Fireworks and your doggy
With Guy Fawkes Night fast approaching, our pawsome pals at Dogs Trust have come up with some top tips to make sure your poochy pal enjoys a happy and calm evening. High paws!
- Only walk your pooch at times when they are not going to be exposed to fireworks.
- Avoid letting your doggy off the lead when in areas of risk to firework exposure.
- Always make sure your doggy is wearing identification tags, even if you’re just letting them out in the garden to toilet.
- Create a safe place in your home for your doggy to retreat to and have some peace and quiet.
- Keep them busy by engaging them in activities like simple training or food activity toys.
- Try not to leave your doggy alone in the house when fireworks are being used. If you have a regular borrower, why not see if they can look after your doggy even for a few hours whilst the fireworks are going off.
- Close curtains and leave the TV or radio on to try to mask the sound.
Dogs Trust has lots more helpful information, including a specific training plan, that you can read here for more detailed advice. Also, you can always contact your vet to discuss options to help your dog through fireworks season.