Don’t laugh. Until you’ve spent a sleepless night while your dog freaks because of the thunderstorm happening outside, you may try anything to calm him down. Recently, I’ve searched, downloaded, and become sold on an app for my dog. Ridiculous.
Yes, fuzz butt has acquired a phobia of thunderstorms. It occurred in his second year of life so it was a surprise at first on what was happening. He’s always parked at overhead airplanes (we must be under a flight pattern), but other than he is a fairly easy going dog.
Add to this new development that I live in an apartment building where when fuzz butt barks, he wakes up a building of nice people. Nice people I have to face in the morning.
I want to be a good neighbor. Hence, the need to calm my dawg in the house down. I’m too cheap to go buy a thunder shirt that I’ve seen advertised; so in the middle of the night — out of desperation — I downloaded a white noise app for dogs.
It works. It worked that night and it has worked during subsequent storms. A definite positive of modern technology.
Let me know if you have tried anything else that works.
Fuzz butt loves to de-squeakie any dog toy out there. I surprise him regularly with another victim. Buddy hunts in our bags from the Dollar Store and once found will carry it until we get home. He likes to be the one to carry it in from the car.
I do not have a neurotic dog. In my mind, dogs who don’t know when to stop running; stop drinking water; and/or stop eating — are neurotic. Could it be the owners??
Nervous people who have read somewhere, “that a dog should eat a half of cup of dog food two times per day” and so that is what they stick to. Meanwhile the dog attacks the food like he/she hasn’t been fed in a week and is still looking at you when the food is all gone. I don’t understand this approach. I fill my dogs food bowl once a week or two (whenever it gets empty), and don’t care when he eats. It’s up to him.
But who is to say what dog is neurotic? Not me, surely.