This morning we were all in the kitchen getting breakfast and feeding the pets. Our electric bissell broom fell over and made a loud crash right next to where we were. Nobody was hit by it, just startled us. Cody was there waiting for his food. This broom is there all the time, gets used frequently, and has never been a problem. Well....he took off upstairs and hid in our closet. It's been almost 2 hrs. now. I've physically carried him down, put him at his bowl, and he turns, looks around, and runs back up to the closet! What the heck? Is he going to get over it? I put the broom away, but he still won't eat at his bowl. Brought him down twice now.....help!
Perhaps you can take him for a walk to take his mind of the "scary broom" ?
My 10 year old spaniel was in the laundry room with me this morning when I knocked an empty bucket off the counter- it banged right in front of him. He didn't even flinch. This is the dog that hides under the desk at my feet if it is windy outside, and whines and shakes if the smoke alarm beeps. Go figure. You have gotten good advice, Cody will be fine. After some time has passed, you might want to start desensitizing him to noises. Have someone make a noise far away from him while you treat or praise him and slowly bring him closer to the noise. Don't do too much at once, and if he is uncomfortable make the noise further away next time. Keep it fun with no stress. He will start to associate noises with good things.