Posted by Ferra on 22nd Oct 2013
The thunder vest has been excellent. This is the first piece of dog training equipment that really addressed the cause of Rex's barking rather than treating the symptom. Rex can be high strung and watches out the window to bark at anyone coming close to the house. He seems much more relaxed with the thundervest on and his barking has almost completely stopped.
Posted by Sara on 28th May 2013
I have a 3 year old Beagle, Dexter, who generally puts us in his own flood warning with the slobber and panting during storms. I was very sceptical when I tossed the Thundershirt in my cart.
But, IT DOES indeed help Dexter calm down. He still is irritated but truly has been a different dog during these nasty Nebraska thunderstorms. Who would have thought!?
Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Based on feedback, 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.
Whether for thunder, fireworks, or any other sound, Thundershirt can help your dog's noise anxiety. And no training is required! For noise anxiety, just put on Thundershirt and observe the results. Most dogs respond with the very first usage; some need 2-3 usages before showing significant improvement. If you are aware of a noise trigger coming (e.g. thunderstorm on its way), put your Thundershirt on your dog prior to your dog becoming anxious. But it is fine to put the Thundershirt on AFTER your dog has become anxious; you will still see good results. In most cases, it is fine to leave your dog in the Thundershirt for extended periods of time. Many Thundershirt dog owners will put their dogs in their Thundershirts prior to going to work if a storm is forecasted during the day.
Depending on the severity of your dog's travel anxiety, a Thundershirt alone may be enough to solve your issues. The use of Thundershirt alone has eliminated or significantly reduced symptoms such as severe shaking, panting, excitability, barking and even vomiting.
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.
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For selecting the correct size, your dog's chest size is the best measurement to use. If not available, your dog's weight may be used as a guideline.
|XXS||9"-13.5"||< 7 lbs.|
|XXL||38"-50"||> 110 lbs.|