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Is your dog afraid of thunder? Here are a few tips


Staff writers
June 23, 2012 — Even the most energetic pooch can come down with unshakeable jitters when thunder roars.


Even the most happy-go-lucky pooch can be scared of a little thunder.
Even the most happy-go-lucky pooch can be scared of a little thunder.

When thunderstorms beckon in the distance, as they will during Canada's active summer, some pet owners may be tearing out their hair if their beloved dog is scared of thunder. 

Some dogs may just get a little antsy, others will try and hide, or stay close to their owners for safety. 

But when it comes to calming your dog, or helping it to learn that storms aren't anything to be scared of at all, you may be surprised to learn that being too comforting may not be the best approach. 

Here's a report from The Weather Network's Shelley Steeves with a few tips on how to get a spooked pooch to realize thunderstorms aren't as scary as they seem. 

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