How It Works
Thundershirt’s patent-pending design is a pressure wrap that applies a gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso. It is this pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. 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.
How To Use Thundershirt
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.
The 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.
Thundershirt is effective for a wide variety of anxiety symptoms. These symptoms include shaking, panting, drooling, yawning, barking/whining, hyperactivity, eliminating indoors, clawing, digging, hiding, vomiting, and clinging to owners. Thundershirt has even cured symptoms as severe as clawing through walls and seizures.
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