The Thundershirt is used to reduce or eliminate noise phobias, separation anxiety, travel anxiety, crate anxiety and aid in general training. The thought is that the constant gentle pressure calms the nervous system, modeled after work by behaviorist Temple Grandin.
For mild to moderate cases of anxieties and noise phobias, it may help without the use of drugs. For severe cases, the Thundershirt should be part of a behavior modification program that may include DAP therapy and/or medication in addition to behavior therapy.
More About the Thundershirt: Thundershirt review.This photo gallery is a "mini review" of the construction and fit of the Thundershirt for my dog Sophie. I have friends with thunderphobic dogs who are going to give the Thundershirt a try during the next thunderstorm.
|Sophie the Dog wearing the Thundershirt||Side two view - Sophie wearing the Thundershirt||Thundershirt Closeup #1||Thundershirt Closeup #2|
|Sophie is comfy in the Thundershirt||Sophie lays down wearing the Thundershirt||Laying down with the Thundershirt on|
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