Signs your dog has a fear of loud noises

If you are wondering whether your dog is having trouble coping with loud noises, watch your dog during noise events for any of the symptoms listed below:

  • Trembling and shaking
  • Clinging to owners
  • Whining or barking excessively
  • Cowering & hiding behind furniture
  • Trying to run away
  • Soiling the house
  • Pacing and panting
  • Refusing to eat

How to help dogs cope with a loud noises like fireworks or thunderstorms

Over time, sound sensitive dogs may begin to associate other events or things with their fear of the loud noise, for example, the rain or dark clouds that occur before thunderstorms begin.  Using the above tips can help calm your dog during loud noises and help prevent the fear behaviours from worsening over time.

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