The Thundershirt is the proven solution for dog anxiety. The Thundershirt is a safe, effective easy to use and drug free solution for dog anxiety.
The Thundershirt can be used for
Ø Crate Anxiety
Ø General Fearfulness
Ø Excitability & Leash Pulling
Ø General Training Tool
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 THE 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 fasteners fasteners make Thundershirt very adjustable to many different body shapes. See the illustrations for more information about how to put Thundershirt on.
Step 1Place the Thundershirt on your dog’s back and wrap the Short Flap under the torso.
Step 2Wrap the Long Flap under the torso and secure with fasteners onto the short flap. Make a comfortable, but snug, fit. You should be able to easily slide your fingers between the Thundershirt and your dog’s torso.
Step 3Wrap the Top Flap down onto the Long Flap and secure with fasteners. Adjust to improve the snug fit and keep Thundershirt securely in place.
Step 4Wrap the Chest Straps around the front of the dog and secure with fasteners. You should be able to easily slide your fingers under the Chest Straps and should not feel restricting around your dog's neck.