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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.


The video above provides general advice for understanding why dogs become fearful of loud noises and what you can do to help them.

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 for any of the symptoms during noise events listed below:

  • Trembling and shaking
  • Clinging to your or other members of the household
  • Barking excessively
  • Cowering and hiding behind furniture
  • Trying to run away
  • Soiling the house
  • Pacing and panting
  • Refusing to eat

Going to our online survey on the level of your dog's fear of loud noises and will provide you with a report.

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

See also the above video providing essential tips and advice on how to calm your dog before and during fireworks. 

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