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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Thundershirt work?
Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. For example:
- dog trainers use pressure to address a variety of anxieties.
- Veterinarians use pressure to relax cattle and cats when they are administering vaccinations.
- Some autistic people use pressure to relieve their persistent anxiety.
What training is required for using Thundershirt for anxiety and fear issues?
Can I wash and dry Thundershirt? Remove hair from Velcro hooks?
How long can I leave a Thundershirt on my dog?
How do I put Thundershirt onto my dog?
Is there any special sizing and fit considerations for male dogs?
< 12 lbs.
> 110 lbs.
Measure “Chest Size” as illustrated by red arrow below
Is overheating a concern when using a Thundershirt?
Thundershirt is designed to be safe to leave on your dog for extended periods of time when appropriate for the situation or issue that you are addressing. Thundershirt is made out of light-weight, breathable fabric, so over-heating is very rarely an issue. It is typically safe to leave a dog unsupervised while wearing a Thundershirt.
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