Fun fact: Dogs aren't usually afraid of storms. Okay, then why are they freaking out as soon as bad weather approaches? The answer might be as easy as static. The pressure and electricity in the air causes enough static in their fur to make them crazy -- this is especially true of dogs of the super-fluffy variety. Whenever there's bad weather, give your dog a rubdown with a fragrance-free dryer sheet. It will prevent the static, and the insanity that goes with it.