I know this post might be a little early but there were fireworks going off last weekend before the puppies left and I decided this would be a perfect topic to discuss.
Dogs are naturally scared of fireworks. The sound and vibrations effect them differently than humans and they just plain do not understand what the hell is going on. It is our job to protect them from injury, too much anxiety and worst of all running away.
Duke is the most scared of thunderstorms, fireworks and guns of any of our dogs. He never had a bad experience, he is just naturally scared of that noise. His preservation response is to flee into the deepest room in our basement. Our part in that has to be to make sure that he has access to what he needs to protect himself. By that I mean, I dont leave him locked in the mudroom, outside or in a crate when there is an event like fireworks, a thunderstorm or shooting going on.
He NEEDS to be able to flee to a safe place and relax.
Plan for your dogs protection during the fireworks.
It is just as important as planning the grocery list and beer run!!!
Be safe out there!
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