Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
I apologize for missing the part about trying the DAP.
I find in our case (my dog is now 10 1/2) that during the north wind, things blew around and fell, causing a ruckus, where when the wind comes from the south, things don't fall or blow around.
That is why Libby became wind-phobic, although she's easily manageable and not terrified; she is anticipating ruckus again when she hears the wind, even if it's from the south.
I think that's a "superstitious" response, but I don't remember if that's the correct term; that is, she equates any wind now, with the ruckus of things being knocked over, despite that it only happened with the north wind.
Temple Grandin speaks of this in some of her books; for instance, if a light came on at the same time a gun went off, the light coming on would then always be associated with the gun going off.
I'm sure your dog's issues did begin with the fireworks and perhaps one of those days, it was quite windy, so she now associates the wind with the scary fireworks.
It could be something along those lines, although oftentimes figuring out all the pieces is easier than fixing the problem, even when you know exactly what the cause is, as in our case.