Annual celebrations may involve fireworks so find out how to keep your dogs safe and secure.
celebrating except your dog. Lightening and thunder has the same effect.
If your dog can't find you it could bolt and try to run away from the
noise or hide somewhere you can't find your dog while your out having a
If you are at home and the fireworks are
nearby you have probably tried everything to calm them down, to bring
them out of their hiding place, but as much as you try, they won't stop
profusely panting, whining or pawing.
A fear of fireworks and
thunder is a
fairly common phobia in dogs. They often find the loud, unpredictable
noise and bright displays of light a frightening experience. Even a
confident dog can tremble at the unfamiliar sounds. The good news is
that there are a few things you can do to help them get through the
Here are a few easy tips to help ease your dog's
anxiety of fireworks or thunder.
Like every loving dog owner,
you need to provide a safe, secure place so your dog can't escape, be
injured or become lost but try as we may, sometimes your pooch may find
a way out. Be sure to attach their name to their collar with your phone
number even if your pet is micro chipped so they don't end up at the
pound or only as a last option. Not only does this mean if someone finds
your dog they can call them by their name, they can also call you.
If you are going out make arrangements for your dog to be supervised
to help prevent injury or escape with friends or consider boarding your
dog so they will be safe. Dogs have been known to jump through plate
glass windows to escape loud noises, and easily jump over or dig their
way under fences that would normally contain them.
aids and remedies to calm your dog especially if your dog suffers from
high anxiety. There are remedies that can help with all types of anxiety
in fact, regardless of the cause - help with over-excitability,
nervousness, separation anxiety and of course, storm or fireworks.
If there is an anticipated fireworks display in your neighborhood,
you can begin getting your dog used to the sounds. This is to
desensitize your dog to the noise.
Find a dvd or recording of
fireworks. Play the dvd at the lowest possible volume a few times during
the day while doing things your dog likes, such as at meal times, cuddle
time, or a game of tug of war. Slowly begin to raise the volume of the
dvd over several days.
If at any point your dog begins to show
signs of fear, turn the volume down to a point where they feel more
comfortable. Repeat this several times each day until your dog can hear
the sounds of the fireworks without becoming fearful.
Remember keep your pooch safe and secure!
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