Thunderstorm Phobia in Dogs

Does your dog experience anxiety during a thunderstorm?

  • Does he pant or pace during the storm?
  • Does he try to hide or escape?
  • Does he follow you constantly until the storm ends?
  • Do you find him trembling in the corner?
  • Do you find him staring at the ceiling?
  • Is he digging at the walls, on the floor, behind objects, in blankets, or laundry?
  • Is he barking or howling as the storm passes?
  • Does he seem more vigilant than normal?
  • Does he try to escape the home or yard?
  • Is he drooling uncontrollably?
  • Is he standing with a paw lifted in the air?
  • Is his tail tucked?
  • Is he licking his lips a lot?
  • Does he soil the house during thunderstorms?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your dog is showing signs he is uncomfortable during the storm.  We can help you help him to feel more comfortable during thunderstorms.

Our Approach

We become a team to help your dog find the calm in the storm.  We begin with an assessment of what your dog is doing during thunderstorms.  Then we devise a management strategy and a behavior plan to help change your dog’s association with the storms.  Instead of feeling frightened, we want him to feel relaxed before, during, and after a thunderstorm.  Helping dogs with thunderstorm phobia requires a team approach. Your team should consist of you, other members in your household, your veterinarian or veterinary behaviorist, your behavior counselor, and of course, your dog.  Each team member plays an integral role in the success of helping your dog find the calm in the storm.

I don’t live near you, can you still help me?

YES! The beauty of this program is that we work completely remotely.  With today’s technology, we can accomplish even more from anywhere in the world.  You only need a computer with a webcam and microphone.

Learn More About How We Can Help


During your consultation we will go into detail about your dog’s behavior during a thunderstorm.  We will gather information and give you the information you need to understand how we can support you thru changing your dog’s feelings about bad weather. When the call is over, you will get a follow up email containing a summary of what was discussed.  This is a no obligation phone call.  If you are ready at the end of the call to get started, we will move forward.  If you need time to think it over or need more questions answered, we are here to ensure you have all the information you need.

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