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Storm phobia: What can we do?

Last week’s article focused on the possible causes of thunderstorm phobia and the symptoms that our furry friends experience. This week we take a look what we can do to help our pals overcome it. Though some dog breeds seem to be more susceptible to storm phobia (for example, herders, hounds and sporting dogs), dogs adopted from shelters and rescue organizations are also prone to it. A shelter/rescue-adopted dog’s psychological status may be teetering on a thin “rail” for various reasons: frightening incidents before adoption, a former owner’s abuse or abandonment or, when a puppy, poor socialization or little exposure …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 23, 2013 09:08AM Published Aug 22, 2013 06:11PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.