BorrowMyDoggy BlogHealth and advice3 November 20175 Tips for keeping your dog safe on Bonfire Night

5 Tips for keeping your dog safe on Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is a fun night for humans but for our four legged pals it can be confusing and, sometimes, rather scary. Here are some tips that will make it a smooth night for our human and doggy community.

Walk your dog in the daytime.

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Doggy member Indy

On the 5th November make sure to give your pup their walks in the daytime, when fireworks are unlikely to be set off. This will help avoid accidents and keep you doggy calm.


Create a quiet and/or hiding places for your dog.

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Doggy member Jake

When dogs are scared they tend seek a safe place. Creating a cozy quiet area with their favourite toys and bed can be beneficial. It’s also best not to try and coax them out of their chosen safe spot.


Ensure your doors, windows and curtains are closed.

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Doggy member Baxter and Indy

This will help reduce the noise from the fireworks, it may also be helpful to turn your TV or radio on if your doggy is familiar with the sound.


Adjust your behaviour accordingly.

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Doggy member Juno

If your dog is pacing, whining or hiding in a corner it is best to leave them. However cuddling and stroking can be recommended if it helps to relax them.


Avoid leaving your dog alone.

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Doggy member Jasper

Your presence in the house can help to comfort them, however if you need to leave try not to get angry if they have been destructive or had an accident in your absence.



We hope these tips can help ease your favourite doggy this Bonfire Night. If you have any worries members have access to our 24/7 Vet line via their dashboard.

Have a wooftastic and safe Bonfire Night friends!

Best woofs,

The BorrowMyDoggy Team