Is Your Dog a Thunder Dog?
Who would blame a dog for getting a little spooked by a thunderstorm? It's normal for dogs to become anxious when the weather turns nasty. Thunder Dogs are different. Their anxious reactions are more severe and include things like hiding in bathtubs, scratching at doors or digging at carpet to escape a storm, and potentially damaging the house as they seek out a place to hide. Fear of thunderstorms can come on suddenly or develop over time. Next time we have a thunderstorm watch your dog's behavior to see how he reacts.
Is your dog a Thunder Dog? There are many things you can do to help them, from providing a hiding place for them to conditioning them to react less anxiously to the sound of thunder.
can also be very effective in keeping dogs and cats calm during storms.
You can read Dr. House's full article on Thunder Dogs in an upcoming issue of Quintessential Barrington Magazine.