How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks
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I am huge supporter of of pet adoption and follow all of my local shelters and rescues on social media. Something that I notice far too often is the influx in strays that get brought into the shelters immediately following a holiday where fireworks are being used. Just this past Memorial Day we were spending some family time in the yard and our dog was barking uncontrollably and sprinting around as the result of neighborhood fireworks going off. There is no denying that dogs are easily spooked by fireworks and many act irrationally. I am thrilled to share with you some useful tips to help keep your dog calm during fireworks.
We love taking our dog on adventures, but you can only imagine how hectic things can get when you are trying to do anything with three kids and a dog. I try really hard to not allow my fears of an easily spooked dog keep me from bringing him along with us, so I always make sure I am prepared for any situation. Our Duke is still a young dog and is much like my toddler as this current time… does not like strangers! He gets visibly upset when people quickly approach him and try to pet him… so I am constantly stressed out about it and he picks up on my stress, which stresses him out more… oh, such a vicious cycle! He always ends up just cowering and shaking. I want to bring him places, but I don’t want him to have that anxiety.
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More tips to help keep your dog calm during fireworks:
- Get a dog vest or wrap, there are many options available, they apply gentle, constant pressure, similar to swaddling an infant.
- Ear plugs for dogs is a simple solution if your dog can tolerate these.
- Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the day.
- Provide a safe place inside for your dogs to retreat.
- Keep the windows and curtains closed. Covering the crate or lowering the blinds can also be helpful.
- Make sure your dog is wearing ID tags with a properly fitting collar.
- Leave your dog something fun to do, like a frozen toy filled with his favorite treats.
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