Our Adult GSD TERRIFIED of storms. HELP!
Our adult GSD is totally freaked out by storms. Unfortunately living in Louisiana makes that rather difficult. Once he notices the temps and pressure changes of the weather, he runs away. I mean jumping, digging, anything he can do to run. As far as we can tell, he doesn't hide but just runs for hours and then comes back.
We've resorted to keeping him tied up on the back porch, but if the leash is long enough, he will jump the 3 ft railing to the ground 6 ft below!
He shakes because he is so scared, and barks uncontrollably throughout the storm.
I don't want to meds it's expensive and I don't want that in his system. I'd rather teach him. Bringing him inside, there's no problem, but he's not an inside dog and can't be in when we are not home.