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chukch11re-doneIt is of great interest to know that the Siberian Husky’s origins can be traced back some 2000 years to the ancient Chukchi people of the Kolyma River Basin in northern Siberia. The Chukchi people were dependent on their dogs for protection, companionship, hunting, trapping and, most of all, for transportation. These dogs were expected to travel fairly quickly for long distances pulling a moderate load in low temperatures, while not eating their masters out of house and home. The dogs were welcome in the dwellings as playmates for the children and as hot water bottles at night. During the summer they ran loose, hunting and fending for themselves.  This lifestyle, which continued unchanged for centuries, produced a breed of dog which retained the pack living and hunting attributes of the wolf, whilst being un-aggressive and affectionate towards people. 

Published in Sled Dog Zone
Thursday, 14 April 2011 09:32

Thundershirts Help Travel Anxiety in Dogs


Depending on the severity of your dog’s travel anxiety, a Thundershirt alone may be enough to solve your issues. The use of Thundershirt alone has eliminated or significantly reduced symptoms such as severe shaking, panting, excitability, barking and even vomiting. But there are also easy steps you can take to further help your dog to be a happy traveller. See overleaf for a training program and training video. We have also provided answers to a variety of common questions for travel anxiety.

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thundershirt-logoby Kathy Cascade, PT, Tellington TTouch Instructor
Working with dogs that are not comfortable being touched can be quite a challenge for both owners and professionals. It is not uncommon for dogs that have spent time in rescue or shelter environments to exhibit defensiveness to touch and handling as a result of stress or prior experiences.

Touch sensitivity can also manifest as a result of inadequate socialization, and some dogs simply perceive touch as aversive without any history of improper handling. For both social and practical reasons, a dog should be comfortable being handled in a reasonable manner. Grooming, toenail trimming, and Veterinary examinations are just a few situations that come to mind, and of course dogs that are difficult to handle often are turned in to shelters.
Published in Thundershirt
Thursday, 14 April 2011 08:31

How to use a Thundershirt

Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues. For many anxieties, we recommend just putting on a Thundershirt and observing the results (No training!). You very well may see significant improvement for noise, crate, travel, barking and others with absolutely no training. For more complicated anxiety cases, we recommend using Thundershirt as part of a behavior modification program.


Published in Thundershirt
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:52

Introduction to Thundershirts

With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited.thundershirt image Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers.The Thundershirt is also in keeping with the Tellington TTouch ethos and recommended by Linda Tellington Jones, Sarah Fisher and Marie Miller. For more information on TTouch please visit www.ttouch-tteam.co.uk
Published in Thundershirt
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:49

Other Uses For A Thundershirt

Take a look at other uses for a Thundershirt...

Published in Thundershirt
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:42

Size Chart For A Thundershirt

What Size Is Right For Your Dog?


Thundershirt sizing chart

Published in Thundershirt
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:36

Thundershirt Frequently Asked Questions


Why does Thundershirt work?

Thundershirt’s patent-pending design is a pressure wrap that applies a gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso. From real world experience, we know with certainty that Thundershirt DOES WORK. That is why we are able to offer a money-back guarantee. A survey of Thundershirt users shows that over 85% of dogs show significant improvement in at least one anxiety symptom when using Thundershirt.


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Separation anxiety can be an extremely challenging issue to manage and is often very stressful… for both the dog and her owners. Depending on the severity of yourdog’s separation anxiety, a Thundershirt alone may be enough to solve your issues. The use of Thundershirt alone has eliminated or significantly reduced symptoms such as excessive barking/whining, destructive chewing, severe shaking, panting, indoor elimination, destructive clawing, and even seizures. But there are also easy steps you can take to further help your dog to be comfortable in your absence. See below for a training program. We have also provided answers to a variety of common questions for separation anxiety.

Published in Thundershirt
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:58

Thundershirt Money Back Guarantee



Thundershirt stand behind their product. It is a terrific solution for most dogs suffering from anxiety. Many owners see reductions or complete elimination of symptoms with the very first use. With others, it may take two or three usages of Thundershirt to see results. For more information, please see Thundershirt’s How It Works page.

But if for any reason Thundershirt isn’t the right solution for your dog, return it within 45 days for a full refund of your purchase price. Your Thundershirt does not need to be returned in a re-sellable condition, we just need prrof it was purchased from us, we will refund you and your shirt will be donated to a dog welfare organisation.

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