While this time of the year will be so much fun to us it could be a bit stressful to our doggies. The unexpected noise and loud could cause stress, anxiety and unpredictable reactions in a lot of them.
Use our quick tips to keep your dog happy and safe as the fireworks light up the sky!
Dogs in fenced yards could make their way out to escape the intense sounds of the fireworks. Your home can provide a sense of security as it will help to minimise the noise.
2. Update their ID and microchips
Some nervous dogs will make a great effort to run away when they get over stimulated by the explosions. For this reason, it’s very important to have their microchips and your contact details on your dog’s tag updated, in case they are successful in making their great escape!
3. Give them a safe place/room to hide
Select a room in your house where your pet can hide for the duration of the fireworks. Pick the room that is least impacted by the noise and that you can close off so your pet feels safer. Don’t forget to remove sharp items or things that could break in case your pet starts jumping or running around.
4. Keep them entertained
Give him familiar toys like balls or chewing toys. Another great idea is to give him something super yummy to keep him focused on it; this might even help to create a positive association with fireworks.
If you are planning to be away from home don’t forget to book a pet sitter for your dog, they can provide him company and make him feel safe.