Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • Product Spotlight: ThunderLeash!

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    Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to get out there and walk with your dog!

    However, for many dogs, pulling can be a MAJOR issue.  Thankfully we’ve developed the ThunderLeash, an easy 2-in-1 solution to your dogs pulling problems!

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    Simply put, The ThunderLeash is the simplest “no pull” solution for your dog. Finally, pet parents can enjoy a hassle free walk with overexcited dogs without the need for complicated harnesses or head collars, making the experience more positive for everyone. We worked with some of the best dog trainers to develop the ThunderLeash which can be used as a standard leash (hooked to a dog’s collar) OR can be quickly and easily converted to a “no pull” harness configuration any time pulling becomes an issue. All you have to do is simply wrap the leash around your dog’s torso and allow the safe pressure caused by their pulling reduce their desire to pull. There’s no standard harness required, making this design very quick and easy to put on and take off your dog. The ThunderLeash is available in two sizes, small and large, and retails for $29.95.

  • An Easter Egg Hunt for your Pet? Here’s how!

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    Remember hunting for Easter eggs when you were little? Crawling around the backyard or living room, checking under tables and in bushes?

    For the once-prolific Easter egg hunter, it can be a bit of a bummer to outgrow the tradition.

    Well we’ve got just the thing—why not set up an Easter egg hunt for your dog? Watch them roam and sniff, and happily snap up the prizes! They’ll know the day is something special, even if they can’t quite tell what all the pastel colors and bunny-shaped decorations are all about.

    Safety First

    Plastic Easter eggs can crack in a dog’s mouth if they chomp on them to get to a treat, and can cause cuts or get stuck in their throat. Place your dog’s treats inside dog-friendly toys—some are designed with hidey holes for treats—or just leave the treats au natural in the grass. Your dog will enjoy hunting for them either way!

    Chocolate is toxic to dogs, so don’t offer them any chocolate Easter treats, no matter how festive they may be. Peanut butter and sweet potato flavored treats can be something new and exciting.

    Step 1: Select the “Eggs”

    Pick out a few treats for your dog to find. You can fill some specially-designed toys with treats, or just leave the treats by themselves. For one dog, depending on the size of the treat you’re using, around 5-7 treats will be enough. You don’t want your pet becoming sick from eating too much rich food too fast, and you certainly won’t want to take some of their hard-found treats away once they’ve sniffed them out.

    If you want the game to go on longer, take a few of your dog’s favorite toys and put just a dab of treat paste or peanut butter on them. That’ll limit the snack food your dog is getting, while still allowing for lots of searching fun.

    Step 2: Count Them, Then Hide Them

    You’ll want to count the treats so you know how many there are and if they’ve all been found by the end of the game. Leaving a doggie treat outside might just mean a fun snack for Fido later, but it could also attract unwanted critters, as could a treat left hidden behind the curtain in the living room.

    Hide the treats in places low to the ground or on the ground—you don’t want to encourage your dog to start jumping or climbing in search of food. You also probably don’t want to place the treats inside something your dog will have to tip over or knock open, as this can encourage such behaviors when it’s not game-time. Just placing the “eggs” under a bush works great, as does behind a couch leg. Your dog will be thrilled to get the treat.

    Step 3: Let Your Dog Go for It!

    Now it’s time for the hunt! If you’re setting up your hunt in a park instead of your own house or backyard, keep your dog on a leash, but let them lead you as they sniff out the treats.

    Here’s wishing you and your dog a happy Easter and a happy egg hunt!

    Adapted via PetCareRX

  • National Stress Awareness Month, a Good Reminder For Pets Too!

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    -ThunderWorks reminds all pet parents to look for signs and solutions to pet anxiety and stress-

    The month of April marks Stress Awareness Month; a day that promotes the awareness of modern stress challenges and helps individuals find solutions to battle their stress.  Stress affects everyone and what people may not know is that stress also affects our pets. A recent survey reported that more than 29 percent of dogs suffer from fear and anxiety, which is why we here at ThunderWorks, the makers of are encouraging all pet owners to recognize and find solutions for stress and in their pets.

    Here’s some tips to help pet parents recognize and treat potentially stressful or anxious pets:

    • Pay attention to possible stress/anxiety triggers: If you notice your pet’s behavior changing, try and identify what the outside influencers may be. The most common anxiety triggers include: thunderstorms; loud noises; larger, unfamiliar crowds; travel and separation.
    • Weather and storm-related anxiety can cause pets to shake, shiver, bark and become irritable. One solution is the ThunderShirt, which applies a gentle constant pressure to a pet’s body, similar to the feeling of a hug, The added gentle pressure provides a simple and safe solution to calm your dog, naturally.  Additionally you can provide a more calming sensory experience for your dog with the ThunderSpray, which can be sprayed onto the ThunderShirt to and uses calms scents and pheromones to ease a pet’s anxiety.
    • If your pet is experiencing crowd or noise anxiety, set aside a place in your house where they can go to feel comfortable and quiet, bring their favorite toy or consider a ThunderToy and ThunderTreat for added distraction.
    • If your pet becomes stressed or unruly during public walks, a harness such as the ThunderLeash will help give constant gentle feedback to calm them down.
    • Signs of travel anxiety include carsickness, barking, whining, pacing, scratching and restlessness. Many dogs become dangers to themselves and others by jumping on the driver or otherwise distracting concentration from the road. Using the ThunderShirt prior to car entry can help combat a pet’s erratic behavior, even for short car rides.
    • Behaviors such as chewing, indoor elimination and defecation commonly alight with separation anxiety. While separation is an unavoidable reality for most households with pets, ThunderShirt provides an all natural, calming solution with no training needed.
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  • April Showers? How About a FREE ThunderCoat?

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    That’s right! This month, a few of our lucky fans and followers will win a ThunderCoat, perfect for spring storms!

    How to enter:

    Simply leave a comment on our Facebook page; blog or twitter and a winner will be randomly selected.

    It’s as easy as that!

    Need some convincing? Well check out the details of the AMAZING ThunderCoat below- it’s so versatile and useful… your dog absolutely needs one!

    ThunderCoat is designed to be safe to leave on for extended periods of time when appropriate for the situation or issue. When properly sized and properly put on with a comfortably snug fit, your dog should be very comfortable. If your dog will be wearing a ThunderCoat for more than two hours at a time, we recommend removing ThunderCoat every one to two hours during the initial periods to check for any signs of irritation points. Irritation points are very rare, but it is best to be cautious.

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