Fear (from noise)


  • Storms
  • Fireworks
  • Guns


  • During times when loud noises are  happening provide a quiet, secure place inside like a crate covered on 3 sides with blankets to muffle sound or a clothes closet. Avoid panic by keeping door open.
  • Cotton placed in the ears to muffle the sound and a cozy spot under a blanket next to their human.
  • Consider purchasing a “ThunderShirt” www.thundershirt.com which applies gentle, constant pressure, similar to swaddling an infant

Additional Information:

If they don’t want to hide try distractions.  Turn radio or TV louder than normal and give a small, high value treat every time thunder is heard to distract and re-associate the sound with something positive.