Try to distract them from the scary noises and lights outside by getting them interested in a different activity. Play a game with them, throw a ball, or break out a new toy. If you do this enough, they may develop a positive association with storms because it means more attention from you! Get your tug of war on with this fun toy that you and your dog will enjoy! Get your own awesome rope toy here!
6. Control Your Own Anxieties
Dogs can and will pick up on your nervous energy if you are showing any. Try to remain calm and collected during the storm and it will help your dog calm down too. Talk to them in a happy and calm voice, and laugh whenever you can.
How do you keep your dog calm during a storm?
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