Along with our alarm system comes a lot of beeping noises. Echo has a little tendancy (or BIG tendancy) to be slightly (or completely) neurotic about beeping noises. Our house is a lot of fun right now because any time that a door opens, the alarm beeps, and Echo freaks.
So, being the wonderful pet owner that I am, I am trying to figure out what to do to help her to calm down. The first natural step was to google my question.
I thought that I'd share some of the funny responses to this question that I found online.
Here are a few of the best ones (verbatim):
- Sometimes they cannot - not be scared. The only thing that may be able to help him is some anti-anxiety pills from a vet. With the anti-anxiety you have to catch the dog before it starts to storm or it wont work. So if it looks like its going to storm give him a pill or correct dosage given so that it's in his system before hes stressed out. Goodluck. My lab is petrified of the vaccuum, spoons, cups and strollers.
- The condition that is causing this behavior to manifest is genetic, it is a temperament disorder called weak nerves and there is nothing you can do about it. The dog will always be this way. Hope I helped!
- Just be completely calm and he will pick up on it and follow suite.
- My little Yorkie, Delilah, is fearless except for the sound of bubble gum popping. The sound causes her to leave the room and hide.
- If your dog is nervous or barking at the beeping noise from your smoke detector, it might be because he is afraid that the battery life is low and it needs to be replaced.
DUHHH. Why didn't I think of that? Maybe if I chew bubble gum, tell her not to worry because we have batteries in our smoke alarm or show her some cups and spoons she'll be distracted from the beeping noise. Compared to the the stories above, Echo may be more normal than I previously thought...