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Posted: 1/10/2005 9:03:44 PM EDT


I have two Welsh Corgis. The youngest one (male) is usually well behaved but he loses it during Thunderstorms..More often than not our  T-Storms are at night so I have to stay up with him to keep him from waking up the rest of the family.  Vet gives us Acepromizine but most times it barely makes a dent.  Anybody have any success keeping scared dogs quiet during storms?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:04:43 PM EDT
Muzzle?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:05:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 9:06:04 PM EDT by FiveO]
A regular ole sleeping pill. I used to have to give my Lab one when we traveled so he would chill. Works like a charm.

ETA I should read the whole post. What kind of med is that? Up the dosage?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:06:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Muzzle?



If he's not barking, he's whimpering and scratching to get out of his pen
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:08:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Muzzle?



If he's not barking, he's whimpering and scratching to get out of his pen



Make him sit at the foot (or side) of your bed?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:09:03 PM EDT
call the cops.





Sorry, couldn't help myself.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:12:23 PM EDT
Think Pavlov. Every time he freaks due to thunder, toss him a nice (small) piece of meat, dog bonz or other preferred treat. He will in short order equate thunder with Good Chit. You can slowly stop tossing out the Good Chit after El Dawg conditioned.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:17:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By duckdawg:
Think Pavlov. Every time he freaks due to thunder, toss him a nice (small) piece of meat, dog bonz or other preferred treat. He will in short order equate thunder with Good Chit. You can slowly stop tossing out the Good Chit after El Dawg conditioned.



Ok..Now that's he's fat and nervous what do I do next? ...J/K ...We have a storm expected later this week...I'll give it a shot
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:17:25 PM EDT
Tell him to shutup or you'll call 911, and we all know what that means.

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:17:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 9:17:59 PM EDT by okrobocop]
Tranquilizers..that's what my parents use on their St. Bernard....or a flashlight.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:19:39 PM EDT
I let my dog watch Porn.....
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:19:54 PM EDT
Room with no windows?  Seen dogs that didnt like the flash and that drove em nuts.

If its the noise they dont like, turn up the tv louder or something to distract em.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:30:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
Room with no windows?  Seen dogs that didnt like the flash and that drove em nuts.

If its the noise they dont like, turn up the tv louder or something to distract em.



Tried it..We keep the blinds drawn and a blanket over his pen during storms and turn up the easy listening...He hears the least little peep of thunder and he's spooked.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:56:57 PM EDT
Custom made ear plugs
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:15:26 PM EDT
Acepromizine is just some tranquilizers for animals.  I have no idea how it works or if it has a human equivalent like some of the meds do.  Maybe find out if you can give a higher dose.  I'm pretty sure they use it to put them to sleep for surgery, so it has to work at the right dose.  If not, then the vet should have another tranq you could try.  
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:28:39 PM EDT
sounds odd, but cover him with a blanket completely..   Works great with our cocker spaniel.  Usually she is the one to go and work her way under a blanket.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:36:24 PM EDT
call the dog whiperer.

J/K......

Bud, situations are all different for each pet, but have you tried acting like there is nothing going on when your dog gets upset?  Kind of a ingore/buisness as usual attitude?  I know many pets feed to the point of ridiculusness off their owners vibes.  Kind of like not making a big deal of a small child who fell down and did not get hurt.  

Just my .02
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:36:41 PM EDT
Ours are crate trained and thunderstorms and fireworks send the springer over the edge. We close him in his crate and he is happy as a clam.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 12:01:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 12:27:20 AM EDT
.38  That should do it.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 12:54:27 AM EDT
Doggie Downers.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:33:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By okrobocop:
Tranquilizers..that's what my parents use on their St. Bernard....or a flashlight.



What sound do you hear when you whack a St. Bernard with a Maglite???......
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:30:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eton98:
I let my dog watch Porn.....



You too? Wow, how wild!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 2:51:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 4:44:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Misery:
Acepromizine is just some tranquilizers for animals.  I have no idea how it works or if it has a human equivalent like some of the meds do.  Maybe find out if you can give a higher dose.  I'm pretty sure they use it to put them to sleep for surgery, so it has to work at the right dose.  If not, then the vet should have another tranq you could try.  



Vet gives us 25mg tablets for a 30lb dog (some dogs get 10mg) On really bad nights he gets 1 1/2 tablets.  We have also tried Valium
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:07:18 AM EDT
I have a dog that calms when covered with a blanket and placed near someone.  This year he lost his hearing so it no longer bothers him.
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