Some dogs develop anxiety as they grow older, especially in reaction to high winds and thunderstorms. They can start by just wanting to settle on your lap for comfort, but soon, owners are finding their pups tucked away in a T.V. nitch or trying to wedge themselves behind the sofa.
There are plenty of options out there for dogs with anxiety, from as little to simply holding them for comfort, to Thunder Shirts, to medication to help keep them calm. It’s all about what works for your dog. If you need help figuring out how to help your anxious dog, check with your vet – they should be able to give you a few recommendations.