It’s that time of year when we’re hearing the calming sounds of the rain and the unpredictable thunderstorms that typically come in late spring, early summer. For many people, these thunderstorms can cause anxiety, especially in children, and when it comes to our pets, loud noises like thunder can cause a lot of anxiety for them.
According to the Human Society of the United States, this fear and anxiety of thunderstorms and other loud noises is not always the result of a traumatic event and can happen for any dog. Many times we’re able to slowly and gently help our dogs get used to the sound and exhibit less fear — it just may take a little work first.
Here are 8 tips on how you can help ease your dogs’ fears and anxieties when the thunderstorm hits:
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