According to Arden, some dogs are just genetically predisposed to thunderstorm phobias, so itâ€™s not something you can easily train your dog to get over. Instead, focus on ways to prevent any stress from escalating to a full-blown panic.
When thereâ€™s a storm, keep your dog from running around the house. â€śThe running feeds into the panic and can make her more nervous,â€ť says Arden. A tiled bathroom feels like a safe spot for dogs to hide out, or you can try keeping her on a leash or using a calming vestâ€”the well-fitted material around a dogâ€™s abdomen helps decrease stress â€ślike a hug.â€ť
And if your dogâ€™s showing signs of stress during a storm when youâ€™re not there, Furbo Dog Camera’s Smart Alerts let you know whatâ€™s going on. The camera recognizes continuous activity from your dog, like constant pacing or licking, and notifies you in real time so you can help calm any anxiety in a fun, positive way. Peace of mind for both of you.