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Does Thunder Shirt for Dogs Really Work?

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Did you know that dogs can feel scared, shy and anxious too? When dogs feel anxious and shy, they cannot socialize and function normally. Thunder Shirt for Dogs is supposed to be a comfortable and effective answer to a dog’s anxiety problems. Designed like a vest with various sizes that fit any dog types, Thundershirt is a clear-cut padding that calmly and continuously gives out placid pressure to help dogs calm down during stressful situations. The calming effect of Thunder Shirt is also supposed to aid in the focusing and refocusing training of dogs. Thundershirt is harmless for dogs since it is made from lightweight, durable, and breathable materials. Thus, it makes Thunder Shirt comfortable for long periods of time and hot weather. Thunder Shirt is easy to wear and is great for training dogs and preventing stranger anxiety.

Thunder Shirt for Dogs Reviews

Yes - No longer fears fireworks
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Thundervest is a god send. Last year during the 4th of July werkend, my lab pup went crazy from the sound of fireworks. This year in her Thundervest, she slept through not only the cities firework show, but through the neighborhood displays as well. Thank you Thundervest.

Primo
July 4th, 2016
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Yes - Thunder Shirt calms
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Once it’s thunder she begin to shake. Put her Thunder Shirt on and she quits shaking. I am amazed how it works. I am very pleased with the shirt.

Julia Drummond
June 9th, 2016
Florida
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No - Just a snug shirt
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I got this for my Maltese for a 4 hour drive to the beach. He barked & barked, it was just a snug shirt for him. Because he doesn’t like clothes he was hyper

Leighanne
December 6th, 2014
Frog Level, Virginia
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Yes - Dog calmed down
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As my mixed breed dog got older she became very frightened of thunderstorms. She would pace, tremble, and try to hide all at the same time. I was skeptical about this shirt but figured I had nothing to lose. She was apprehensive the first time she wore it, but she did calm down. Now she wants to wear it all the time even if it is not raining. Also, the grandchildren think this is halarious and if it rains one drop, the girls will come running and telling me the dog needs her shirt on because it’s raining and then they laugh hysterically as only little kids can do. We all love this shirt and highly recommend it.

Sandra Green
December 31st, 2012
Virginia
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No - My dog was afraid of it.
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My GSD is very anxious and barks at anything that moves outside our home. I tried the Thunder Shirt after hearing good things about it. I used it for a week and saw no effect whatsoever. In fact, the sound the velcro straps made when I took it off scared him, and he ran whenever he saw me with the shirt.

Linda
November 28th, 2012
PA.
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Yes - Eases storm anxiety
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Our Lab/Spinger is so gun shy, chewing gum too loudly can send her into the basement to hide. She wore her new shirt in our first storm of the year Monday night and it seemed to work well for her. She normally disappears when she sees lightning, knowing what that means. That night she stayed around, played and seemed to ignore the weather until the last two loud booms. But she went down the stairs, looked up at us and came back up. So far, I am impressed.

Gail
March 21st, 2012
Minesota
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No - Made dog more upset
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I tried this on my 45lb. terrier/Dalmatian mix. He gets very excited when people come over and tends to bark. A lot. All this did is make him bark more and made him more uncomfortable. It was also quite difficult to actually get it on him as it requires the dog to cooperate completely, which he was hesitant to do. I tried this on multiple occasions and each had the same effect– negative.

Nick D.
February 18th, 2012
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Yes - Thunder Shirt Works
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I purchased the Thunder Shirt for one of my shih tzus, who really gets upset when it rains. There doesn’t have to be any thunder. I think dogs sense the change in the atomosphere when it’s going to rain. Dudley would pant & shake terribly. The Thunder Shirt does not entirely eliminate the shaking, but I did see a definite decrease. When it starts to rain & I see him panting/shaking, I tell him it’s time to get his shirt on. He comes over & lets me put it on him right away. I would definitely recommend the shirt.

Cathy Bijak
October 11th, 2011
Cleveland, OH
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