Our expert says:
This sounds like a phobia (Brontophobia) and you need a behaviourist to spend time taking the history and assessing the dogs to get anywhere. I don't know what you've tried. In most cases this needs medical intervention and systematic desensitisation or approximation therapy together for a few months to break the compulsive behaviour. Drugs ranging from Rescue Remedy to Anafranil have been used along with a behaviour program, in some cases to no avail, but in others with success. There is a new system which I saw mentioned on the net called DAP - not sure what it is, but perhaps you can find out. To contact an accredited animal behaviourist see www.animal-behaviour.org.za
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