I'm just curious if the thundershirt really works, does it help to keep a dog calm during a thunderstorm and/or fireworks etc? Anyone have experiences with it? Ty in advance!
Perhaps I should expand my explanation. For the first 3 or maybe 4 years of life, Traveler never reacted one way or the other. During our training for and at the BH trial and even to this day, he has no reaction to gun shots or anything like that. It seems the whistle of ascending fireworks is bothersome. As with storms, who knows. It may be the atmospheric change & charge that gets to him.Look at your own reaction to the storm as well as your reaction toward Tasha's. Magwarts link, Patricia M talks about counter conditioning and creating a positive association, our own reaction plays a role in this, they pick up on our subtle cues. None of ours have had problems with storms, guns, or fireworks and I suspect it's our happy outward expression toward them that they've picked up on.