Need Advise on Fear of Noises
Hi everyone, I am having a new issue with Loki, his fear of noises. About a couple months ago we were out walking and a gut sped by on one of those segways-(I think that's how it is spelled those motorized two wheelers) AND he was speaking loudly on his phone. Totally freaked Loki, he began to panic, tucked his tail and wanted to run. I stopped him, tried to relax and calm him but he could not calm down. We went home with him looking panicked over his shoulder all the way.
A little background on where we live, in the heart of downtown Chicago, there are trains, buses, cars constantly these things don't bother him. But since this incident things such as a garage door going up unexpectedly, or a child bouncing a ball and skateboards, scooters of any kind send him into a panic. I can now only walk him in a two block radius before he will hear something that will scare him. I have purchased rescue remedy and have given this to him and it has helped a little. I tried treats to distract him but as motivated as he usually is with food this has no effect. He will not even eat a treat and I have tried many. I praise him for every extra step we take out of his comfort zone but I am wondering if there is anything else I can try. Any advise would be appreciated.
Cyndy and Loki