“I recently adopted a very friendly, 1 year-old, pit bull – boxer mix from a local rescue. For the first half of a typical day, he was extremely well-behaved and seemed to be adjusting well to his new home. However, I noticed that around 4-5 PM everyday he would become very rigid and painfully distracted. All of the commands we’d learned went straight out the window. When he wasn’t barking at the front door, he was pacing, desperately searching for something to chew on. He was completely overwhelmed by the sounds of people in my building returning home from work. I tried treat-stuffed toys, more exercise, running a fan for white noise – anything to distract him. Nothing seemed to work. I finally did some research online and came across the Thundershirt. What a great idea! I had to give it a shot. When I first introduced Rocky to the Thundershirt, he was more than apprehensive. I had to go very slowly, first offering him treats on top of the shirt, then laying it over him when he was exhausted from a run. The first time I put it on him, he was not a happy camper. He chewed at the shirt and spun around growling. I was only able to leave it on him for 10 minutes. HOWEVER, the second time, he walked right over to me (tail wagging) when he saw it in my hands! It was actually pretty amazing. He plopped himself on the floor in the next room and napped for an hour while people walked right past the door! Not one bark. When he woke up, he went straight to his chew toy and entertained himself for another hour without a sound. I’m very impressed with this product and so grateful for the relief it has given Rocky. And to anyone who feels discouraged after a less-than-perfect first try, try again! It really can take two or three usages to see results. Just be patient and stay positive!”
“I’ve tried everything with my very sweet, but very anxious (which I can sarcastically thank my ex-husband for!) Great Dane. Xanax helps marginally, training wasn’t working out that well, it was very frustrating! My best friend works at an animal hospital and uses one of these on her dog, so when I was at a friend’s dog store over the weekend, I decided to pick one up. I laughed and said he would be more likely to chew it off than like wearing it. Much to my surprise, he LOVES his Thundershirt! I put it on him and he immediately calms down, which, in turn, calms down his bestest buddy older brother (a high-strung coonhound) and his older sister (a docile Catahoula/chocolate lab).
I’ve recommended this product to several people already, posting the attached picture on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for making the equivalent of a weighted vest for dogs!”
“Our dog Roxie has always had some form of anxiety since she was given to us. For some reason she would do constant licking. Recently we were on vacation for over a week, but spent time in and out of the house. For some reason this triggered constant shaking and panting, even in the house. We took her to the vet and they said it was anxiety and gave us meds that helped some. I bought the thundershirt too and now she’s much better.”
“I have three dogs, two are puppy mill rescues who are frightened of noise and have PTSD. There is major construction going on in the neighborhood and the Thundershirts have helped them so much that I have purchased 5 of them this year.”
“I love the Thundershirt! My dog, Figi, was rescued from a puppy mill. She has severe separation anxiety. This has helped with everything! Thunderstorms, fireworks, noisy neighbors, children outside, walking her without fears of loud noises, even car rides cause it has helped get rid of her travel sickness. I saw that anxiety listed on the package after I bought it so that was a plus! I have recommended this to several other pet owners. This picture was taken during the second round of thunder in one day!”
“My dog is super nervous about anything since we adopted him as a puppy (otherwise he’s a perfect dog). He’s so fearful from the tiniest bangs and slams. When it’s new, he’s scared of it. We tried everything, well almost. When I saw he looked so miserable one evening (of thunderstorm), he was pacing back and forth and I knew I had to do something. Giving him Benadryl wasn’t an option (I gave him 3 for his allergies that morning, 3 more wouldn’t be such a good idea). The next day I bought this product, put it on him and noticed he acted a lot calmer (it didn’t diminish all of his anxieties, but it helped). He jumped on the couch (which was a good sign, he usually ducks under the table) and slept soundly. My husband and I looked at each other in amazement. It actually works!”
“Her new thundershirt helps make Jasmine a little more brave. Thanks Thundershirt!”
“I have a 5 year old poma-poo, who has been a nervous wreck since we got her at 6 weeks. She had never slept a full night the entire time we’ve had her, getting up not just 1 time, but she would get up 4 or 5 times a night, barking and running around in circles. I bought a Thundershirt, not believing that it would work as advertised. The first night I put it on her, she slept through the entire night. It’s incredible! When it’s getting close to bed time, she stands by her Thundershirt and barks until I put it on her… I can’t believe it! And I couldn’t get her to sit still for anything before, but with the Thundershirt she sits like a statue to put on leashes or anything. It’s a miracle in our household! I’m getting ready to order a new one now that I’ve seen them in pink!”
Clover, South Carolina
“My wife and I just bought a Thundershirt for our 2 years old Havanese/Poodle Mix, and we can’t get over the difference it makes after him only having worn it for 10 minutes!
He licks instead of nibbles on our hands, doesn’t cry when someone leaves the house, and there has been non of the hyperactivity he has shown since we got him about a Month ago.
If we ever have any problems with our other dog, we know where to come
Thanks again! Thundershirt ROCKS!!”
“My 15 year old Brittany has always been a very active dog but recently she began acting very anxious during the day. A friend had told me about the Thundershirt for her dog who’s freaks out during storms, so I thought maybe it would also work on anxiety for older dogs… And sure enough, it does! I would definately recommend this for anyone with an older dog to help them get through those senior days.”