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Thunder! Thunder! Thundershirts, ho!

Thundershirt-MainJust a quick note to let everyone know that we’ve just added Thundershirts to the Boo-tique.

In case you haven’t ever heard of them, Thundershirts are a great drug-free way to address anxiety, fearfulness, reactivity and over-stimulation when dogs are confronted with noise, separation and other stressors.  They employ many of the same principles that are seen in TTouch and use gentle, constant pressure to help the dog regain their focus and composure.

Here’s a link to the Thundershirt website where you can find a whole mess of veterinarian and trainer endorsements.

Sometimes drugs are the way to go when dealing with behavioral issues, but having drug-free avenues to explore first can end up being better for you and your dog in the long run.

P.S.  Lawrence insisted on the Thundercats reference.  Don’t feel bad if you didn’t get it – he had to explain it to me, too.


2 Responses to Thunder! Thunder! Thundershirts, ho!

  1. Vicky February 6, 2010 at 9:27 PM #

    Thundershirts sound like a great idea, and I had to chuckle because the dog modeling the shirts looks just like my dog, Honey! She doesn’t actually react to thunder, but the Vet’s office does make her nervous and shaky.

    Also, I didn’t get the Thundercats reference… It made me think of Thunderbirds are Go, the science-fiction marionette (oh excuse me, “supermarionation”) movie from the 1960s.

    • Lisa February 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM #

      Yeah, I didn’t get the Thundercats reference but it meant so much to Lawrence it went in.

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