Fireworks always look amazing and can make people feel wonderful and even hopeful. There is just something so beautiful about the fireworks. The designs and how they form and look above can make anyone gasp in amazement and their sounds make everyone look forward to the beautiful picture they would create.
Sadly, our dogs don't share the same feeling and excitement. Fireworks display or event is not something they look forward to hearing. If you have been a fur parent for a long time now, you are already aware that dogs can be so anxious, scared, and fidgety when there is a firework. So, how to calm your dog during fireworks? What are the things you can do to help your dog when there is going to be a firework display?
If you want to learn helpful tips about how to prepare your dog for fireworks, below we prepared some helpful tips and advice.
Prepare your dog
Hours before a firework display you can walk your dog outside. This is not only a good exercise but it might also tire your dog enough to rest early and not experience or face the whole effect or impact of the fireworks display.
Prepare a safe and comfortable hiding place inside the house
Make or create a comfortable hiding place for your dog. Be sure that the area is very comfortable.
Avoid letting them see the firework
When you know your dog doesn't take it easy when he or she sees a firework display, ensure that they will not see it as much as possible. Close the windows, curtains, and doors that can make them see the fireworks going on.
Try masking the noise with others that are more acceptable
To drown out the noise that is causing your dog to feel anxious and restless you can try to open the television or the radio. They can help lessen the noise of the firework.
Don't just give them one room to roam around
Do not confine your dog to only one room. If they want to roam around the other part of the house it is good if they are able to. Even though you created a hiding or safe place, be sure that they can still go out of it in case that they want to.
Help them see in you that there is nothing to be scared about
Act normal and not anxious or scared. When you move like you are anxious or scared your dog will more likely be anxious and scared too. Act normal and show them that there is nothing to be scared about. Seeing you all relaxed and not feeling anxiously might help your dog see that they should not be scared because you are all relaxed.
Make sure that doors and windows that can be used to escape are all closed
Scared or anxious dogs can immediately look for an escape once the fireworks start. So make it certain that the doors and windows are all closed.
Make sure they are supervised
If there is going to be a fireworks display and you know your dog is scared, it is important that they are supervised and not left on their own. Supervise them yourself or have someone to do it if you are really busy. What is important is that they are not left on their own.