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Corgies with fears and phobias

My older dog is so afraid of storms and fireworks. It seems like he is getting worse! He trembles, pants, and tries to hide. He gets in small spaces, and gets into the bathtub. He even salivates. Dose anyone use any medication their dogs anxiety?

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Comment by Angus on August 6, 2013 at 12:06am

One more thought. My first rescue, Michaelangelo, became increasingly more fearful of fireworks and "falling skies" as he got older. I probably got drugs for him when he was about 7 years old. Talk to your vet about doggie-valium. (Internet warns that "ACE" only immobilizes dog, leaving dog concerned/fearful but unable to respond by running and hiding. Ask for doggie-valium.)

Comment by Angus on August 6, 2013 at 12:02am

YES! Better living through chemistry. Talk to your vet. Angus get doggie-valium for fireworks (and thunderstorms when I have enough advance warning). Without drugs, Angus hides behind the toilet tank, wedged in under tank/between toilet and wall. for big thunderstorms. When he's in that position, there's nothing I can do to comfort him. For "small" thunderstorms, the Thunder-shirt works pretty well.

Comment by Angus on June 1, 2012 at 10:58pm
We're trying the "thunder shirt", highly recommended by one of my co-workers. It seemed effective during the first thunderstorm but it was a short-lived mini-storm. Anybody else have success with a thunder shirt?
Comment by Mendy Miller on May 4, 2012 at 3:18am

Petie has gotten over his storm phobia. He can't hear loud noises anymore. I would think he would still get anxious during a storm, but not so. The lightening causes him no problems. Sad that he has lost his hearing, but spring in Indiana no longer causes him any anxiety.

Comment by Bradly and Jenny Boesen on August 19, 2011 at 12:47pm
Leena is afraid of vacuum cleaners, keys and anything she cannot see up close (freaked out when she saw two people sitting by the river as we were walking by)
Comment by JDR on July 24, 2011 at 4:49pm
Ein appears to fearless however is easily afraid of silly objects such as a specimen starfish, corgi cookie cutter and an exercise ball. lol!
Comment by Angus on July 15, 2011 at 10:45am

I think that Ein needs to learn to skateboard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzUsTFqtW0

And for everybody with vacuum cleaner woes, Sam somewhere on mycorgi.com did a Roomba review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG03DOEts7g. (Yes, I own one. Yes, I love it: it travels under furniture, into corners, captures gallons of corgi-fur, and does a more patient and thorough job than I do. I've ever given these as housewarming gifts. And no, I have no connection to iRobot.)

Comment by Nicole and Kiba on July 14, 2011 at 7:27pm
Kiba is afraid of the vacuum cleaner, trash and grocery bags, loud yelling of any kind (I can be playing a game and yell, or even be talking to someone in another room and he cowards away towards his crate), and some breeds of dogs (German Shepards mainly since he was chased by one as a baby). At least those are the things I have seen so far. But isn't afraid of being at the top of a waterfall and look over the edge...such a silly dog. lol
Comment by Micaela on June 13, 2011 at 11:22am
Korey is afraid of vacuum cleaners, trash cans, trash bags, hair dryers, my flat iron, garden hoses, nail clippers, my hairbrush (if I point it at her XD), mops, brooms, & numerous other things that I can't think of offhand. O.o
Comment by Einstein Batista on February 7, 2011 at 12:01pm
ein gets overly excited by skateboards. How do you deal with this one?
 

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