ThunderWorks Innovations

We are incredibly proud of our innovations! We are not about innovating just for innovation’s sake. We are inventing effective, affordable, easy-to-use solutions for real problems faced by real pet families. Our innovations will make your pet and your family happier, and sometimes even healthier. At ThunderWorks, you won’t find the same old products offered by nearly countless companies touting as “new” things like a color change. Take a look below to learn more about how some of our innovations make real differences. And the United States Patent Office agrees that we are innovative…click here to see a list of some of our patents!

Thundershirt

The Innovation: Calming pets through applying gentle, constant pressure.

The idea of using pressure to calm human anxiety has been around for decades. Read more

The idea of using pressure to calm human anxiety has been around for decades. Examples include mothers swaddling their infants and people with autism using weighted vests. Some clever dog trainers have even used ace bandages to apply pressure for dogs, but they were very difficult to apply and unsafe to leave unsupervised. No one had solved the problem of how to safely and easily use calming pressure on pets…until ThunderShirt. ThunderShirt’s innovative design has multiple international patents and has helped many millions of pets around the world. Collapse

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ThunderEase

The Innovation: Calming through mimicking natural pheromones

All animals, including humans, emit pheromones for many different purposes. Read more

All animals, including humans, emit pheromones for many different purposes. Nursing mothers for dogs and cats emit a calming pheromone that helps pups and kittens bond and feel comforted. Cats also emit a facial pheromone that marks their territories and makes them feel more at home. ThunderEase mimics these natural pheromones allowing pet families to find calm and eliminate many unwanted behaviors such as scratching, urine marking, ripping up your couch and other “fun”. Collapse

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ThunderCap

The Innovation: Calming through reducing visual stimuli

For dogs, the world can be a very stimulating place with lots to see…both exciting Read more

For dogs, the world can be a very stimulating place with lots to see…both exciting sometimes scary. Traveling in a car brings so much to take in so quickly. Waiting in a vet’s exam room can be torturous. Likewise the flash of lightning or fireworks can instill terror. The patented ThunderCap solves the difficult design challenge of how to reduce visual stimulation for dogs while still allowing enough vision to navigate their world. ThunderCap reduces vision by approximately 50-75% with a comfortable, safe fitting cap. Collapse

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ThunderEssence

The Innovation: Calming aromatherapy

ThunderEssence contains 100% natural essential oils from Lavender, Read more

ThunderEssence contains 100% natural essential oils from Lavender, and Egyptian Geranium. These oils are widely used in aromatherapy for a wide variety of calming and health benefits for both humans and dogs. Collapse

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ThunderWunders

The Innovation: Calming Chews and Cat Calming Paw Gel

Calm now comes in a bite sized bit! These tasty treats are an easy, Read more

Calm now comes in a bite sized bit! These tasty treats are an easy, free, vet-recommended way to calm your dog or cat. Or try our Cat Calming Paw Gel. Simply squeeze a small amount onto your cat's paw and let them lick away their anxiety. Collapse

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ThunderCloud

The Innovation: Calming Sound Machine and Essential Oil Diffuser

Combine the calming sounds of babbling brooks, relaxing waves and Read more

Combine the calming sounds of babbling brooks, relaxing waves and much more with the calming power of all natural essential oils of lavender, chamomile, & Egyptian Geranium Collapse

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Dial-A-Distance

The Innovation: The only retractable dog leash that allows you to set the safe maximum length.

Retractable dog leashes are hugely popular with over 50% of pet Read more

Retractable dog leashes are hugely popular with over 50% of pet using them regularly. A retractable offers great benefits like more exercise, more freedom to explore and less tangling. But with that freedom comes a real danger. The typical 15-foot range means if you are distracted for even a moment, your pup may lunge into danger before you can get your thumb on the manual brake. Dial-A-Distance is the first and only retractable that lets you set the safe maximum length for where you are…anywhere from 0 to 15 feet and it autobrakes when your dog reaches that length. Like a second set of eyes keeping your dog safe. Within the maximum length that YOU select with a quick turn of the dial, Dial-A-Distance works just like other retractable leashes. It extends and retracts as your dog moves around and you can always use the manual brake when needed to stop short of the maximum length. But when your dog reaches that maximum length you selected, Dial-A-Distance automatically brakes. It’s a fairly simple idea, but very hard to engineer! The autobrake of Dial-A-Distance is strong and smooth, but also lightweight and compact in size. Collapse

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ThunderSnap

The Innovation: Makes connecting and disconnecting your leash easier and more fun, even one-handed.

Old-style leash bolt snaps can be a real pain to use. They can be hard to Read more

Old-style leash bolt snaps can be a real pain to use. They can be hard to on the dog collar’s d-ring, especially if your dog is excited or if you have arthritis or stiff fingers. And there is always the risk of accidentally connecting to the dog-tag ring which then breaks at the first pull. ThunderSnap removes the hassle from your walk in a Snap! Strong magnets pull the connector together and the steel latching mechanism keeps it together and can hold over 500 lbs. One-handed on and off, even while wearing mittens. Designed so there is no chance of an unintentional release. A dog can’t claw it off, but pull on the release sleeve and it comes apart easily with two fingers. The small, lightweight cap can be left on any standard dog collar or harness. Then to connect the leash, simply put it near the cap and it pulls together in a Snap! Collapse

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ThunderLeash

The Innovation: Reducing pulling and increasing control with a leash that quickly and easily converts to a harness..

Pulling on leash is one of the most common complaints people have Read more

Pulling on leash is one of the most common complaints people have their dogs and many other no-pull solutions are available. Unfortunately, those solutions all have real drawbacks. Head-collars are hard to put on, often irritating to the dog, and make other people concerned about whether your dog might be wearing a muzzle for aggression. Full harnesses are a real pain to put on and shouldn’t be left on all the time. A clever trick using a regular leash sometimes called the “hunter’s wrap” has been around forever. You do a wrap around the dog’s torso that gives more control and applies pressure when the dog pulls. But with a Hunter’s Wrap, the leash gets slack, moves too far back, and can create painful pressure. The ThunderLeash gives you the benefits of the Hunter’s Wrap without the problems. The patented hardware lets you quickly do the wrap while eliminating slack and providing a safety buckle to keep the pressure comfortable. ThunderLeash provides a safe, gentle pressure on the dog’s torso providing consistent feedback to stop pulling. Collapse

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ThunderCollar

The Innovation: A clever clasp that eliminates the pinching of fur, skin and fingers.

Tired of pinching your dog – or yourself – every time you try to put on your Read more

Tired of pinching your dog – or yourself – every time you try to put on your collar? ThunderCollar uses a unique “no-pinch” buckle that takes the pain out of your dog’s neck! The standard insert buckles used on almost all collars these days make it very easy to pinch your dog’s fur or neck when pushing it together. ThunderCollar uses a one-of-a-kind overlay buckle to solve that problem. And every ThunderCollar comes with our patented ThunderCover dog-tag silencer! Collapse

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ThunderCover

The Innovation: A patented silicone pouch that silences those noisy dog tags.

Tired of those pesky dog tags waking you up when your pup decides Read more

Tired of those pesky dog tags waking you up when your pup decides start shaking at 2:30 in the morning? Or maybe just the constant “jingling” of the tags is driving you nuts? The patented ThunderCover will bring silence to those tags. The durable, waterproof, washable and transparent silicone cover can hold up to 3 or 4 dog tags. As with many problems…the simple solution is often the best! Collapse

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