Hi! Recently my 2 dogs and I got 2.4grams of fireworks explosive thrown at. One…

Hi! Recently my 2 dogs and I got 2.4grams of fireworks explosive thrown at. One of my dogs got away with nothing, the other one (a 4 months old Amstaff) got some injuries. She will recover from the physical trauma in a couple of days, but she is QUITE afraid of any sound that resembles the one of the explosive. For example – she hides when I cook / fry something. What can I do to help her overcome it?

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
In cases of extreme trauma I talk about a multimodal approach. This includes a behaviorist, thundershirt, Dog appeasing pheromones, and anxiety medication. It will take time and dedication but the hope is that we can make life less scary and not let one bad experience cause other fears to accumulate.

Sarah
1 year ago

This sounds like you may need the help of a behaviorist. They can help you re-train your dog to react more appropriately to the sound that triggers the fear. Your vet can probably help you find a good behaviorist. Good luck!