My Dixie is very skittish when it comes to loud noises - storms, fireworks, louds crowds at the stadium behind the house, etc. We talked to the vet and he recommended two benadryl, because doggie sedatives cost more than the dog. It took us FOREVER to figure out how to give it to her - cheese broke, she hated peanut butter, finally we used white bread - spongy, malleable, it's perfect. Of course, Wingus and Dingus get some bread too. They're too small for benadryl, though when Mikey got a major bug bite on his wittle foot, I tried to give him one in scrambled eggs, one of his favorites. Of course, his mom was out of town, so he wasn't eating out of principle. Dogs! The boys also don't care about anything like tornado sirens or thunder overhead. And Jasmine, our deceased shepherd mix, she cared. She was mad, and yelled right back. Dixie paces like mad, goes upstairs -she never goes upstairs-, becomes my shadow, and when a massive storm swept through the area, she injured herself trying to hide. That was summer 2003, and she was 6. That was it, something had to be done. The benadryl work for her. What do you do with your gunshy baby?