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Keeping Dogs Feeling Safe During Fireworks

“Lately, during fireworks I just want to hug my dogs.”  -Jodi

 

According to Cesar Milan

1. Preparation

Arrange to have your dog in a place where there won’t be loud fireworks displays

2. Accommodation

If you cannot take your dog to a place away from fireworks, then have a travel kennel at home for her to feel safe in.

3. Acclimation

The best way to prepare your dog for fireworks is to make sure he’s comfortable with the sound in advance.

4. Sedation

If you do find it necessary to use medication or a thundershirt to calm your dog during the fireworks, remember that you must introduce any such tool at the right time, conditioning your dog to understand that the medication or thundershirt is there to bring them to a calm state.

5. Communication

If you are going to be with your dog during the fireworks, sending the calming message that they are nothing to worry about will also help him to relax. Remember, though, while humans communicate with words, dogs communicate with energy.

 


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