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Is your dog scared of storms?

Spring. Ahhhhh. Just saying the word ‘spring’ makes me happy! The arrival of spring means warm breezes, sunshine, blooming plant life, and thunderstorms. I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer (no offense to you wonderful Debbies out there!) I really do love a good afternoon thundershower, but let me tell you who doesn’t – my sweet hound, Jeffery. He is 70lbs of mess when thunder is in the vicinity. Now, I haven’t tried this yet, but I have read so much about this and there are so many great reviews that I just had to share.

I am talking about the Thundershirt. Thundershirt’s patent-pending design is a pressure wrap that applies a gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso. Thundershirts are actually used for a variety of anxiety-derived issues in dogs with great success including travel anxiety, fear of storms, crate training, separation anxiety, problem barking, and even leash pulling. The constant, gentle pressure has a dramatic calming effect on the nervous system and works for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Thundershirts have been featured in some of our favorite magazines such as The Bark, Whole Dog Journal, Modern Dog, Fido Friendly, and the list goes on! (I know that See Spot Eat in Berry Hill carries them.) Of course, I love this company even more because of their Thundershirt Gives Back programs for rescue groups and Operation Baghdad Pups.

I plan on getting Jeffery’s Thundershirt ASAP. Hopefully Jeffery will finally be able to find the peace and beauty in an afternoon thundershower this year! Have you tried this product yet? Share your experience with us!

Cassie is the studio manager for Adrian Hitt Photography. She keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes and frequents the blog often with her tips on what’s going on in the dog world. In addition to her work here, Cassie freelances in the local music scene, volunteers with animal rescues and enjoys being outside with her pups. She lives in Nashville and is the proud parent of Jeffery, Ittey and Banjo – two rescue dogs and one awesome orange cat!

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Karen - April 6, 2011 - 1:32 pm

We love Thundershirts! We use them at our rescue adoption days for dogs who get nervous in public. Seems to help, and they look awfully cute in them!

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