What do you say to your dog when you are getting ready to leave the house? Do you make a fuss? Does it sound something like this, "I have to go now honey, but Mommy will be back soon, okay? I love you. Don't worry baby I'll be back soon, okay?" Blah, blah, blah
Fear of noise or noise anxiety is the most common phobia among dogs. It's normal for dogs to be afraid of loud noises because they trigger their nervous system and running away from the noise is a survival instinct. That is why more pets run away on July 4 than any other day of the year.