our irish staff, dutch is 1 1/2 years old and still very excited. we have been taking him for training but sometimes he is still too geeked up to train. this was the case last week and midway through the session the instructor suggested trying the thunder shirt. this is a wrap that fits snugly around the torso and shoulders. what a difference.within a couple of minutes he was much calmer and he was able to finish the session. we have been using this thing when we go out and so far it has worked very well. great training tool.