Noise related fear and anxiety in dogs
Recent studies have shown that around 49% of dogs suffer from a level of fear related to noise with mild to severe responses, of these only 4% (of mild cases) will resolve spontaneously i.e. if you do nothing. More commonly dogs with noise phobias develop progressively worsening symptoms over time. It is easier to manage mild cases, so ideally dogs should be treated as soon as a noise related phobia is detected. A simple questionnaire is available at www.adaptil.com which can help owners recognise if their dog suffers from noise phobias.