How to Teach Your Dog to Be Comfortable During Thunder Storms

How to Teach Your Dog to Be Comfortable During Thunder Storms

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Just trying to create an atmosphere of Normalcy around things that could Potentially be scary like thunderstorms The mindset that a dog is in when They’re playing is a very healthy one it Indicates that they’re in a good mood They’re not particularly stressed out Furthermore if you can get them Associating play with something that Potentially could cause them Ank’s the idea is to get them to Associate that approaching storm with Fun playtime ooh there we go That’s good it’s getting closer I mean Look at her right now she’s obviously in A good mood I’m just gonna go ahead and Give her a little piece of chicken right Here and I’m not even really asking her To do anything at all I just want her to Think wow that’s good just trying to get Her to associate the approaching storm With something that makes her happy and What dog isn’t made happy by chicken Right so since she’s pretty comfortable I’m just going to initiate a pretty Standard training session she still Needs to learn how to sit and lie down Outside there we go good work and you do A roll over I’m not sure if you guys can Hear that but that Thunder is Getting a bit closer here it might also Help that we’re not dealing with an Extremely intense thunderstorm either if You just look at Tilly’s overall body

Language she looks really content here It’s okay to calm them and give them Some nice gentle petting and let them Know that everything’s okay in the best Way that you can but anytime you’re Dealing with issues of anxiety some some Are more complex and deep-rooted than Others Some dogs will have a lifelong fear of Thunderstorms and in those cases your Goal should be to minimize their anxiety Rather than trying to get rid of it Altogether so my dog Venus for example Always enjoyed being in the closet when A thunderstorm would approach she felt Safer there So we made sure that we gave her an Optimal closet to go and burrow in and Be more comfortable so I just want to Emphasize that all dogs aren’t equal in That area some will be less afraid than Others and some will be scared for a Longer period of time than others and You can’t always get rid of all Anxieties either but you can just about Always improve a dog’s level of anxiety It’s particularly hard to prepare for Thunderstorm training too because you Know you can’t control the variables as Well you can’t control when a Thunderstorm comes so in this case we’re Just taking advantage of the fact that a Thunderstorm is approaching and it’s a Good opportunity to get a single

Training session in if you do find Yourself caught off guard by an Approaching storm oftentimes lightning Can be your cue to get into training Mode because often there’s a delay Between the lightning and the sound of The Thunder when you see a lightning Strike that’s your cue to let your dog Know hey it’s about to thunder it’s okay Break out your treats if necessary to See if you can get their mind on other Things as long as they’re taking treats Are playing with you during those events Whether it’s fireworks or thunder then You’re probably well on your way to Making a lot of improvement now if They’re so stressed that they won’t play With you they won’t take treats then You’ll just need to play the long game Be more patient and understand that it Will take more time to reduce that type Of anxiety keep an eye on the radar on Your phone so that you know when rain is On the way get out there play fetch say 30 minutes before the rain is scheduled To arrive and that should also help you By exercising your dog just before Thunderstorms are likely to happen then That goes a long way towards reducing All types of anxiety if you enjoyed Today’s video make sure you click thumbs Up for Tilly Subscribe to my channel get a copy of my Book follow us on Instagram and Facebook

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