Help calm your nervous or anxious dog without drugs
Naturally reduce pet anxiety during storms, travel, or crating
Stress-reducing dog clothing blends function and fashion
Shaking during storms? Tail-tucking travel? Vacuum cleaner barking contests? Give your nervous dog a gentle "hug" though unsettling events with America's favorite drug-free dog anxiety solution. Thundershirt's patent-pending design applies gentle, constant pressure on a dog's torso, and this calming compression creates a dramatic soothing effect for most dogs. Veterinarians and animal trainers have been using pressure therapy for years, but this is the first time pet owners can try this amazing technique at home!
Use Thundershirt for your dog's fear of noises and thunder, separation anxiety, barking problems, car or travel phobias, crate problems, reactivity, fearfulness, excitability, leash pulling, and more. Most dogs respond with the very first fitting, while others may take two or three uses. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can trust giving Thundershirt a try.
Thundershirt is easy to put on and take off your pet using self-fastening flaps. Made with soft, breathable fabric. Choose between original solid gray, pink polo with gray stripe, or NEW Camo.
Please click on "More Information" for fitting and conditioning instructions.
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.
Step 3: (Not Required in Many Cases) If your dog's anxiety still needs additional treatment, we recommend integrating Thundershirt into a training program.
Note: While Thundershirt usually will reduce anxiety for any dog just by putting it on, for severer separation anxieties and other severe cases, Thundershirt should be used in combination with a training program.
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:
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.
Next, simply follow the "Fitting Instructions" below. 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 Thundershirts, 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 Thundershirts, and many dogs even go on their own to where their Thundershirts are stored when a storm approaches or some other anxiety trigger happens!
Place the Thundershirt on your dog's back and wrap the Short Flap under the torso.
Wrap the Long Flap under the torso and secure with fasteners onto the Short Flap. Make a comfortable, snug fit.
Wrap the Top Flap down onto the Long Flap and secure with fasteners. Adjust to improve the snug fit and keep Thundershirt securely in place.
Wrap the Chest Straps around the front of the dog and secure with fasteners.
Note: If your dog is tolerant of having it pulled over her head, when you remove Thundershirt, leave the chest straps secured. Then when you put Thundershirt back on, simply pull the chest straps over the head.