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Does it Work: Thundershirt

Makers of Thundershirt say this shirt calms a dog's central nervous system, much like a swaddling blanket does for newborn babies. Makers of Thundershirt say this shirt calms a dog's central nervous system, much like a swaddling blanket does for newborn babies.
The claims prove true by showing us how Sophia instantly calms down once we place the shirt on her. The claims prove true by showing us how Sophia instantly calms down once we place the shirt on her.

(Toledo News Now) - Put Thundershirt on your dog to help ease anxiety, lessen barking, and even calm fear of thunderstorms, but Does it Work?

Lisa Halter recently bought Thundershirt for her 1-year-old Shih Tzu, Sophia. The spry little dog is still quite playful, but pretty anxious any time Halter turns on her vacuum sweeper or when company visits.

"I'd like for her to greet people, but then know it is OK, and she can calm down," said Halter. "So far, I've seen this shirt as a great training tool for that."

Makers of Thundershirt say the shirt calms a dog's central nervous system, much like a swaddling blanket does for newborn babies. It promises to cure a variety of anxiety problems with dogs, including a fear of thunderstorms. 

Halter proved the claims true by showing how Sophia instantly calms down once the shirt is placed on her. She didn't run down the hall and retreat to the bedroom when Halter swept with the vacuum. She didn't bark once when she heard a knock at the door. She also wasn't skirting around the apartment when wearing the Thundershirt. Sophia had a much calmer demeanor and mainly sat on the couch watching the activity in her home. She was still alert, but much more calm. 

"I love it. I see it as a way to train her, and eventually, I won't even have to put the shirt on her. I will only put it on her when I anticipate company visiting or when I clean the house - the two instances I know upset her. Otherwise, I realize dogs barks and I love the playful demeanor of this little puppy. I just really think this will help her become more confident to be calm," explained Halter.

For this breed of dog and in these instances, it's pretty doggone amazing. We'll unleash a good grade 'A' for the $40 Thundershirt on this Does it Work test. You can buy it online or at pet stores.

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