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Calming your dog - Thundershirt

Thundershirt Like the squeeze chute for cattle, and the squeeze machine for people with autism (invented by Temple Grandin), everyone feels better with a hug. Gentle pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system, which is why using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues. Once you introduce your dog to the Thundershirt, all you have to do is put it on your dog and observe the results (no training needed). You may see significant improvement for noise and crate anxiety, travel, barking and other problems quickly and easily. This is also a wonderful tool for managing excitability or hyperactivity with strangers, on the leash, or in a training environment. Thundershirt is my first recommendation to help anxious dogs, and I have had many clients whose dog will chill out while wearing their Thundershirt. This is not the same as doggy clothes. Try the Thundershirt. The key is in…