New Years Eve is something we all look forward to. The parties, the beginning of a new year and the fireworks! However for some of our canine buddies, fireworks are absolutely terrifying and lead to severe panic attacks. Other common causes of noise phobias are thunderstorms, sirens and gunshots. Reactions of phobic dogs can range from trembling, cowering or whining, to destructive behaviours such as racing around, chewing through walls, gates and other objects, digging and barking. Essentially, destructive behaviour is a manifestation of the dog being terrified and trying to escape what he or she thinks is a life threatening situation.