Every time it thunders my dog gets nervous. Is there something I can do?
This is a difficult disorder to treat. One treatment may be sedation, but while sedation helps decrease the destructive drive of the dog while fearful, it may not reduce the fear. The best treatment is a behavioral modification approach. This approach can be complicated and lengthy utilizing the sounds of thunderstorms to desensitize your dog.
Also, products such as the “Thundershirt” might help.
For tools to aid in behavioral modifications, download the following form Thunderstorm Aversion History and bring it in to us!