What is noise anxiety in dogs?
Up to 50% of dogs suffers from noise anxiety1
Dogs of any size, shape, or breed can react fearfully to loud noises such as fireworks, thunderstorms, or engine sounds. It is good to know that noise anxiety is not always related to the loudness of a sound. In milder cases a dog might simply feel distressed and uncomfortable. With severe noise anxiety the dog may panic, injure itself, or try to escape.
Noise anxiety in dogs is a serious condition that can get worse over time if it's not treated properly. Fortunately there are many ways to help your dog.
1) Blackwell et al 2013. Fear responses to noises in domestic dogs: Prevalence, risk factors and co-occurrence with other fear related behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 145 (2013) 15–25