Guest Muscovy Posted December 9, 2015 Share Posted December 9, 2015 Hi folks, I'm noticing some strange behaviours between my two pups during thunderstorms. Diva (8yo kelpie x whippet girl) is very afraid of thunder and won't settle - she will sit with me for a bit, then walk to her dad, then walk around the house, then repeat. We've tried thunder shirts and doggie Valium to calm her but they don't help. Anyway, our boy Laddie (4yo grey) has been with us for a year, and in the last few months during storms he's taken to following Diva around in very close proximity during storms. His nose will be almost touching her back. This drives her crazy, she stops and turns to him and snarls in a serious way. He doesn't usually react when she does this, but he doesn't get the message either, and when she stops snarling he just carries on following her and the pattern repeats. I'm worried about it escalating as last storm he barked back at her and they both got quite stirred up (not vicious, but definitely heightened). I separated them but I won't always be home to do that. I'm just wondering why hefollows her around so close like that and why he doesn't get the hint when she tells him to back off? Is there anything I can do for either of them, training wise? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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