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    Has anyone ever tried this?


    Thundershirt- the best solution for dog anxiety
    Thundershirt is a proven solution for dog anxiety. With over an 85% success rate, Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure can eliminate fear of thunder, fireworks, separation anxiety, car anxiety, problem barking and more. Visit www.thundershirt.com to see "Before and After" videos. Drug-Free. Easy to use. And a money-back guarantee.
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    LOL...never heard of it. Reminds me of a straitjacket for dogs!

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    Looks like a silly thing, exactly how is a size too small vest going to correct leash pulling.

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    I have one!!! Got it for my Rat Terrier because he is a spaz... It's supposed to help with him being nervous and anxiety... Supposed to work immediately... supposed to see your dog calm right down...

    All Luke did was snarl at me when I put it on him.... I guess I should try it again... This poor guy even gets house separation, he never wants to leave his house and yard... We take him for a ride in the car and he's ok for about 5 mins. then he starts howling and almost crying... We're trying lil by lil to get him to ease up a bit... and thought any edge would be a good one....

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    Weighted vests work well to calm human children with hyperactivity and/or anxiety, as well as those on the autism spectrum.
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    How weird that you posted this. I saw somebody on my Facebook "liked' it, so I went to the website and ordered one. Roxi has anxiety, particularly when I walk her - she pulls so hard and barks herself into a frenzy when cars go by. I'll let you guys know how it works after we try it. I'm optimistic because when my daughter uses the blow dryer, she flips out, so the other night, I held her very tight and talked to her and she settled down.
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    I can see that the shirt or vest if weighted would force the luckless animal to breath more slowly, which might have some calming effect coupled with fatigue on exertion. But it is not a teaching tool, it is a mechanical substitute for time and patience. Paws down on the Thundershirt.

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    I've heard that it does help some, but I think in the case of a dog freaking out to blow dryers or thunder and what not, the best trick is desensitization. I did it to Frank with nail trimmers and cutting his nails. If you're having problems with the dogs freaking out to things like thunderstorms, fireworks, etc. you're better off leaving them be and ignoring the behavior instead of consoling and in a way reinforcing it. I know Victoria Stillwell on her show uses the thundershirt (or something like it) on some dogs...I think the last one was on a Papillon.
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    Our Golden has a horrible time during a thunderstorm and I've tried just about everything but this "shirt" so if anyone finds that it really does work please let me know! Until then I will continue to stuff her ears with cotton and crank up the indoor noise and pray for it to end soon!!!!
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    Ha! I saw this on FB too!!!! I was wondering the same thing Ellen...about it being too small and squeezing the dog. I don't have the extra 36.00 to spend on it.....just wondering..... It took me 2-3 years to get brave enought to spend 20 on the doggie steps (they love them) and 15 on the Pedi-Paws (they hate it)!
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