ETA: I really *do* love my Diesel dog, but he does dumb things like running into your legs when you're standing in one spot. He's not the smartest Shih Tzu in the world
[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 10:39 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)]
The one thing they said about them was it might take some time for them to work. If you put it on them when something is happening at the time, ie: fireworks, they can associate the vests with the noise and it not work at all. Try putting them on when (if) it's quiet around along with a treat and good affirmation.
I need them for my 2 dogs as well. My chihuahua is about ready to freak. My lab is just a goof and he's scared of most everything.
[This message edited by Mommato4 at 11:26 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)]
I'm drugging mine tomorrow. Yeah Ativan!
Thank you! With them being $40 a pop, I just don't want to get them and have them not work.
PJ, I wish I could do that for mine, but all I have is Benadryl and that doesn't chill them out at all.
[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 11:30 PM, July 3rd (Wednesday)]
As for the vest, you almost have to put the vest on them the morning *of* whatever scary thing is going to be happening. They're very effective, but you need the quiet so there aren't negative associations.
There are patterns for thundershirts online, if you're a sewer. It's probably too late to do them for today, but it might be good for you later. I think they're made out of a double-knit, stretchy cotton. A Google search should give you what you need.
When I bought mine three years ago it had a money back guarantee attached so I felt safe giving it a try. We were thinking about putting her on antianxiety meds so this was a great solution for us.