Thunder storms can create anxiety for dogs. How can you help them feel safe during a thunder storm???
*When away from home- Turn up the TV or the radio while you are away from home, the noise helps to drown out the thunder.
*Keep your dog in a smaller room, a bedroom for example, as this is like a den. The less space they have to guard in your home the less stressed and afraid they will be. Have a crate available and a bone to chew on.
*When home- Don't make a fuss of them, just ignore them if they are looking at you while the thunder is happening. No fuss or comforting means there is nothing to worry about. Remember that you can't explain to them that 'It's only thunder', you must show them through your actions and interactions and lead by example.