How to make thunderstorms fun for thunderphobic dog?

My pointer mix is terrified of storms...well any loud noise really. I know not to coddle her because it will make her believe something is wrong, but I'm having a hard time desensitizing her to storms. I've tried making storms "fun" by playing with her and offering treats, but the poor thing gets so scared she won't do anything other than pace and stare at me. I've tried playing with my other two dogs in front of her to make things appear fun but she just sits in a corner and watches.

Any ideas?(she already has a pheremone collar, I won't drug her, and she starts training next week with a professional)

Asked by Cairo on Jun 9th 2013 Tagged thunder, desensitize, fear, help in Fears & Phobias
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Try a thundershirt?

Obi answered on 6/9/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Get a Thundershirt

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