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ThunderCap Calming Cap

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Description

The Calming Cap is a behavior management aid that is designed to lessen a dog's anxiety or aggression in high-stress situations. The Calming Cap reduces the visual stimulus that makes a dog agitated by filtering his/her vision. The single-panel sheer fabric window makes the dog's vision indistinct, while allowing the dog to easily navigate his surroundings.

Key Benefits
  • Behavior management aid designed to lessen a dog's anxiety, fearfulness, or aggression in high-stress situations
  • Helpful during vet visits, encounters with other dogs, grooming, car rides, walks, and travelling
  • See-through, single-panel sheer fabric reduces provoking visual stimulation but allows ample vision for your dog to confidently maneuver around
  • Soft fabric and elastic fit for maximum comfort
  • Two adjustable straps for easy on/off and a custom fit

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  • Item Number
    56076
  • Brand
    ThunderShirt, ThunderWorks
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
Instructions

Use to reduce visual stimulation to help your pet deal with stressful situation. Suitable for vet visits, grooming, car rides, walks and other times when your dog might be reactive to his environment.

Size
SizeSnout CircumferenceDistance from Eyes to collarExample Breeds
X-Small3 to 6 inches2.5 to 5 inchesMost Toy Breeds, Puppies
Small5 to 8 inches5 to 9 inchesShelties, Most Small Terriers
Medium7 to 10 inches7 to 12 inchesCattle Dogs, Retrievers, Female German Shepherds
Large9 to 12 inches9 to 16 inchesMountain Dogs, Male German Shepherds, Rotties

Note: if unsure between sizes, go with the LARGER size.

Customer Reviews

17 Reviews 17 Reviews 3.8 out of 5 Stars

76% Recommend

76% of reviewersrecommend this product

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for dog fearing reactivity

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    I got this for my dog that is dog-reactive and after using it for a few months I can say that it works a charm. She can now be outside and have another dog walk by without a freakout. She does have some vision loss already so I do think this renders her basically blind, but she took to the mask right away and walks around without any issue. If you have a dog reactive dog I highly recommend trying this out. Also, she was in between sizes and I wish I had sized down, it still fits well just a little loose around the top of her head.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Just got a refund!

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    I have a dog I rescued that was never socialized as a young pup/dog. He reacts to anything that moves down our street. Trucks, bicycles, kids, etc. I thought restricting his vision would help calm my boy. I've seen these hoods used on horses and know that it helps with them. I received the "Thunder Cap" yesterday and was very disappointed. The cap came in a box with no instructions on how to put it on or how to properly use it. There is a couple pictures on the box showing dogs with the cap on. As far as putting it on and how to use it is a guessing game. I called today and returned it to Chewy. I may consider purchasing the "Thunder Coat" but am going to assume there will be no instructions I have a dog I rescued that was never socialized as a young pup/dog. He reacts to anything that moves down our street. Trucks, bicycles, kids, etc. I thought restricting his vision would help calm my boy. I've seen these hoods used on horses and know that it helps with them. I received the "Thunder Cap" yesterday and was very disappointed. The cap came in a box with no instructions on how to put it on or how to properly use it. There is a couple pictures on the box showing dogs with the cap on. As far as putting it on and how to use it is a guessing game. I called today and returned it to Chewy. I may consider purchasing the "Thunder Coat" but am going to assume there will be no instructions with that either so I am very hesitant on ordering that also. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Jamies happy hat

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    I have a rescue dog who is extremely reactive on leash and in the car. movement and other dogs easily send him skyrocketing. a typical car ride with or without a crate involved jamie barking/lunging/spitting/growling/crying etc jumping back and forth over seats if possible, lunging at windows....he would literally shake the car. I am convinced the calming cap is a magical item. When jamie wears it he is calm and his demeanor is curious and much more in a follow mode vs explosions. We have been able to successfully walk through busy city streets without terrorizing the neighbors. we are working really hard to acclimate jamie to new things and things he is afraid of and this cap has really gently I have a rescue dog who is extremely reactive on leash and in the car. movement and other dogs easily send him skyrocketing. a typical car ride with or without a crate involved jamie barking/lunging/spitting/growling/crying etc jumping back and forth over seats if possible, lunging at windows....he would literally shake the car. I am convinced the calming cap is a magical item. When jamie wears it he is calm and his demeanor is curious and much more in a follow mode vs explosions. We have been able to successfully walk through busy city streets without terrorizing the neighbors. we are working really hard to acclimate jamie to new things and things he is afraid of and this cap has really gently and peacefully accelerated our ability to explore new places with ever building confidence. he knows it means he gets to go outside and on walks so now when he sees it he can't wait to put it on. he took to it very easily but he had previously been trained to wear a muzzle and i suspect he was used to things on his snout/face pre purchase. That might be an idea, use training ideas for wearing muzzles comfortably to help teach dogs to wear the cap. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Eye cover works great

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    One of our weimeriners, Roxie, would loose her mind on walks when she would see another dog. Now she knows they’re there, whimpers a little but she’s manageable. Thank God! Lol

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Thunder cap

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    I was hoping to walk my dog with the cap on. He’s a dachshund and runs into curbs, it’s too dark. If he sees a dog he bites my leg. So I can carry the cap in my pocket to put on him if danger comes walking our way.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    It's a fail

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    Could not even get it on my pooch... she won't have it! Neither the TCap nor the Tshirt worked for our issue, which is fear of traveling in a car. Would not recommend for that purpose. Unfortunately, she got hold of the package and chewed it up so I didn't think I could return it.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Hopeful but...

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    It didn't relieve my dog's anxiety/excitement. In the car, he is out of his skin with excitement...crying uncontrollably. I'm going to keep using it as it seems to lower the noise level a little bit but I was hoping for a miracle.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This has been life changing!

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    Our elderly dog with hip issues has been a bit grouchy with our other pets playing too close to him (fear of getting bumped). Even though he feels a bit better with meds he's still sketchy- particularly in the morning and evening during the feed and med times when everyone is dancing around in the same smaller space in anticipation of yummies. We've been using the mask until the morning/ evening rush is over and it has made a HUGE difference in his stress level (pretty much non-existent) and ours!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Taking my dog to the vet is more calming

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    I still have to wait outside on a bench but every dog that goes in the door she is not barking at or whining. She was more calm waiting and even when the vet tech took her to the back she was calm. I found it was best to put it on her right before I take her out of the car because she will take it off if I put it on her before. Every dog is different but this worked for her.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great item

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    fits perfect and gives the right amount of calmness for my dog. However, he is not calm enough to let me trim his nails while wearing the cap. LOL don't know if he just has a sense of when it's nail trimming time.

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