Helping Your Pets Cope With Firework Season
As the dark nights draw in the season for fireworks and loud noises is underway. There are a number of ways you can protect your pet and ensure they are at ease throughout the winter months.
Signs That Your Dog is Scared of Fireworks:
- Ears back
- Excessive panting
- Hiding Away
- Barking Excessively
- Messing in the house
When you hear fireworks ensure that all windows and doors are shut. Close all of the curtains and turn on the TV or play music to hide the sounds of loud bangs. Consider distractions such as chews, tops or playing a game with your dog to occupy them. Ensure on bonfire night/ New Year’s Eve to walk your dog early in the evening when it is still light to avoid walking them when fireworks have begun and don’t leave them on their own in the house when they are going off.
The most important thing to consider is NEVER punishing your dog for displaying unwanted behaviors as a result of fireworks this will cause more distress.
This will help ease your dog and lower the stresses that fireworks cause for your canine friends: