I tried everything for my black lab. Nothing seemed to work. I got really concerned for her when I came home from work to find she had dug her way through a bedroom door and was almost through an exterior door. With bloody paws I took her to our vet, who really doesn't like to give drugs if there is an alternative, who told me about Rescue Remedy. He advised that I give her 1 full dropper, because of her size and extreme fear, directly on her tongue at the first indication she is getting fearful. She has been doing this for about a year now and she still doesn't like storms but she tolerates them 1000 times better now. No digging, no wetting herself, no pacing. She will now sit semi-calmly, just panting, beside me. You can get it at GNC, it is definitely worth it. It is really for people and I am told it works great for anyone with a fear of flying too.
Bach Rescue Remedy
I had a dog that would literally /freak out/ during thunderstorms. She would try to climb on anything and everything. I lost two television sets, many many pieces of sculpture and figurines and the list just goes on and on. Of course, my dog was worth a lot more than all of those combined. A nurse friend recommended The Bach Rescue Remedy. I put it in her water during a thunderstorm and also gave her a drop on her tongue, during the storm. It does not work instantly. This takes time, but over time and I mean years, it does work. She finally got to the point that she would just pant and lie there. Yes, she was still upset, but no way near the way she was before I started giving her Rescue. You only need to use during times of stress, I'm not sure, but I wouldn't use it all the time. Anyway, I'd use it only during the storms. That's what I did, because I would think it doesn't work if you use it all the time. If you know it's going to rain or thunder that day, leave it in the water bowl. Just a drop! Good luck!!