Many dogs are scared of fireworks. My dog used to be an exception, he would just bark at them and want to go out and chase them. As he’s got older he’s become more scared. Some dogs are terrified.
What can you do to keep your dog calm on November 5th?
- Don’t take your dog out at night when fireworks are going off. Walk your dog earlier in the day when it is still light
- Make sure all windows are shut to muffle out the sound
- Play music or have the television on to mask the noise. If you’re going to a display you can leave the radio on while you are out.
- Create a comfy corner or hiding place for your dog where he/she can feel secure
- If you can be at home with your dog that’s great! If you can’t, try to have someone sit with your pet while you are out
- If you’re having a display yourself make sure your dog is moved to the quietest area of the house
- Try using a *calming spray
A calming spray such as Pet Remedy contains a blend of essentials oils to help calm the nerves of anxious or stressed pets and is available as a spray, *plugin diffuser and atomiser.
Fireworks are often let off during the days leading up to and after November the 5th so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your dog before and after the actual event.
Here are some popular products and information to help nervous dogs.
ADAPTIL Calm Home 30 day starter kit. Diffuser and refill, helps dog cope with behavioural issues and life challenges – 48mlPet Remedy Natural De Stress & Calming 120 Day Starter KitPets Purest 100% Natural Calm PRO Calming Aid Supplement for Dogs Cats Horses Rabbits Birds Pets – Reduces Anxiety & Stress – Separation Anxiety, Aggression, Loud Noises, Fireworks & Kennels (50ml)From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias