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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
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds
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.

Rating: 3.7 of 5 stars 30 Reviews 30 Reviews 3.7 out of 5 Stars

70% Recommend

70% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 3.7 of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Life. Changing.

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    We rescued a 5yo rottie mix who has SEVERE leash reactivity. She would growl, lunge, and ultimately was uncontrollable by even my 190lb husband. We tried everything and it was getting to the point where we were considering the reality that we couldn't care for her and might have to surrender her back to the rescue...But then we randomly discovered this product and it's absolutely saved our walks and relationship with our dog. When the cap is on, she's much more calm and we think she feels more in control of the situation when we see another dog. Our lives will never be the same...truly! SO thankful for this product. If you have a leash reactive dog we HIGHLY reccomend this. P.s. they can definitely We rescued a 5yo rottie mix who has SEVERE leash reactivity. She would growl, lunge, and ultimately was uncontrollable by even my 190lb husband. We tried everything and it was getting to the point where we were considering the reality that we couldn't care for her and might have to surrender her back to the rescue...But then we randomly discovered this product and it's absolutely saved our walks and relationship with our dog. When the cap is on, she's much more calm and we think she feels more in control of the situation when we see another dog. Our lives will never be the same...truly! SO thankful for this product. If you have a leash reactive dog we HIGHLY reccomend this. P.s. they can definitely still see through the material even at night … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    A true Godsend

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    Almost a week ago my 19 y/o husky has been anxiously pacing and whining. Keeping myself and my other dog up for days. Meds from the vet not doing much, him hinting that it might be time to put her down. Then I remembered that during storms she was always better when her eyes were covered. I bought this as one of my last resorts. she's been sleeping for an hour now. It's amazing.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Thunder Cap

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    Well Charlie has stress issues riding in the car. This cap helped my daughter's dog but not Charlie. He still drooled and was very nervous with it on. I even tried to ease him into it by the instructions. Nope didn't work on him at all. However, it's great for some dogs, but not mine.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Like flipping a switch!

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    My sheltie takes her job of protecting the car very seriously and the barking has been a problem for the past year. I tried the Manners Minder treat dispenser, blacking out the windows, keeping her in a hammock on the back seat, teaching her "quiet" command. All to no avail. The moment I put the ThunderCap on her she laid down and was very docile. She is accustomed to wearing an orange safety vest and other things, so did not paw at the cap. She still barks at some sounds, but not when she sees a bicycle or other triggers. Note the this is designed to use with a collar and I use a harness which is always better for small, delicate dogs, so a modification might be needed. Also, I tried walking My sheltie takes her job of protecting the car very seriously and the barking has been a problem for the past year. I tried the Manners Minder treat dispenser, blacking out the windows, keeping her in a hammock on the back seat, teaching her "quiet" command. All to no avail. The moment I put the ThunderCap on her she laid down and was very docile. She is accustomed to wearing an orange safety vest and other things, so did not paw at the cap. She still barks at some sounds, but not when she sees a bicycle or other triggers. Note the this is designed to use with a collar and I use a harness which is always better for small, delicate dogs, so a modification might be needed. Also, I tried walking with her wearing it, but it does not stay in place on her long face when she is moving her head up and down. So, I will only use it in the car. However, it is a great option for sensitive dogs. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Walks are more enjoyable

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    My dog is very reactive on walks to the point where I hated walking him and rarely did it. Now he doesn’t see people or dogs until we are almost past them and if I have him distracted in some way he doesn’t even notice them at all. Just for comparison, he is a 60lb standard labradoodle and wears a large perfectly. This has saved our walks!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Really helps calm my dog

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    This cap really calms my dog down in a way other things have not. It's very easy to put on and off. I highly recommend it if you have a dog with high anxiety or stress.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as well as I hoped

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    I bought the thunder cap for my dog. Whenever another dog comes on tv, my dog goes insane. Now, with the thunder cap, he just lays there calm and collect!!! I love it!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work for my scaredy cat Mastiff

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    My vet recommended this calming cap for my scaredy cat and anxious Mastiff. It didn't work for him. He became more anxious and the whole time he was trying to paw his face to get it off. He then rubbed his face on the yard until the calming cap came loose and dangled drunkenly from his collar. Needless to say I returned it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Thundercap

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    Thunderclap does not work for our dog. Could be just the dog.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Snug fitting

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    Haven't desensitized my dog to wearing this yet, but have put it on him. Got it to try to keep him less reactive on walks. It certainly does seem to limit his vision...he had a hard time targeting my hand with it on. And it fits snug around the muzzle. If you're at the high end of the size range I suggest you size up. Not sure what to rate it. It won't block out thunder.

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