Thundershirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket

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Thundershirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket
  • HELPING MILLIONS OF DOGS: With over an 80% success rate, ThunderShirt is recommended by thousands of vets, trainers, and pet owners alike. Combine use with our effective ThunderEase for double the calming power.
  • ORIGINAL DOG CALMING WRAP: The patented ThunderShirt design applies gentle, constant pressure to calm anxiety, fear, and over excitement due to a variety of environmental triggers.
  • DRUG-FREE CALMING: Effectively eases anxieties during fireworks, thunder, separation, travel, vet visits, and much more with no training and no medication, so your beloved pet receives naturally soothing relief. Great for rescue dogs!
  • 100% MONEYBACK : We stand behind ThunderShirt. If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply return for a full refund of your purchase price.
  • THUNDERWORKS IS COMMITTED to making affordable, effective, easy-to-use solutions for real problems faced by real pet families. Our Calming and Walking innovations create functional solutions for common pet problems.

Specification: Thundershirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Product Dimensions

0.45 x 7.65 x 10.35 inches, 3 Ounces

Item model number




Date First Available

May 13, 2009


Central Garden & Pet

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  1. Avatar of James Alderson

    James Alderson

    I had tried everything on the market to help my dog with separation anxiety, he was howling every 20 mins or so for the entire time we used to go out, neighbours quite rightly not best pleased but thankfully very understanding that we were trying to sort it out. I have been trying various things along with training advice but nothing had any effect, we started recording him when we went out to see if the latest thing had worked which was a heartbreaking experience every time.., I ordered the shirt and over the next 24hours I put the shirt on him a couple of times casually round the house and immediately saw a change in his behavior, (nothing bad just different). So we did our usual leaving routine (radio on , a pheromone plug in a good walk & a kong) with the addition of the shirt, went out for a couple of hours, upon return we noticed he wasn’t his usual panicked self and upon playing back the recording there was about one minute of mild whimpering followed by silence… followed by more silence! they say it works for 8 out of 10 we are thankfully one of the 8 and it will now allow us to continue with our training without upsetting the neigbours! Phew!!

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    My 7 yr old Lab has major anxiety issues when it comes to getting in the car, riding in the car, going to the vet, the gardeners, the pool guy, bicycles, skateboards, and anyone walking by our house, but could care less about fireworks and thunderstorms..My solution to her issue with the gardeners is to do laundry and run the stove fan simultaneously when they come on Monday to drown out the noises. Also to never be gone on Monday afternoon when they come, in case she breaks the glass window by jumping against it. Seems ridiculous but it’s amazing what one is willing to put up with and to what extremes one will go! I’d heard of the Thundershirt but thought it was for really hyper dogs. Surely she would grow out of these behaviors and be a laid back dog like a Lab is supposed to be…lol.. After my last trip to the vet where she trembled so badly and they had to actually slide her along the floor to get her in, I decided I would try this shirt, mainly because I didn’t want to drug her, and I hated to see her so stressed.
    The shirt came today and the gardeners were due shortly. I thought , I need to acclimate her to the shirt before having a real life I put it on her thinking she would try to take it off.. Hmmm, she tolerated it. The she stood calmly by my side..we went outside and she lay by my feet and fell asleep. Hmm! Good start I thought. I removed it. About 30 min later the gardeners arrived and she began barking and growling. I put the shirt back on and she settled right down. Instead of lunging at the window, slobbering all over and barking, she calming lay at my feet, only softly growling. Could this be? Could it be this easy? So it seems..the real test will be next week when I take her to the vet. But my initial reaction is “Wow, this is amazing,” Why did I wait so long…? It’s a miracle…stay tuned for the vet visit..

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    Andrea H


    I bought one of these years ago from a pet shop randomly for my Staffy who has serious separation anxiety and obsessive tail chasing issues.

    I used it on him and it defo helped so much that I didn’t need to use it and forgot I had one!

    But I travel with my dogs (I now have 4, a shih tzu, Staffy, bullmastiff and blue French bulldog). which means long days in the car and over night on the ferry in kennels for them.

    My Shih Tzu is very highly strung and even though the vets would give him tablets for travel he would still get so worked up he’d chew the kennel till he would bleed his gums! We even tried flying them instead and same outcome.

    It was either stop travelling with them (really not an option as life dictates travel) or find a new solution.

    Then I remembered this coat!! Couldn’t find them anywhere online in Ireland but thankfully Amazon came to the rescue!!

    Ordered and arrived before we were due to travel and I used them on the way over and back on the ferry and guess what……..No bleeding gums and not highly stressed dogs!!!

    And no highly stressed Human!! As I dreaded the kennels on the ferry as I never knew how they’d be when I’d check on them and the upset of having to put them back in during the journey knowing they were hurting themselves also.

    I used this over and thought maybe it’s just a fluke…….Then came back (summertime and was not going to put it on as thought it would be too warm for them, but saw a vet in the US recommending them for the 4th of July so knew wouldn’t be too warm!), and again No upset or hurt dogs.

    Chilled and happy. Of course they were still happy to get off the ferry and out of the kennels. But they were chilled and not bleeding!!

    Really Highly recommend and will be a regular in our routine from now on.

    I put them on and off the dogs a couple of days before travel for them to get used to wearing them and get the smell of “home” etc.

    Sorry for long assed review 😊

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  4. Avatar of Bionicwoman


    At last -something that works for my dog (a miniature schnauzer). He’s 3yrs old suffers with permanent anxiety. We don’t know why, but he had started to chew at his paws and hind legs, scratch his flanks and fuss with his tail. The vet had tried everything and I had bought every over the counter ‘medicine’ like Xylene, but nothing worked.
    Then someone suggested a thunder shirt. I’d always thought that the concept was a bit strange, but by now I would try anything; he was waking me every night with his paw chewing etc and I felt so sorry for him.
    From the moment I put it on him, it has WORKED! He’s snoozing on the couch next to me now, whereas before he would have been fussing, scratching, unable to settle.
    He wears it all the time, except when we go out for his daily walks, and he is a different dog. And I get to sleep through the night!
    I have bought a second shirt so that one is always available. It may not work for your dog, but for us it was nothing short of a miracle cure.

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    Tracy Garcia

    ummm….Right? A thundershirt? Give me a break. This is not going to help me. I was so wrong!!!! Both Ronan and myself are getting a full nights sleep now during rain, wind, thunder, and lightening storms!!! This is the BEST product ever!!! Being a skeptic, I followed the directions EXACTLY, meaning, please have your “grandpa scare-de-kat DOG” wear this when they are calm FIRST, with no storm, to promote positive anti-anxiety behavior!!! Also, to note, you get 45 days to return the product, which is such a nice gesture. However, let me tell you what happened to Ronan. I applied the ThunderShirt and he just stared at me, but smiled (see smiling photo). He then laid down and slept soundly. What? No way? Are you kidding me? I then applied Thundershirt again one hour before a predicted storm and he laid down again and slept in a coma!!!! Again, I wish I could give this product 20 Stars, I’m so happy. Since Ronan was on the cusp of 2 different sizes, I ordered up to XL, however I wish I would have ordered L instead bc a little to long for him. But that’s okay, I’m so stinking HAPPY !!! Tshirt washes and goes straight into the dryer, not one issue. LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!! A MUST BUY!!!!

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  6. Avatar of J. Malone

    J. Malone

    Love the thundershirt. There is a very obvious difference in our pup when it’s on. He’s more relaxed, less pacing.
    We seeked out a rescue pit bull and he would become very stressed when I left the house as well as pacing around. This was still during our “trial run” and he was not bonded to us quite yet. We wanted to make it work with him so we bought the thundershirt and calming treats. Prior to shirt he broke out of crate several times, destroyed our window blinds and would cry. Post shirt he relaxes most times except when it’s play time and work time (walking). He’s bonded to us now and he’s doing great. When he’s not wearing it he seems a little more anxious. He likes the shirt as he stands still waiting for me to Velcro him in. We take it off every day for awhile so his coat can breath.
    I’ll be purchasing a second so we can rotate to wash regularly. Plus I think he’ll look good in teal green 🙂

    Bonus feature is they make him appear might more approachable. His ears were “cropped” (poorly, with scissors) and he’s very large with a big block white head. The thundershirt makes him look as friendly and sweet as he is.

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    Monty isn’t a nervous dog but he does have a bit of an issue with fireworks and at times thunderstorms.
    He doesn’t hide, shake or get frightened. He barks. A lot. Shouting at whatever it is that’s making the noise he doesn’t like.
    Then he gets all panty and miffed taking ages to calm down again.
    Bought the thundershirt to try as he is a cuddle bunny bless him.
    Last night was the ultimate test. New year fireworks and they didn’t hold back on the bangs.
    Thundershirt was on him since 9pm ready and when they all started at midnight, yes he barked. Of course he would but the difference? He was calm again within an hour and not the normal 3-4 hours.
    So yes, I would say this does help. Helped me get to sleep as well knowing he was calmer so soon.

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    OMG this piece of cloth was of God send for my rescue. She had been surrendered to the shelter several times in a very short period of time because she was a monster when left alone. Long story short, she does not like to be left alone, she gets anxious & destructive (she destroyed 3 crates with us!) when she’s alone for too long. After working with her then adding the thundershirt she became a completely different dog. I don’t know what this magical shirt is all about, but it worked for my girl!!! We use it during storms, (she absolutely hates thunder) fireworks, when we visit grandma, and when we’re going to be out of the house for more than a few hours. It almost INSTANTLY calms her. It’s a miracle in a box!!
    Scarlett is a boxer/pit mix, 65lbs and the size large shirt fits her perfectly.
    I can’t say enough about this product. It literally saved us & her!!!! Well worth the cost!

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    Miss C.

    Our little Jack Russell suffers from separation anxiety and barks and gets really worked up at the slightest hint of anyone leaving the house. She also reacts to every noise outside of the house by barking or growling.
    I felt bad for her living in this constant state of anxiety and so thought I’d give the ThunderShirt a whirl.
    And WOW! So glad I did. INSTANT calm.
    My husband came in from the outside and instead of barking and rushing over she just sat there, cool as a cucumber and watched him come in! I’ve deliberately left the house several times now, and no reaction. Nothing.
    She’s super chilled. And she seems to like being in it too.
    I’ve now taught her the word for her shirt and tell her when I’m going to put it on. She let’s me do it no problem, so I know she likes it.
    I couldn’t recommend this product enough. Such a small price to pay for a brilliant solution to dog anxiety.

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    Commander Cool

    First of my dog is scared of fireworks, thunderstorms, wind, fast movements, her shadow, the color blue, mouse farts and floating leafs. She is so messed up, shaking, running off to hide(and pee), tearing up blankets, the packing and just keeping us up all nigh.

    We found this product and read the reviews and had to try it. Now out dog is scared of everything so getting this on her for the first time took a lot of patients, a curse word or twelve, and a few beers. Once in her she mellowed right out. She not mind it at all. Never once tried to get it off.

    Luck be hold that night we had a storm. She did great. She was a little anxious but not shaking or destroying the house.

    It’s not a complete fix but helps with our dogs crazy.

    Worth a try.

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