Some dogs become terrified during storms. Is it the electricity, the vibration, or the noise? Can’t say for sure, but creating a safety ritual can help.
A new product just made available is the ThunderShirt. Whatever the situation that makes your dog anxious, fearful, reactive or over-excited, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure can bring calm and focus back to your dog. A terrific solution for many types of anxiety including thunder, fireworks, separation, travel, and crate anxieties. And a terrific solution for eliminating “bad leash manners” such as barking, pulling or reactivity towards other animals and people.
If you have a house with a cinder block basement, taking your dog down there to sit with you often will make him feel more secure. Keeping a tent in the basement for him to crawl in completes the safety cave. If you do not have a basement, try taking your dog in the shower stall or letting him sit in the tub. Tile walls and ceramic structures seem to have a calming effect.
If you consistently help your dog refuge in the same safe spot, he’ll learn to go there himself when he needs to calm down.
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