What do you do when your dog is afraid of thunderstorms?
Well for starters… give them a bath before the storms set in!
Even after 9 baths, the stink still came back within a few hours, it was really set in strong.
We give her a bath before each forecasted thunder storm because she is terrified of them. She barks at the thunder and at the lightening and goes into attack mode running at the door.
She gets so worked up and whines and wants to be right next to a human after the sound is gone. She usually ends up on the bed, so the smell problem was an issue.
I will share all things with animals, but I draw the line at my pillow! Well I thought I did. LOL
The last storm, Shiner jumps up on the bed and walks to the head of the bed, I put my head up to get the flashlight so I could see what she was doing and she sits on my pillow! I couldn’t get her off the pillow so I got up and went to the bathroom, that is when she got off my pillow but laid down on my side of the bed! I didn’t have the heart to move her, so I grabbed my pillow and slept on the couch! (Actually there is no sleeping until the storms pass)!
Shiner jumps on the bed after the thunder stops then jumps back off the bed the next time it thunders again; most of the time she lands right on top of Shadow!
Shadow has been awesome toward her about this and doesn’t even get upset with her. I think even he feels sorry for her.
We have tried to correct the behavior but nothing seems to work consistently. Sure would be open to suggestions on this! Please feel free to post any comments in the comment section (in the margin on the right side of the page).
Together they have things pretty well covered,
except neither of them bark at cats!
Things that get Shiner to hide under the table: Clicking noises like the refrigerator latching, the clicker for the gas stove, pressing into an aluminum can and other noises like that!
Things that get Shadow to hide under the table are: Thunder Storms and when it is time to get his nails clipped.
Things that get them both under the table: Is when we are eating a steak dinner and… their monthly dose of flea and tick medicine! Shiner Looks like she is saying… “He can’t get us under here”! Shadow looks like he is saying, “oh crap, you wanna bet”!