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.
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.