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Thundershirt's patent-pending design provides a gentle, constant pressure which has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited.

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.

Why It Works:
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 administering vaccinations.
• People with autism use pressure to relieve their persistent anxiety.
• Parents use swaddling to calm an inconsolable newborn infant.
• Children with certain behavioral problems use pressure shirts and weighted vests to relax and focus.

How To Use Thundershirt:
Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues. For many anxieties, Thundershirt's recommends 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, Thundershirt recommends 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.

For more information, please see the Thundershirt FAQs.

Available Colors:
Thundershirt is available in 3 color choices:
• Gray.
• Pink Polo.
• Blue Polo.

Please select your color from the drop-down above.

Available Sizes:
Thundershirt is available in 7 different sizes:
 

Measure your dog's chest as shown in the picture:

      

Thundershirt's fasteners make it adjustable to many different body shapes.
Please select your size from the drop-down above.

About Thundershirt:
Thundershirt’s founder, Phil Blizzard, has a 10-year-old, 50-pound mutt named Dosi who will make friends with anyone. But Dosi was extremely frightened by loud noises like thunderstorms and fireworks. Even when the skies were clear, Dosi’s behavior would let her family know if a thunderstorm was coming. Her tail would go between the legs and the shakes and panting began. If it was during the night, she would plant herself on Phil’s chest and keep her family awake for hours.

They visited three different veterinarians over the years to find a remedy. The only suggestion was to sedate Dosi, but even the veterinarians didn’t think drugs were an effective solution. You have to anticipate the storm by 1-2 hours for the sedatives to take effect; not an easy task for storms that arrive in the night. And worse, while sedated, dogs can be very unstable on their legs and become a danger to themselves. Dosi would try to jump off the bed and risked breaking a leg, and she would remain groggy and unstable for many hours after the storms had past. So after a couple of uses, the sedatives were set aside.

Noise desensitization training was next for Dosi. The concept is to expose the fearful dog to low levels of the problem noise (e.g. thunder recordings) until she becomes accustomed to it and then slowly increase the levels until she is no longer afraid of the real noise. One common problem with this approach is that many dogs don’t react to recordings of thunderstorms or fireworks. They can tell the difference, probably due to the absence of other traits like the smell of ozone, or the feel of barometric pressure changes. This was the case with Dosi… the sound of a recorded thunderstorm didn’t concern her in the least. But even if it did, according to most trainers we have consulted, desensitization is very rarely successful. It takes a tremendous, long-term time commitment by the owners.

So for several years, Dosi just had to suffer through the many thunderstorms and 4th of July fireworks. But then they heard about an alternative approach to relieving noise anxiety...the unique approach now offered by Thundershirt. It was amazing. With the very first usage, within two minutes, Dosi’s shakes had practically disappeared, and she lay down. And the gentle, constant pressure of Thundershirt has worked for Dosi ever since. Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if anxious, fearful or over-excited.

This is a wonderful story with a happy ending for Dosi and many many other dogs! We are so happy to be able to bring the Thundershirt to our let's be pets! customers.

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