If you’re wondering how to calm a dog during thunder, don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. Well, there is some science involved. During storms, the barometric pressure of the surrounding atmosphere drops. National Geographic says dogs can sense this! Some canines may even feel the air’s static electricity during a lighting storm in their fur. Combined with loud noises, flashes of light and torrential rain, it’s no wonder dogs freak out.
It’ll take practice and patience, but over time, you can use the following tricks to calm your dog during thunder.