my purchase and can't say enough 'thank yous'. It is also of very good quality and the grey colour is just gorgeous. On our next visit to the vet, my dog will be wearing his Thundershirt as I feel sure it will de-stress him. Thank you so, so much Waggle.

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We bought a Thunder Shirt off you not long after we got our dog - she was a rescue with really bad anxiety issues.

In short, the Thunder Shirt, changed her life and ours. We were actually on the verge of taking her back to the refuge (unthinkable) as she was so bad and then we put the shirt on her. It literally took seconds to work, I have never, in all my years seen such an instant affect on a dog. She wore it a lot for a few months and then less and less as time went on. She has been with us for a year and a half now and I couldn't even tell you where it is to be honest with you. I can tell you though, it's the best money we ever spent on a product that sounded ridiculous at first glance! haha :-)

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5/5

Melissa BuskeThe Thunderworks Thuindershirt has been great for our westie Rory. It has helped calm him down during storms and car rides.I was skeptical but followed the instructions about introducing it to your dog. We can definitely see the difference & it helps him when he needs it.

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5/5

We were having some behavioural issues with our dog and this was endorsed by a number of people including a trainer at the dog refuge and and our vet. It had an immediate impact. Combined with some other techniques we were trying, the behaviours we had problems with literally stopped on the day this jacket arrived. We cannot recommend this highly enough for any dog with anxiety. It's lightweight too so it's not too hot. I actually think our dog loves it now. When I'm standing near the table where we keep it, she comes and sits next to me and waits to get it on! :-)

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5/5

Absolutely fabulous. As soon as it is on my dog she calms down - whether it's in the car (no crying) or stopping her from being hyperactive - it works!!! Can't praise this highly enough.

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5/5

Adrian Great fit and easy to put on. It calms our bulldog down straight away and helps him get thorough the fireworks displays that happen regularly in our area.
Highly recommend this product! We have an English bulldog and chose size large.

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5/5

This is good I really thought I would be wasting my money.
I put this on my 11 Year Old German Shephard who follows me around and is glued to my leg panting when she hears a storm coming.She tries to get on my bed and is really distressed
As soon as i heard a storm coming i put it on and part of the way into the storm i had to look for her she had stopped panting and was sitting on her dog bed .It was a short storm but i was just gobsmacked.I will see how it goes with longer ones .I have another two dogs cant wait to try it for different things.The quality is really good it fits really snug withut being too tight.
Well Done.

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5/5

Unbelievable! My beagle is very afraid of thunder and lightening, but this thundershirt (more like a soft grey bandage round her tummy) calmed her to the extent that she did not hide in cupboards or run for the hills. Her heart rate was normal and she was calm enough to eat food. I know it is strange to think that a beagle would not eat food, but if a storm was brewing she used to refuse all food, even bones. She is happier and I am happier!

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5/5

We have had a lot of opportunities to test the thunder shirt - and am pleased to say that it has made a big difference for our dog. Her anxiety around rain and storms has not disappeared completely, however she is much more settled once she has the jacket on - I would say 90% better. I would also like to congratulate "Waggles" on their prompt service and delivery - I ordered on 22 or 23 December and was surprised when the package arrived on Xmas Eve. We will certainly be looking to do more business should the need arise.
Thank you from Liz and Bryn Challis (and of course, Tilly).

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Unfortunately the Thunder shirt that we were pinning so much hope on has not worked for our miniature Dachshund. His anxiety in the car, separation from us and storms are just as bad with the Thunder shirt on, very disappointed that it didn't work at all.

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