ThunderShirt is a proven solution for dog anxiety, fearfulness, over-excitement and training. See below to see what dog owners, veterinarians, trainers and others have to say about ThunderShirt. Or visit our Training Center to see how trainers are using ThunderShirts with their clients. If you already have a ThunderDog, click here to send us your testimonial. We love pictures, too!
Thousands of veterinarians across the country are recommending Thundershirts as an effective anxiety treatment for dogs. Click here to see more.
“We’ve been using Thundershirt at my clinic, and the feedback from our clients is very positive. Thundershirt is a good alternative solution to try versus medications. And it will definitely ‘Do no harm’.”
Dr. Donald Heagren, DVM
Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital
“I have used Thundershirt with my own dog and have seen a real improvement with her fear of thunderstorms and other loud noises. I am now recommending Thundershirt to my clients with good results.”
Dr. Joanne Baldwin, DVM
Cardinal Animal Hospital
“Overwhelmingly, Thundershirt has been a success with our cases for thunderstorms and fireworks.”
Dr. Mark B. Guise, M.S., V.M.D.
Lockwillow Avenue Animal Hospital
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Thousands of trainers around the world are using Thundershirts with their clients. Below are just a few of their comments. Click here to see more.
“In my experience as a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and dog owner, the Thundershirt can dramatically relieve a dog’s anxieties associated with thunderstorms, fireworks, travel, etc. The even, gentle pressure of the Thundershirt can refocus the dog to a more relaxed, calmer state. Using Thundershirt to relieve the symptoms of anxiety is a good alternative to medications and at $36, it’s a terrific value.”
Jenn Merritt, CPDT
“As a Physical Therapist and Tellington TTouch Instructor, I frequently teach about the effectiveness of pressure wraps to reduce anxiety and fear responses in dogs. The Thundershirt is the perfect tool for calming dogs who suffer from noise phobia, anxiety, and other fear related issues. My personal experience using the Thundershirt with my own dogs has been very positive, and I happen to live in Oklahoma where storms are both frequent and dramatic! Thank you for providing this valuable product to help dogs cope with these environmental stressors.
Kathy Cascade, PT
International TTouch Instructor
“Pressure wraps are an effective, non-invasive way to help dogs to feel more at ease. I like the Thundershirt especially because of its soft material, easy-to-apply Velcro closures, and low cost. I recommend this product to my training clients for thunderstorm phobias, nail trims, and a variety of other fears such as sounds, riding in the car, and generalized fear of walking outdoors. I wish the Thundershirt had been around when my thunder-phobic German Shepherd was alive. I’m glad dogs everywhere can now reap its benefits.“
Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA
Help for Your Fearful Dog
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Dog Owner Real Stories
Thundershirt is helping many thousands of dogs and their owners to relieve a wide variety of anxieties and fears. Below are just a few. Please click here to see more.
“Not long after we got Chico, we noticed he had some issues going on. He was constantly itchy and had inflamed skin because he kept biting himself. After hundreds of dollars spent at different vets, multiple tests run and skin scrapings, we still had no answers. He was put on allergy medicine, different food, steriods, antibiotics, fungal medicine, multi-vitamins, you name it… We did notice putting shirts on him seemed to help with him biting, but he would get them off somehow.
Then I saw a commercial for Thundershirt, and I ordered it. Quite honestly, I don’t know why, but your ‘money back guarentee’ is what did it for me. Here are our results with the Thundershirt… I don’t know what I would do without it, even ordered one for my other dog. ”
“HOLY COW!!!! We have had 6 English bulldogs. Never before did we have a "barker". NOTHING had worked. I bought the Thundershirt at Pet Supermarket yesterday and we are ASTONISHED! Coco actually looked relaxed with it on. None of her usual "triggers" caused barking . Now, just please make one in a light weight fabric for those of us in south Florida. I have already recommended it to my Friend on FB!”
“This thundershirt has literally saved my life! My dog had severe anxiety to the point that he shook and cried so severely that I was afraid to leave him. I was to the point of going to the vet for medication. When I got the shirt, I figured I had wasted my money but after putting the Thundershirt on him the first day he was so calm and relaxed, I couldn’t believe the difference. He stopped crying and shaking. Now any time he is distressed by anything, I put the shirt on him and go on throughout my day. I have told all my friends about it and even my family is amazed! Get one, try it out… You’ll be shocked.”
“My German Shepherd Abbie was born blind. Storms don’t bother her but loud noises & fireworks are terrifying for her. She will hide under the bed & is too afraid to even go outside. I was considering getting sedatives from the vet for her for the 4th of July this year. As I really don’t want to medicate her, I decided to try the Thundershirt first. Our fireworks were on Friday the 2nd & I was so amazed at how well she did during them. At one point she was even outside playing. The fireworks have continued all around us for the past couple of days & the Thundershirt continues to help. The screaming fireworks however still send her running back inside. But once inside she is relaxed & no longer hiding under the bed.”
“We have had our puggle, Harper, for about 2 months. Although she’s home with me most of the day, she still was doing the nuisance barking. Anxiety kicked in when my kids were home from school, and she became more and more intense when playing which led to biting, growling, jumping up, etc. We tried the ultrasonic bark control, she didn’t care. We were going to go with the citronella spray collar when we learned about the Thundershirt! I can’t tell you what an IMMEDIATE change we saw with our girl! She’s happy to be with us, barks when necessary and seems so ‘chilled out’! We are so happy to have found a natural approach to help her remain calm. Thanks so much for a great product!”
“Dog Tested. Cat Approved! Thank you, thank you, thank you THUNDERSHIRT! Parker is a changed dog! Within minutes of putting on his Thundershirt, years of anxiety, aggression, and extreme territorial behavior simply subsided! It is truly amazing. This morning we tried to take it off of him and he got REALLY mad and actually WANTED us to put it back on. Unbelievable!”
“Ratchet is one of the dogs rescued from Iraq by Operation Baghdad Pups. Through a partnership between Operation Baghdad Pups and Thundershirt, I was sent one in the mail. I’d have to say that I was skeptical about the claims… for about 15 seconds. Ratchet had problems with barking, anxiety, and fear of unfamiliar noises. He was particularly anxious around other dogs, having been a guard dog in Iraq. Suddenly, while wearing the Thundershirt, Ratchet seemed to gain new confidence. Other dogs didn’t worry him. Thunderstorms were just things that made the grass wet. Airplanes, repairmen, and even the cat that went for walks outside our apartment were no longer worries for him. He could sit on the balcony and enjoy the day without anxiety, and that made both of us believers! Thank you, Thundershirt!”
“I have been seeing the commercials and read about this product, so finally thought I would try it (because of the generous return policy) for my toy poodle, who is scared of every noise. I put it on and took her for a walk and I saw the difference immediately. Her confidence and lack of regard for the usual noises she was scared of was unbelievable. I immediately called my daughter who has a rambunctious dog to get it and we just went on Skype so I can see her dog and the change is magical.
If you have a dog who is scared, anxious, all over the place or you just don’t know what to do, get Thundershirt before you do anything drastic. It can save a life (the dog and yours). I would recommend this 200%!!!”
“Scarlett, out 4-year old Golden Retriever, has always been terrified by thunderstorms and other loud noises. Our vet prescribed some sedatives for her because she shook so much and breathed so heavily. When we moved to Chicago and had to deal with such heavy winds and storms on a regular basis, we knew we needed something to calm her without having to sedate her. My mom saw an ad for the Thundershirt in a magazine and we ordered one right away. Although Scarlett still gets scared, she doesn’t shake and pant like she did before. She finds a "safe" place and lies down until the weather/noise lets up.”
“Tucker, my 2 yr old Brittany, suffers from severe separation anxiety. He has shredded everything under the sun, ate our kitchen table and chairs, broke his K-9 teeth, etc. We have tried everything! Crating him, leaving him penned off, medication (which does help, but not alone), day care, booby trapping the house (!) but nothing was working. We were getting close to the end of our rope and were in our local pet store a few weeks ago and came across the Thundershirt. I hate to use the term, but it has been a miracle worker!! He is like a totally different dog. He has done a complete 180! He is serene almost immediately after putting it on. We leave him loose in the house every day and come home to him sound asleep on the couch perfectly content and the house exactly as we left it!
We are so happy with the results, I would recommend it to ANYONE who finds themselves in a similar situation!
Thank you so much!!”
Clifton Park, New York
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