Posted in canine anxiety, canine health, happy dog, Thundershirt

Thundershirts are go!

 Day One: Can’t even get the special, very clever,  anti-anxiety coat on my dog…she got even more stressed out than ever. So now it’s a nice biscuit plate for her until I think of Plan B.
 Day Two :So we’ve progressed. She eats the biscuits. lets me drape the special, very clever , anti-anxiety coat over her like a cape, lies down, rolls over and off it comes! The special, very clever , anti-anxiety coat aka biscuit plate Plan B isn’t very good. Looking for Plan C.
Day Three : Plan C had some merit.First play unsolicited game of tug o war hoping like anything she doesn’t tear the special, very clever , anti-anxiety coat. Feed copious amounts of little biscuits on biscuit plate and then by hand to keep occupied. Quickly fasten the front flaps of the the special, very clever , anti-anxiety coat . Feed more little biscuits, pat, praise, get slobbered all over , play bitten and licked ,and, as she plays rollie pollies try and fasten the under flaps…After maybe 10 attempts, lots of licking , jumping around, rolling and pretend arm biting I finally got the flaps together. So then she rolled on her back brought her back feet up to her front feet , let her fat little bellie pop the flaps open and twirled as fast as anything to sit nicely in her Caped Crusader cape with her cute face on and expected more biscuits. Plan D had better be a goodie.
Day Four: Plan D was a winner. Go outside and feed copious amounts of little biscuits by hand to keep occupied. Quickly fasten the front flaps of the special, very clever , anti-anxiety coat . Feed more little biscuits, pat and praise. Let her wander around for a while as the Caped Crusader with her cute face on and feed more biscuits. Fasten the under flaps as best I could and feed more biscuits and bring her indoors. Let her wander around with her new special, very clever , anti-anxiety coat and take Facebook poses.

Now it’s a matter of tweaking the plan and buying more biscuits.

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Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

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