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#303773 - 12/22/13 03:28 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: MaxaLisa]
bianca Offline
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Lisa no I haven't. It seems like I have bought so many different things for both pups with no success frown I know you will be flat out but if you have a chance would you mind please suggesting a brand and dosage please?
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#303786 - 12/22/13 12:03 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca]
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Have you ever taken her for a ride in the car during a storm? For Kramer that was magic - when there was a storm or fireworks, we would ride around, get some food maybe, play some Crosby Stills and Nash, and no problem at all. For a dog like Bella, who hates riding, that would be a punishment, but for Kramer, it was so relaxing. By the time we got home, he could think to do obedience and we would do that until the storm ended, or he decided I could take my treats and shove them, he was done being my monkey boy. wink

It only worked if I was home of course, because he did not have his own car.
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#303788 - 12/22/13 12:06 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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I love the idea of the dog having his own car to drive around in storms! GSD Storm Chaser!

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#303790 - 12/22/13 12:15 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: middleofnowhere]
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Yes! Great new show on Animal Planet.

It's even going on "close" to Miss Moo with the New Zealand driving dogs:
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals...w-zealand-video

It would be nice if a car ride was therapeutic for her.
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#303802 - 12/22/13 02:52 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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The car is a Faraday cage!!! Therefore, no electrostatic in here!!!

That's why you cannot be struck by lightening in a car, as long as you keep all windows closed.

If it's that effect that calmed Kramer, then it won't matter whether the car is moving or standing still.

Woohoo, I'll try that with Chip who reacts to the electrostatic. Still leaves the thunder and lightning, and any conditioned association between thunder/lightning and expecting electrostatic. But, hey, not experiencing the electrostatic will make a difference.

PS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage


Edited by shepnterrier (12/22/13 02:56 PM)
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#303824 - 12/22/13 07:59 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: bianca]
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Originally Posted By: bianca
Lisa no I haven't. It seems like I have bought so many different things for both pups with no success frown I know you will be flat out but if you have a chance would you mind please suggesting a brand and dosage please?

I soooo hear you bianca, I'm having that problem with Jazz, which makes me reluctant to recommend anything - I hate throwing money down the drain frown

If you still want to try it, let me know, and I'll look into it a bit more, for the both of us.
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#303854 - 12/23/13 02:18 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thank you all! Funny, if I leave the car door open, Moo jumps in the drivers seat while Coop makes do with the passenger seat rofl

Thank you Jean, I have tried that and it made no difference frown But good thinking and I appreciate it hugging

Lisa, yes please. I am more than willing to try pretty much anything as it seems the beta blocker causes her constipation frown well I can't find another culprit so am blaming that. If you don't mind I would appreciate it greatly hugging
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#322245 - 08/27/14 06:14 PM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: shepnterrier]
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OK, well, desensitization worked for fireworks.
Now Abby has decided she is afraid of thunder at age 5.
No idea why. She has been fine for 5 years.
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#322286 - 08/29/14 11:22 AM Re: Severe storm phobia [Re: PaddyD]
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Pat,
Try the same routine you used with fireworks with thunder.

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