May 6, 2014
Remember what thunderstorms were like before you had a dog?
Think back to those days or nights when thunder would roll in. The trees made the most beautiful rustling, the sky got a mysterious cover to it, maybe showers began to fall, but not enough that you couldn’t open a window just a bit to let that fresh, smell of spring in?
You’d climb onto your most comfortable chair and watch the world outside and be thankful for shelter and a sense of place. Maybe delivery was on its way – something comforting. Or you cozy up to a cup of tea, cover yourself in your favorite blanket just be.
Life changes in a lot more positive ways than negative when you become a pet parent but for those of us that live with thunder phobic dogs, it’s easy to go from a lover of storms to absolute hate.
And I see this shift in my client’s lives as well. It’s almost as we revolve around the weather report. So this week, I’d like to share a few of my very favorite resources for owners of dogs with storm phobias:
- APDT – Thunderstorm Phobia in Dogs
- Fearful Dogs – Storm & Sound Phobias
- Eileen and Dogs – What Happened to Summer’s Thunderstorm Phobia?
- John Visconti, CPDT-KA – Canine Thunder Phobia; The Bunker Protocol
In the comments below, I’d love to hear how you and your dog survive storm season.
What are your favorite tools & resources (better yet, link us there!)?
Have a success story to share?
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