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originally posted by: Dimithae
a reply to: VoidHawk
Your herding breeds tend to be that way. Least that is what breeders at shows told me. They said it made sense that the dogs get all excited and have a lot of nervous energy when storms roll in. If a storm rolled in on the British isles,the dog would be expected to round up the sheep quickly and get them away from the cliffs. It seems sheep are kinda dumb and if one falls off a cliff,the others will follow. At least thats what they told me. Never having had experience with sheep, I have no idea.
He's "stuck" in a mindset and needs to get out of it, not mask the issue with drugs.
As I mentioned to op, I think its we humans that cause a dogs fear of noise. When we first noticed our dog was frightened we all made a big fuss of him trying to reasure him, but in his mind all that fuss just reasured him that the thunder was bad and something to fear, what we should have done was take him out for a walk.
originally posted by: hebegbes
But I don't understand about what makes it progress, both in its physical intensity and the different things he's afraid of.