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Boom, Bang, and Other Noises That Freak Out Pets

Boom, Bang, and Other Noises That Freak Out Pets

Training

Kristen Levine was on a quest to help her dog, Chilly, during fireworks season and thunderstorms. “The sound of fireworks would send him into a state of panic, and he would leave claw marks on my closet door and pull my dresses right off of the hangers to make himself a pile of clothes to […]

Why Does Your Dog Turn Tail At Thunderstorms?

Why Does Your Dog Turn Tail At Thunderstorms?

Training

If your dog is fearful of storms with thunder, lightning, hail, or high winds, you’re not alone. There are no statistics on the numbers of pets with storm phobia–or to give the fear its scientific name, astraphobia–but it’s likely that the prevalence of this type of noise sensitivity in dogs is 20 percent or higher, […]