How To Calm Dogs From Fireworks on July 4



Questions about dogs and fireworks are always at the forefront of canine anxiety conversations. So how do we keep our furry friends relaxed during these stressful months? Let’s talk tips and tricks:

  • Keep dogs inside. Even dogs that spend most of their time outdoors should be brought inside during fireworks displays in order to avoid the potential for run-aways.
  • Create a safe space. If your pup has a crate, make it “home” for the night! If not, use a small room in the house to create a cozy environment with their favorite toys, blankets, and soothing music.

  • Get a calming wrap or vest. If you have a dog that’s scared of thunder and fireworks, you may already know that they often respond well to vests and shirts that create a calm and constant compression.

  • Desensitize. Introducing the sounds of fireworks at a low volume, and rewarding with treats, can help prep dogs for the 4th. Increase volume during play sessions to re-associate potentially scary sounds with periods of enjoyment!

FIREWORK SAFETY AND YOUR DOG

Here’s a quick list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to dogs and fireworks:

DODON’T
Keep dogs indoors, and in a crate or cozy roomBring dogs to fireworks displays
Muffle noises with curtains, blankets, or soft musicAcknowledge their fear – it will add to their anxiety
Check fencing for holes to prevent escapeLet them off leash outside of a fenced area during fireworks season
Ensure properly fitted collars + updated tagsPanic! — Your pup needs you to stay calm
Offer added exercise during the day, to help stave off extra energy laterForget to give them extra love & treats


No one likes to see their pup in distress, but follow our fireworks guide, and we’re certain that you’ll be on your way to a stress-free summer in no time.




SOURCE: “I AND LOVE AND YOU” Pet Blog – Visit full article at:
Dogs & Fireworks: Why Are Dogs Scared of Fireworks?


Don’t Forget Fireworks Impact Veterans & Those with PTSD:

https://theconversation.com/fireworks-can-torment-veterans-and-survivors-of-gun-violence-with-ptsd-heres-how-to-celebrate-with-respect-for-those-who-served-141731

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