Okay, the smoke alarm goes off due to battery bad or defective ~ anyway, not the first time but came home to my dog in a major panic running out the door, meanwhile walked into a destroyed house ~~ blinds torn down and apart ... door knob chewed (brass even) ~ pantry torn apart .... any type of beeping, even fireworks gets him nutts to where he destroys the house ~~~ if I am home with him and it happens then he becomes stuck to my side panting ~~ anyway suggestions?? besides my partners which is SPCA ~~
Basicly the sound is pure panic. There isn't much you can do, he will probably never adjust. Check your batteries regularly, so they don't go off. Put him in another area for things like fireworks etc. The other suggestion is if you have basement, don't have any fire alarms down there. Mine doesn't. Good luck, and I have one that cant stand loud noises either. She picks her crate as her happy spot if there is anything upsetting her.
My dog Jujubeans goes crazy when I even test my smoke alarm batteries,you know when they beep when they are getting low,everytime mine do this my dog always butts me with her nose to get me out the front door and outside,she realizes (I think) that when the alarms goes off to get us out of the house,lucky for me she doesnt chew up things from being scared,she cries and cries when the alarms goes off,now when I test the alarms I put her outside,good luck.
Don't be too hard on him, if I had to sit in a house with a smoke alarm going off and I couldn't do anything to stop it AND I didn't understand what the noise was, I would probably have done worse. Count your blessings that there is still glass in all your windows. It may help to remember all the stories you've heard on the news where the dog saved the entire family from a fire, because the smoke alarm didn't go off, or the family didn't hear it......... The noise from those things is horrible, and chosen to elicit an immediate response.
Crate your dog during the day if he is prone to destructive behavior
Talk to your vet about medication, other therapy for nervous dogs.
Those are just a few ideas that popped into my head.
The SPCA should NOT be an option; I can't believe it was even suggested. I bet you'd freak out too if you had to listen to an ear-piercing noise (with the acute hearing of a dog, no less) all day and had no way to make it stop. I know I would.