Luna was really struggling on dog walks so I decided to buy a Thundershirt.
That really improved her walking experience and life as a whole really! My name is Lauren and this is Luna, she is a Yorkie cross chihuahua. She's really affectionate and very special!
We met three years ago and she just got bit so used to being in the house so when we started taking her out she was like "well this is a little bit too much!" She was very noise responsive so any little rustle and she would just sit on the floor and not move and just be shaking really head to toe. I felt bad for her because she needs to experience the world but she's too scared to.
I didn't really want to try any like medication or anything so I tried training activities sort of on the walks and we tried to give a treat sort of just turned her head to the side wasn't interested.
I spoke to my agility trainer Adrian and she's sort of mentioned ThunderShirt! Adrienne is the head trainer at DogAbility, a professional dog training company based in East Hertfordshire. We're a team of four trainers and three dog walkers but we are all qualified and accredited trainers.
We introduced ThunderShirt to Luna to help her get out into the world. They should fit tighter than a coat and wrap the dog up. There was a pretty quick change in how Luna responded to her walks outside. ThunderShirt works for our dogs because it gives them a sense of security and helps them to just feel calmer in the environment.
We've found that Luna is a lot more comfortable out on walks and even with quite loud noises noises that I wouldn't have thought she would have been comfortable with before! She sort of listens to it for a bit and then brushes it away!
She now enjoys the walk a bit more she's got a treat bag and she would actually take treats so it's really having a very beneficial effect for Luna and on her agility and how well they're doing!
She's got a lot of confidence, we've got closer too, taking your dog out is just a nice bonding exercise to just experience the world together!
Watch Luna's story here:
Hi, I’m Gill and these are my three Miniature Schnauzers, Vinny, Bella and Poppy. Vinny wants to be with me all the times and is not happy when left home alone. This is our story with ADAPTIL Calm Diffuser.
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We have a German shorthair pointer called Bodie. She’s 18 months old and lovely … Really lovely
She chose us, and she came and slept on me which was beautiful.
We attended a fireworks display, she showed terrible signs of distress. She cowered, she shook she licked her lips. We realised that she had an issue with the fireworks.
We found ADAPTIL Express on a Facebook group, we looked at what other people had experienced and thought that we would try it ourselves.
We give the tablets about 2 hours before we know there will be a firework and there is a definite difference: she goes back to sleep, she doesn’t move away.
We also ensure she knows that she has a safe place to go to. She has her bed, she’s got her comforts around her.
She’s more relaxed and she feels safer.
It really has made a difference. It’s made life with our dog happier
When we first got Finley he was a really nervous dog, terrified of loud noises, and in particular fireworks! When fireworks started, Finlay was so scared: he hyperventilated, shook, hid... It was the vet who told us to try ADAPTIL Calm.
We have a much closer relationship now.
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