Hank turns to a "dog spiritualist" when Ladybird begins to act up around loud noises. The spiritualist informs Hank that his lack of leadership skills is the source of Ladybird's tantrums, so Hank learns some canine commands. When Ladybird doesn't respond to Hank, the spiritualist encourages him to try different approaches. Hank thinks Ladybird needs to be around other elderly people, so the Hill family takes her to a nursing home where she seems at peace. When a loud thunderstorm rolls in and throws Ladybird back into her old ways, the Hill family becomes determined to find out what is wrong with the pooch.