Now is the time to start preparing your dog for Fireworks. It may seem like a while away, but a bit of action now can save a lot of anguish later.
Dogs are far more sensitive to sounds and vibrations than we are, so are understandably scared by fireworks. It is also very hard to get them to understand that we we are letting off small explosive devices to celebrate someone trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, and that this is just for fun.
Until we can get dogs to understand us a bit better the 5 tips below will help you and our pooch have the most enjoyable fireworks night that you can.
A tired dog is a well-behaved dog
This is true for most behavioural problems in dogs. Making sure that they are well exercised and tired will help with dogs becoming anxious and startled. Fireworks are now often let off as soon as it gets to dusk, so try to make sure that you get your dog exercised early enough to avoid the fireworks outside.
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