The Thundershirt is a type of Anxiety Wrap for dogs, it applies gentle pressure to the nervous system which has been known to calm dogs in anxious situations such as storms, loud noises and anything that makes dogs anxious or frightened.
The manufacturers of Thundershirt say...
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.
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.
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.
|Available Sizes||Girth in inches||Girth in Cm||Dogs weight|
|XXS||9" - 13.5"||23 - 34 cm||< 7lbs (3kg)|
|XS||13" - 18"||33 - 45 cm||8-14lbs (3.6-6.3kg)|
|S||16" - 23"||40 - 57 cm||15/25lbs (6.8-11.3kg)|
|M||18" - 26"||45 - 65 cm||26-40lbs (11.7-18kg)|
|L||24" - 32"||60 - 80 cm||41-64lbs (18.6-29kg)|
|XL||31" - 40"||77 - 100 cm||65-110lbs (29.4-50kg)|
|XXL||38" - 50"||96 - 127cm||>110lbs (50kg)|
This is a lovely product - soft stretchy material and lots of velcro for easy adjustment and fitting (although I must admit to being very uncoordinated in my approach to getting it set up - thankfully my dog is very patient with me). It is certainly helping her be calmer on our walks.
Whilst she hasn't worn it during a thunderstorm yet... she absolutely loves wearing it, and Lizzie is a dog that hates coats. So this is a winner.
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