MY PUPPY BLOG BY FELICITY & COOPER #4 FIRST BONFIRE NIGHT
It’s 5th of November and you know there will be fireworks popping off around you, or you know you have fireworks planned with your family and you are worried about your dog.
Well here are a few tips that I found or was informed by friends of!
- Weeks before 5th November on the internet just search for fireworks and select a video. Turn the volume up and get the dog use to the loud noises. Do that every now and then. While keeping calm yourself. Stroke the dog.
- When it is 5th November and you are using a crate, put your dog in there so they can stay safe and put music on. If you haven’t got a crate then put the dog inside a room by themselves where they can’t harm themselves with music on.
- You can also look into get a dog safety coat that is for anxiety in dogs that don’t enjoy the fireworks.
- If you are at home and not doing fireworks but you can hear them. Don’t make a big deal about it and if the dog does bark then just tell them it’s okay and get the dog next to you. When the dog is next to you, stroke them and keep saying it’s okay.
Reasons why I have decided to this is a blog is because some owners don’t understand why dogs get anxious at fireworks. Loud bangs can worry a dog. Loud bangs can get dogs thinking they are getting attacked.
I might not be 100% right about this, but this is what has helped my dog!
Always have treats near you and praise them for staying calm. It takes a lot out of an animal when it comes to fireworks.
Look out for my blog next month, as it’s CHRISTMAS. Did I just say that