|Barked: Sun Sep 30, '12 2:42am PST |
|One of my dogs is afraid of storms. The other kinda is, if I let her. The Shiba LOVES storms and goes out in them and runs around and plays, stands on stuff, etc...
If I am thinking about it, I'll get a toy and play with Juneau during the storm. Every time thunder rolls or the wind gets really loud, I will call her name in an excited tone then pitch the toy. She's a die-hard retriever so that works very well on getting her mind off the storms. I let her chew on the toy when she wants, but as soon as she shows any signs of anxiety I'll grab it and begin to play again. She is slowly getting more and more comfortable with storms, but we don't get them often enough for me to work on this very consistently.
As long as Juneau is not freaking out, Sasha won't either. So if I can keep Juneau's mind off the storm, Sasha will be fine.
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