Dogs hear at higher frequencies and volumes than humans, so loud noises hurt their ears.
Dogs don't understand certain sounds like storms, so they feel on alert and uneasy.
Quick loud sounds trigger a dog's instinct to flee potential danger.
Insufficient exposure to sounds as a puppy can lead to sound sensitivity.
Thundershirts, calming treats, pheromones and music may help relieve noise anxiety.
Distract scared dogs with stuffed Kongs and favorite chews during noise events.
Dogs feed off owner energy, so staying relaxed helps them feel safer.