Second only to fireworks, thunderstorms can really create stress for your dog. Thunderstorms and dogs are like oil and water – they don’t mix well. Oddly enough, some dogs can sense when thunderstorms are coming and they get anxious as they anticipate the associated loud noises. By stopping that in the beginning, you can help your dog experience a much more calm lifestyle.

Thunderstorm and Dogs - a lesson in association

Dogs are not born disliking thunderstorms. They learn to dislike them. Dogs can tell when a thunderstorm is coming – historically their ability to notice a drop in barometric pressure helped keep them safe. And, it gave them time to find a place to hide and stay far away from the booming thunder. Fast forward to today, dogs are our companions and can’t (and shouldn’t) run and hide when the barometer drops – as they anticipate the oncoming noise.

“By helping your dog associate our CrittEar dog earplugs with quieting thunderstorm noises, you’ll save your dog, and yourself, a lot of anxiety.”

Other Tips

For thunderstorms and dogs we’ve learned a few tips. Large breed and thick and double-coated dogs build up static during a thunderstorm. To help manage: 

Note: Dogs with barometric pressure sensitivity may require additional training (and treats).

CrittEar Solution:

Our passion:

We specialize in dog hearing protection - because we love dogs! Here at CrittEar® we are serious about your dog’s hearing. Building on a career in audiology, our founder wanted to use her knowledge to help dogs with noise anxiety, aid dogs with firework fear, therapy/service assist working dogs who serve and protect, provide ear protection to hunting dogs, and assist every dog with noise anxiety management. Because once a dog loses their hearing - it’s gone. We’re passionate about helping dogs - that’s why we make the only patented dog earplug on the market.
CrittEar®: Protecting Dogs Ears, Calming Dogs Fears

Other situations where CrittEar can help: