Yes that is correct. In regards to the fireworks we knew there would be some during the night so waited until the first one went off then locked her inside. We didn't panic, just picked her up, put her inside, put on music and shut the door. I checked on her every hour or so and she was panting but didn't comfort her. So I don't believe she picked up on us in this case.when you or your husband are stressed (about work, life, anything)? And when you know there's going to be fireworks etc, do you get all stressed out in anticipation that your dog is going to freak out? She might be picking up on the way you are feeling and then "acting it out" so to speak
Anne:I definitely don't believe she leads a miserable life. There are many many times she is happy and enjoys things, but when she is spooked such as from the fireworks all the weight is on her shoulders and she things of others problems. She will be in a week or two and can be really happy for a month or so...It sounds as though she leads a miserable life to be honest, not that is your fault but I think you need to learn more about her behaviour and how to deal with it.