My female Yorkshire terrier has been developing an aversion to any loud noises ever since my old satellite service began popping on and off due to bad weather. This escalated to fear of thunder and then fear of rain, and culminated in fear of closing and opening doors, dropped objects, loud voices, etc. The poor dear was a shivering, shaking bundle of terror at, literally, the drop of a hat. What to do?
The Thundershirt came to our rescue!
Since we began using this oh-so-worth-the-money tool about a month ago, Mindy can now sleep through a heavy rain storm without flinching and, as The Dog Whisperer advises, now only has to worry about sleeping, eating and playing. When a storm starts (and that’s almost every day here in Central Florida), Mindy puts on her bright pink Thundershirt (with my help) and we stand together out on the porch to see (and smell) what is happening. Her desensitization has been coming along remarkably well and we are both very happy!
Here are some photos of Mindy wearing her Thundershirt:
Mindy has always been afraid of the camera (and its flash), but as you can see from these pictures, her ears and tail are up and she’s not cowering in fear any longer. Yeah!