If you have a stressed out pup, here are a few tips to help:·
- Create a SAFE place, make sure they can get to that bedroom (or wherever) they feel safe.
- Distract your dog immediately if they start showing signs of panic. Grab a tennis ball or favorite toy. Repeat commands they already know and have the treats ready.·Behavior modification - techniques called "counter-conditioning" and "desensitization." These techniques condition or teach your dog to respond in non-fearful ways to sounds and other stimuli that have previously frightened them… such as recordings of storm sounds.·
Thunder shirts – these shirts fit close to the dogs body forming a “body wrap”.