My dog got scared the other night from thunderstorms. Now he stays in the bathroom…

My dog got scared the other night from thunderstorms. Now he stays in the bathroom at night. What’s wrong

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Rein N PadgettHege
5 years ago

Hello Patricia.  Let me introduce myself.  I’m Paula Hege inventor of The Rein Coat.  The Rein Coat is a therapeutic calming coat that helps dogs REIN-IN their fear.  The basic premise of the coat/harness combination is that it mimics the way a mother dog picks up her pup.  Picture that in your mind….what is the first thing that happens?  That’s right – the puppy goes limp and becomes totally at ease – anxiety is banished!  The reason this happens is because the area where the mommy dog touches the puppy when lifting him triggers the pup to produce oxytocin.  Oxytocin… Read more »

Sandy Mays
5 years ago

I have a little Shih-Tzu who was deathly afraid of thunderstorms. I tried everything including the ThunderShirt and oral medications. Absolutely nothing worked. I heard about the Rein Coat and thought I might as well try it because I’ve tried everything else. I really did not expect it to work. Boy was I surprised. The Rein Coat is the best thing since sliced bread. I put it on my little Cissy and she is a dog that will NOT wear little dresses, costumes, etc. She LOVES it. After a couple of days, she wouldn’t let me take the thing off.… Read more »

PK Dennis
5 years ago

Great advice from Krista, as always.  My 2 cents: Does your dog have a crate?  Many dogs cope better with fears when they have a nice little ‘cave’ to which they can retire when life is a bit overwhelming.  A plastic crate is a safe haven for a dog.  If your dog has never had one, get one that is large enough for your dog to lay down full length in it.  Then place the crate in your bedroom (he will want to be able to hear you breath at night), and drop treats into the back of the crate.… Read more »

andrea Lee Roundfield
5 years ago

Stress ThunderShirt