Your dog's emotions are influenced by yours. Stay calm and avoid overly consoling or shouting at your dog during a thunderstorm.
Provide a safe, familiar place for your dog during a thunderstorm. This could be a kennel, basement, or a place without windows.
Engage your dog in enjoyable activities or give them special treats during the storm. This can help divert their focus and reduce fear.
Record the sound of thunder and play it to your dog during calm periods. Reward them when they remain calm, helping them get used to the sound.
If your dog's fear is extreme, consult your vet. They may recommend sedative drugs or other treatments to help keep your dog comfortable.
Thunderstorms can be scary for dogs. Ensure your dog doesn't react violently and hurt themselves due to fear.
Understanding your dog's fear of thunderstorms can help you provide the right comfort and training to help them cope better.