That's why must people need a blanket to sleep, even if warm. I purchased a medium. Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. :/ He just thinks we're going for a walk when I go get it, because he associates other "clothes" with going outside. Do not use it outside or in the car in very hot weather because your dog can then easily overheat, so be careful. When you're first starting out with the shirt, you should put it on slightly looser so the dog gets used to the feeling of wearing it then snug it up over a few shorts sessions. Fairly satisfied with that, but not enough to spend like $40 on one. She bought it for her german shepherd that has severe anxiety. A couple at my dog park raves about the thundershirt having worked for theirs (don't remember what the dog's anxiety trigger was though). Well the Thundershirt works the same way. Thundershirts are 50/50, either they work or they dont. It's basically swaddling, which only seems to truly work in a thundershirt way with very tiny humans who are still operating primarily on instinct? Look into the Composure liquid Max. Your local pet store may have something similar, they usually have chamomile or l-tryptophan in them. Grandin’s work is specifically called out on the website for Thundershirt, the major player in the animal anxiety wrap market. It works for our one dog like swaddling can work to calm babies sometimes, I think. Most of the dogs i know who have this just have to manage around it. My 1 year old Doberman mix is very frightened by loud noises and strangers. I have had plenty of customers that have used it for fireworks and storms and it's worked great. Works great for our jack Russel mix but not so great for our golden. I have a pitbull mix who loves his thundershirt. Search the Archives. Now she reacts way less (only a little panting and pacing) and is able to calm down almost as soon as the storm is over. The thundershirt didn't work for me, but my coworker's dog LOVES his and it works great for them. ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%}.isNotInButtons2020 ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{font-size:14px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:32px;text-transform:uppercase} Search for: Recent Posts. It did not work for us, but your situation is different and it might work for you. I use a thundershirt for our dog and it does work well. TLDR; thundershirts may or may not work, all natural calming treats may or may not work. For a while we used sedatives from the vet and they made him groggy and restless for a few days. It did nothing for my other dog, though. It is not always going to help in very severe cases, but it is worth a try. then he remembers thunderstorms = happy things like peanut butter in his kong, a new bone to chew, a game of fetch, being brushed, etc. I was at a place to watch fireworks from afar and thought she would be ok since she's so far away from the noise of them but people were lighting them off around us. For example, I know my dog only reacts to real dog barks, not ones on TV. She uses thundershirt for her dog's thunderstorm/firework anxiety, and reports it works well. It's worth trying, for sure. On platforms like chewy.com, you’ll find numerous doggy parents sharing how wonderful this product has been to their anxiety-prone pups. This is supposed to give them a sense of security, like an infant wrapped tightly in a blanket. .LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH{fill:var(--newRedditTheme-actionIcon);height:18px;width:18px}.LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH rect{stroke:var(--newRedditTheme-metaText)}._3J2-xIxxxP9ISzeLWCOUVc{height:18px}.FyLpt0kIWG1bTDWZ8HIL1{margin-top:4px}._2ntJEAiwKXBGvxrJiqxx_2,._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{height:24px;vertical-align:middle;width:24px}._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-inline-flexbox;display:inline-flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center} Affiliate links included below. So far, I just make sure to put him in the back bedroom, close the drapes, and turn the air conditioner on high to drown out any thunder. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. This static electricity builds in turn in your dogs coat, giving them a weird pins and needles feeling and making them anxious. ThunderShirt helps million's of pets, with a better than 80% success rate. If you want to try it out, the company does offer a money back guarantee if it doesn't work for you. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. My personal experience is they work to a degree. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The thunder shirt discharges the static. Well the Thundershirt works the same way. My dog just tries to pull it off! http://www.sileodogus.com/?gclid=CNvgyYiGvc4CFUFZhgodDJwN2w._3bX7W3J0lU78fp7cayvNxx{max-width:208px;text-align:center} Does It Work For All Dogs? Pet Naturals of Vermont's Calming and Ark Natural's Happy Travelers are two that ive used. I used to live in Kentucky and we had long and loud thunderstorms. I have a 7 year old lab that is afraid of thunderstorms. She will come up and be next to people, but if you touch her she gets whiny and starts pacing again. If you purchased your Thundershirt directly from Thundershirt Company: We stand behind our product! My customers (I work in a pet goods store) have said wonderful things about them, so I know it's just not me. This current dog is a protective barker and a panter and it Does no good at all for her. By applying gentle pressure to your dog using this type of pressure wrap. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. My dog shakes/drools/hides during fireworks. Thunder scares her and she is 80-90% more relaxed with the thubdershirt on. But I will attest to the calming power of even a light wrap/hoodie/sweater in a fabric that makes the tactile-seeking part of my brain happy. http://www.sileodogus.com/?gclid=CNvgyYiGvc4CFUFZhgodDJwN2w. 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ThunderShirt helps to take the "PET" out of “Petrified”! She will lay down and start licking the floor. Keep in mind, its like Melatonin for people- it might work to a certain degree or it might have no effect. Has a thunder jacket worked for any of your dogs? My dog behaviour clients know that Yes, but you have to put it on before the anxiety starts. now, unless the storm is really bad, he just gives his standard reactive barks at the first couple of booms [because he barks at noises in general, we're still working on that]. She seems to be ok if she gets under my covers and I put a part of my body on her but I'm not always there. 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