I've seen some other posts about dogs+storms on here. Now I think I tempted fate the other day by saying that Bonnie wasnt used to rain... since yesterday we've had the biggest storm in ages - its been abosultely torrential with almost constant rumbling thunder. I saw in another post it might be an idea to get a CD with storm sounds to de-sensitize, but my question is --- is it right that you aren't supposed to pet your dog when they are scared in case you re-enforce their fear? That's hard - especially in a long storm when the poor doggie must think the world's coming to an end cowering, trembling, wimpering and hiding away! Normally we wake to brilliant sunshine even when its colder... today its still dark at lunchtime and Bonnie is even scared of walking out in the rain!