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Thundershirts- Fitting and Information

Posted in: Dog, Pet

The Thundershirt Story

ThunderWorks’ founder, Phil Blizzard, had a dog named Dosi who was extremely frightened by thunderstorms and fireworks. Wanting to comfort Dosi (and get more sleep), Phil did what most families do and consulted with veterinarians and dog trainers. Unfortunately, no one had a good solution. So, for many years Dosi (and her family) had to suffer though thunderstorms and Fourth of July fireworks. 
One day, a friend of the family recommended trying a snug wrap, like swaddling an infant. It sounded far-fetched, but nothing else had worked and it certainly couldn’t hurt to try. During one bad storm, they wrestled Dosi into an old t-shirt and used packing tape to create mild pressure. They were amazed – Dosi calmed almost instantly and laid down for the duration of the storm! ThunderShirt evolved from there, and has helped calm millions of dogs and cats around the world.

Fitting Your Dogs Thundershirt:

1. First it is important to get your dog used to the Thundershirt. Before putting it on your dog for the first time, offer a small to your dog on top of the shirt. Dogs quickly feel more comfortable with things they associate with “bringing” them food- so this is a good little trick to create a positive association with the Thundershirt.

2. Place the Thundershirt gently on your dogs back and pull the Short Flap under the torso. 

3. Take the Long Flap and wrap it under the torso and secure it to the Short Flaps Velcro strips. Make this comfortable and snug.

4. Take the Top Flap and wrap it down over top and secure with the Velcro. Adjust to improve the snug fit and comfort.

5. Wrap the Chest Straps around the front of the dog and secure with fasteners- be sure this is not too tight, but snug.

Be sure to give a few treats and other verbal/physical positive reinforcement for doing such a good job! 

For more inforamtion, visit the ThunderWorks website http://www.thundershirt.com/ or come in sotre and have a chat to our friendly staff!

Tags: Pet, Pet Health, Animal Health, Dog, Pet care, Therapy

The Thundershirt Story

ThunderWorks’ founder, Phil Blizzard, had a dog named Dosi who was extremely frightened by thunderstorms and fireworks. Wanting to comfort Dosi (and get more sleep), Phil did what most families do and consulted with veterinarians and dog trainers. Unfortunately, no one had a good solution. So, for many years Dosi (and her family) had to suffer though thunderstorms and Fourth of July fireworks. 
One day, a friend of the family recommended trying a snug wrap, like swaddling an infant. It sounded far-fetched, but nothing else had worked and it certainly couldn’t hurt to try. During one bad storm, they wrestled Dosi into an old t-shirt and used packing tape to create mild pressure. They were amazed – Dosi calmed almost instantly and laid down for the duration of the storm! ThunderShirt evolved from there, and has helped calm millions of dogs and cats around the world.

Fitting Your Dogs Thundershirt:

1. First it is important to get your dog used to the Thundershirt. Before putting it on your dog for the first time, offer a small to your dog on top of the shirt. Dogs quickly feel more comfortable with things they associate with “bringing” them food- so this is a good little trick to create a positive association with the Thundershirt.

2. Place the Thundershirt gently on your dogs back and pull the Short Flap under the torso. 

3. Take the Long Flap and wrap it under the torso and secure it to the Short Flaps Velcro strips. Make this comfortable and snug.

4. Take the Top Flap and wrap it down over top and secure with the Velcro. Adjust to improve the snug fit and comfort.

5. Wrap the Chest Straps around the front of the dog and secure with fasteners- be sure this is not too tight, but snug.

Be sure to give a few treats and other verbal/physical positive reinforcement for doing such a good job! 

For more inforamtion, visit the ThunderWorks website http://www.thundershirt.com/ or come in sotre and have a chat to our friendly staff!

Tags: Pet, Pet Health, Animal Health, Dog, Pet care, Therapy