By Melissa Grasso
If your dog gets nervous during a storm, there are many different things that you can do to help ease their mind! One thing I like to do is take that time to get in some training! If you feed your dog kibble and it is around breakfast, lunch, or dinner time, use their food as their “treat” to keep them motivated!
You can work through your basic obedience commands such as sit, down, break and then turn it into a game to make it fun! You can play doggy aerobics where you have them sit, then go down, break, down, sit, break, or however you want to mix it up! Just get excited have fun with them!
Other things you can do would be any type of enrichment activities. You can find those in the “Brain Games” section of this training library! Anything from kongs to lick mats, tug of war to flirt poles, hide and go seek to treats wrapped in a towel…anything to keep their brain engaged! A tired dog is a good dog!