Report Looks can be deceiving in The People's Border Collie Gallery Posted September 13, 2018 2 hours ago, GentleLake said: There's something different about thunder and fireworks, though. I'd bought a recording of thunderstorms years ago in the hope of desensitizing the very noise phobic dog at the time. He never reacted a bit to it and no thunder phobic dog I've ever had since has either. @urge to herd This is all cool to think about. Especially the part about his reacting to ones you couldn't hear, and what that might mean. Because I'm sure the reaction of the humans plays some part, consciously or subconsciously, too. A human knows what's on TV or recorded isn't real, so isn't moved, and dog isn't moved. I happen to adore thunderstorms (having been raised in a part of Florida where they were a frequent thing, they just remind me of being a kid). My husband gets pretty nervous, though, and doesn't sleep well (whereas I love being in bed for them!) I think the last one we had I just crated Carmen to be sure she didn't feel vulnerable (her crate's covered in a secluded corner), and she was fine with that.