Pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and is used to reliever anxiety. 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. 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.
How it Works
The Thundershirt wrap works by applying constant, gentle pressure to the animal’s torso. This has a significant calming effect for most dogs.
What it Treats
The Thundershirt is designed to address common problems including fear of thunder and fireworks, separation anxiety and generalized anxiety, problem barking and jumping, travel stress, and more.
High Success Rate
The wrap offers a success rate of more than 80% — dramatically reducing stress and anxiety for most dogs.
Vet and Trainer Recommended
Thundershirts are embraced by professionals; thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers recommend Thundershirt to their clients.
Create Stronger Bonds
Dog anxiety can bring a pet owner’s relationship with their dog to the breaking point – some owners may think the only option is to forfeit their pet to a shelter. Thundershirt offers a better solution. By putting dogs at ease, Thundershirt provides the opportunity for dog owners to strengthen their bond with their pets.
Easy to Use
The Thundershirt is simple to put on and take off and is fully adjustable to fit dogs of most shapes and sizes. It’s easy to create a snug, comfortable fit which is the key to treating stress and anxiety.
Attractive and Durable
Thundershirts are made of attractive, durable fabric that resists collecting hair and is machine washable.
As part of their mission to reduce dog stress and anxiety, Thundershirt assists shelters and rescue groups across the country through financial support and donations of thousands of Thundershirt .
Thundershirts for Cats
Thundershirt applies gentle constant pressure that is said to also calm cats when anxious or fearful. Thundershirt for cats can be used for visits to the vet, traveling in the car, during nail trims, general fearfulness, and litter box problems.