Five tips to keep your dog safe on Bonfire Night

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They might be pretty but for our pets, fireworks can be terrifying. Bright flashes and loud bangs with no explanation can be rather worrying for our four-legged friends. If your dog is nervous, here’s how to prepare them for this year’s bonfire night… 

Here are some tips to keep your dogs safe during firework season:

1.Take your dog for a walk during daylight when fireworks are not being let off. 

2. Keep them inside and close the curtains.

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3. Put the TV on a little louder than normal or play some music (don’t upset your neighbours though).

4. If your dog has a safe place such as a crate, encourage them to use it.

5. If your dog is frightened give them lots of cuddles and reassurance. Contrary to what a lot of old school dog trainers would have you believe, you cannot reinforce fear so soothing your dog when they are frightened will help them.

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