Dog Scared of Fireworks or Thunderstorms?

Dogs who are afraid of thunderstorms and dogs scared of fireworks may pant, drool, pace, whine, try to escape, cower and shake, have house training accidents or even destroy furniture. It is very important to help your dog as soon as you see these fears start to stop them from getting worse.

It will help your dog if you stay with him during thunderstorms or fireworks and allow him to be in a space he is most comfortable in. Some dogs prefer their crate, while others prefer your lap or--believe it or not--the bathtub! You may find it helpful to turn on the fan, TV or radio to help block the noise a bit.

Speak calmly and cheerfully to your dog when he is afraid of a thunderstorm or fireworks. See if you can distract him with something fun like his favorite toy or treats. Perhaps he would like a calming massage or petting session.

If your dog is so scared during thunderstorms or fireworks that he is in danger of hurting himself or seems very panicked, you should contact your veterinarian.

One of the most effective and long lasting things you can do for your dog is to follow a desensitization training program.

Another helpful supplement is Melatonin (marketed for people) which can be found at local vitamin stores or drug stores. Here's an excellent article on another website regarding using Melatonin and other remedies to help your dog over his thunderstorm fear.

The products below were selected by our professional dog trainer to help your dog recover and cope with his fears.

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Free positive dog training ebook.


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The perfect clicker for dog training! Clik-R from Premier features an ergonomic design, convenient finger strap and raised button.

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Help your dog calm down with this tasty liquid supplement. Amazingly healthy ingredients!

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Opens and closes with a touch of your finger! Similar to the Quick Draw pouch.

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The Treat Pouch Sport is the perfect accessory for training sessions and trips to the dog park. Divided pockets that stay open make training with multiple treats a cinch. Multiple clips and loops let you attach your clicker or any other training tool. The versatile pouch also features a front pocket for your keys, phone, etc. With its handy pockets and clips and the durable, waterproof, stain-resistant material, you


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Not a blindfold! The Calming Cap reduces the visual stimulus that makes a dog agitated by filtering his vision. The single-panel sheer fabric window makes the dog


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Help your dog stay calm at home or on the go with an Adaptil D.A.P. Collar


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Thundershirt dog anxiety treatment is a comfy pressure wrap for dogs that helps them to feel calmer in the face of stress such as thunderstorms, fireworks, separation anxiety, crating, traveling and more.


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Reduces or completely stops anxiety related behaviors.

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Protect your dog's hearing from loud sounds and keep him calm around scary sounds with Mutt Muffs!

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The Treat & Train is great for positive dog training & dog problem solving. Low price, low shipping & our free crate training guide.