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Post by berribum on Sat Mar 16 2013, 23:30

Hi have a staff wit doggy ADHD so trainer says, was just reading about thunder jacket, sounds good, anyone used one??
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 16 2013, 23:40

I'm a little bit sceptical about dogs being labelled ADHD. More often than not it's down to food intolerances or lack of exercise (not aimimg that at you particularly, because I don't know what you feed your dog, or what exercise he gets!).

However, several members have tried Thundershirts & have had varying degrees of success. I don't think any of them have said that it was a waste of money, though.

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Post by berribum on Sat Mar 16 2013, 23:45

No, she wasnt being serious, she was joking, but he is quite nervous on walks, massively over excited when visitors come to door, sometimes growling. i changed his food from bakers a while ago. he gets nice long walks and goes training twice a week and has hire of field at training sch once a week, just been reding about it and it has good reviews
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 16 2013, 23:54

Glad you got him off the Bakers - awful food, and could well have contributed to any hyperactivity.

What does he get now?

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Post by Kathy on Sun Mar 17 2013, 09:15

Sorry I dont have any personally experience of them but have heard many good things about them. Have consider one for Rocky when he is in the car on long journeys as he gets very excitable in the car. However no long journeys planned in the foreseeable future.
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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 17 2013, 09:45

We used one for Tilly to calm her in the car with ok results (more a lessening effect than a 100% cure) but put it on her in the house and it just makes her want to go to sleep.
It's one of them things that you won't know until you've tried it

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Post by berribum on Sun Mar 17 2013, 13:05

Caryll wrote:Glad you got him off the Bakers - awful food, and could well have contributed to any hyperactivity.

What does he get now?




Hes on chappie complete but has nature diet meat in it too, just a little meat to make it taste nicer
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Post by Lizzie on Mon Mar 18 2013, 17:41

Could I suggest you try a 'body wrap' to see if it would calm your dog. You need a 3" wide one for a staffie and put it round him in a figure of 8. Its much like a bandage really but it is used by professionals and costs about £8 whereas a thunder shirt cost over £30. Then if you find it works you could consider getting a thunder shirt.

The body wraps are recommended for all the same things as a thunder shirt and calms a hyper dog and gives confidence to a dog that needs reassurance.

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Post by densil on Mon Mar 18 2013, 19:05

I had a thunder shirt for Densil - he gets very stressed in the car, plus he was getting agitated seeing other dogs on his walks. Unfortunately didn't do anything for him, so sent it back for a refund.
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Post by berribum on Thu Mar 28 2013, 22:36

cool, i dont think i will bother, he has calmed down a little. we will persevere with the calm walks in moderatly busy places, he is improving. thanx for your comments
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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 29 2013, 00:00

berribum wrote:
Caryll wrote:Glad you got him off the Bakers - awful food, and could well have contributed to any hyperactivity.

What does he get now?




Hes on chappie complete but has nature diet meat in it too, just a little meat to make it taste nicer

Unfortunately, Chappie isn't all that much better than Bakers. Sad Too many fillers and not enough meat content.

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Post by berribum on Sun Mar 31 2013, 20:57

thats why i add meat to it. its just so bland otherwise
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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 31 2013, 21:54

A food with more meat content may be advantagous as starchy things like cereal fillers are not good for dogs they can make them hyperactive and contribute to stressed behaviour. Big Grin

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