LI Protecting Your Pets | Long Island Lightning Protection
Our lightning protection company knows that you have a dog, you have probably noticed a change in behavior when there is thunder or lightning nearby. Dogs seem to be especially sensitive to storms, and there are a few theories as to why. One theory is that the static electricity that builds up before a storm can be felt by dogs. Another is that the pressure change combined with lower frequency thunder upsets them. If a dog is already sensitive to other types of noise or is prone to high anxiety, this can make thunderstorms even more miserable. There are a few things you can try to lessen the impact of a storm on your pets.
One idea is to reward your dog for calm behavior when there isn’t a storm. Give them treats when they remain calm and avoid being overly consoling when they are nervous and are jumping around. This helps them realize that calm behavior is desirable.
Another thing you can try is to get a blanket or wrap for your dog to wear. This can make your dog feel safe and calm during storms. This is similar to wrapping up a crying baby in a blanket.
An important thing to do for your dog is to designate a safe place during a storm. The dog will do the designating; you just need to watch where they go. If you see them go into a bedroom or an open crate, make sure that during a storm that specific spot is available. It will comfort the dog knowing they can go to a safe place, and it will help them to calm down.
If these tips don’t seem to help, talk with your veterinarian about your concerns. Applied Lightning knows that everyone should feel protected in a lightning storm. We specialize in lightning service and protection. If you are building a home, contact us today about our estate services.