What is y'all's experience with this? Is it mostly a genetic/bloodline kind of thing? I've been reading a thread on the border collie forum about all the thunder phobic dogs and how extreme some of the reactions seem. It seems particularly common in herders and especially BCs to me (maybe I'm wrong?). We've had three dogs with varying stress reactions to loud noises. Our GSDx would panic every time and damage himself and his surroundings trying to escape. Storms were very stressful events for everyone with him. Trey also would pant and hide on the fourth with the fireworks. Bernard is the third but he is not destructive, just pants and shakes all night if there's a big storm. Summer and Mia both don't care at all but I never conditioned them for it, it must just be luck. Is there a good way to try to condition or prevent noise phobias before they start? I live in Oklahoma. We get really nasty storms very frequently many times a year and almost constantly during spring/tornado season.