photo by: Jessica Trinh on Flickr
While this time of the year will be so much fun to us it could be a bit stressful to our doggies. The unexpected noise and loud could cause stress, anxiety and unpredictable reactions in a lot of them.
Here are some tips to keep your dog happy and safe during these happy times:
1. Keep them indoors: Dogs in fenced yards could make their way out to escape the sounds. Your home can provide them a sense of security as it will help to minimise the noise.
2. Update their ID and microchips: Some very nervous dogs will make a great effort to run away, this is why it’s very important to have their microchips and your contact details updated on your dog’s tag.
3. Give them a safe place/room to hide: Select a room in your house where your pet can hide for the duration of the fireworks. Pick the room that is least impacted by the noise and that you can close off so your pet feels safer. Don’t forget to remove sharp items or things that could break in case your pet starts jumping or running around.
4. Keep them entertained: Give him familiar toys like balls or chewing toys. Another great idea is to give him something super yummy to keep him focused on it; this might even help to create a positive association with fireworks.
If you are planning to be away from home don't forget to book a pet sitter for your dog, they can provide him company and make him feel safe.
Mad Paws Pty Ltd