Does your dog like peanut butter? Does your puppy like snuggle-fests? You know your dog's needs and wants best out of anyone. You are your dog's best friend. Trust your nurturing instincts.
Before the next storm
Show your dog affection when he remains calm in tense situations. Practice getting calm in noisy situations by quietly playing recordings of thunderstorms or Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man."
Increase the volume incrementally, and, after plenty of practice, a thunderstorm will seem like no problem at all.
And, of course, if you've reached the end of your rope, and you still don't know what to do, consult your dog's veterinarian. She may recommend training techniques, medication or even a simple belly rub.