Fear of thunder is a common phobia in dogs. Dogs show stressed or anxious behaviour in lots of different ways. Common signs that are indicative of stress include:
- Unable to settle and pacing the room.
- Shaking, salivating and excessive panting.
- Destructiveness, howling or even toileting indoors.
- Cowering, hiding or trying to run away.
Tips to prepare:
- Always keep your dog indoors and leave the tv or radio on to help muffle sounds.
- Close curtains to black out flash from any lightening.
- Create a safe place or den for your dog to retreat to if they choose.
- Speak to one of our team about calming supplements or anti-anxiety medications.
- In some cases, a consultation with an animal behaviourist can be helpful.
- Talk to your dog in a jolly manner to try and reassure them that all is well.
- Should your pet become destructive or toilet in the house do not reprimand them, this will make your dog more stressed.
- Ensure your dog is microchipped and your contact details are up to date (this is a legal requirement), to allow safe return, in case of escape.
Please contact us below if you require any further advice on this subject