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What's all this talk of thundershirts?

(6 Posts)
Imsosorryalan Sat 02-Mar-13 23:02:46

Just googled what this is as never heard of it!! Does anyone use one? Is it any good?

Could just be what Alandog needs for her fear aggression....

Floralnomad Sat 02-Mar-13 23:07:25

I don't use a thunder shirt but my dog is definitely better when meeting other dogs on walks when he has his jumper on . I have no idea whether its psychological on my part or that he's so embarrassed about wearing a jumper that he doesn't want to draw attention to himself . BTW he hasn't got a fear aggression problem he just gets really excited about other dogs when he's on his lead , when he's off lead he ignores them completely .

Imsosorryalan Sat 02-Mar-13 23:13:20

So I could save myself £30 and just put her in a snug jumper?

Floralnomad Sat 02-Mar-13 23:14:10

My jumper cost more than that ,but probably yes !

NeverWinsMNComps Sun 03-Mar-13 19:59:27

Just got one for my dog--I'll let you know how it works out.

The idea behind it seems sound...

babysaurus Tue 05-Mar-13 23:18:12

My neighbour used one on her dog and says it did appear to make him a bit calmer (bonfire night he normally hides, shaking and wee'ing, with the Thundervest he just hid.) No personal experience though.
BTW if your dog is a bit nervous, perhaps try the doggie equivalent of Feliway....? It worked wonders for my cats!

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