Tuesday, 30 June 2015

How To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During Fireworks

How To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During Fireworks With Canada Day (July 1st) coming up tomorrow, it is important that we do not forget our dogs, and their potential fireworks fear and/or phobias. On July 1'st when we are all busy celebrating our countries birthday, our dogs could be feeling fearful, or anxious, or both. I know a lot of us love taking our dogs with us during the celebrations, including myself. Just do your best to remember to keep your dogs best interest at heart. Today, I will be sharing "How To Keep Your Dogs Comfortable During Fireworks" as well as daytime celebrations.


Daytime Celebrations 

  • Remember, it will be hot - bring lots of fresh water for your dog
  • Invest in a good water travel dish
  • Make sure you take plenty of breaks during the day. Rest up in a nice shady area
  • Think of your dog, know your dog! Is your dog comfortable in social settings? Are they anxious around numerous people or events? If so, it may be best to leave your pup at home.
Nighttime Celebrations/Fireworks  

  • Mosquitoes can get bad at night, think about leaving your pup at home
  • Fireworks can be very scary for dogs, so again, think of your dogs best interest, and leave them home for these celebrations. 
  • While your out at the fireworks, leave the Television or radio on. This will help drowned out the sound of the fireworks
  • Always make sure your dog has a safe spot, where they would go, should they become scared.
  • If you stay home with your dog: Do not force him to stay by your side. If he is more comfortable hiding in a corner, let him hide in a corner! Just make sure he knows your there, and he is safe
  • Do not act any different. If you get anxious because you know your dog will become anxious, than he will just get even more anxious! (That was a mouthful!) 
  • Do not baby your dog during fireworks. Do your best to act as if everything is ok, and nothing is out of the ordinary

How To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During Fireworks By following these tips, you can do your part to make the celebrations much more comfortable for your dog. There are also some anxiety wraps you could look into, which can help some dogs relax during fireworks - such as Thundershirt. I love bringing (at least one) of the dogs with me during the daytime celebrations. Last year I brought Koda. He had a blast! This year i'm not sure which husky i'll be bringing, but you can believe that I will have loads of pics for you!


The Sibe Tribe would love to know:
Are Your Pets Scared Of Fireworks?
What do you do to keep them comfortable?

*These tips are also valid for July 4'th celebrations, and any other event where there may be fireworks




26 comments:

  1. I would really like to bring Shiner out to the lake with me on Saturday, but it's always crazy busy there... she'd probably be better off staying at home. I'll have to try and bring her out there on a weekday next time I go. She's not scared of the fireworks, but she doesn't like them!

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    1. My huskies are about the same way. They are not fond of fireworks, but they aren't fans either!

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  2. They don't phase me a bit. I was out in the yard last night watching them in the sky, no problem. Katie used to be scared, but her hearing is going, so not an issue anymore. Out of the blue, Bailie started being scared, but Mom said she was going to nip it in the bud and it seems to be working with treating her following every boom and last night she didn't mind at all, but she doesn't want to be outside which is fine.

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    1. That's great that you pups aren't fearful of fireworks!

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  3. Cricket is especially afraid of fireworks. The other two don't like them, but they don't get as nervous as she does. This year I'm going to try distracting her with a ball, and I also got some all natural anxiety relief pills. Our big problem is that we go to bed early, and I'm never prepared. We don't know which night our neighbor is going to set them off....probably all of them...ugh.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. That would be especially hard having your neighbor set them off!

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  4. We go to a barbecue at my son's during the day but are sure to be home before the fireworks begin. Bentley HATES them. We will be taking all precautions to keep him calm and happy. Pierre barks along with them. It will be a long night. BOL!

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  5. With the 4th coming up, it's probably important where you are, although I doubt we have to worry about it here.

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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    1. Well not the 4'th for me lol. I am Canadian, so ours is July 1'st, which is Canada's birthday :)

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  6. Great advice for the dogs. We're lucky enough that we live in the country. We are far enough out that the noise is not heard (at least by us) and yet close enough we can see the display from the back porch.

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  7. Good tips - luckily we're far from the celebrations around here, but I'm not sure they would bother Jack & Maggie anyways.

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  8. We don't like the noisy fireworks and usually hide under the bed.

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    1. As long as you feel more comfortable under that bed, have at it!!!

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  9. Great tips. I hate fireworks. One idiot here blew his head off by setting a lit firework on his head. They are only supposed to be set off on the holiday but they started here last week (we have many Muslim neighbors and they love to set them off during Ramadan). Makes it hard to sleep when you have to get up early for work.

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  10. Thanks for the great tips, happy canada day.

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  11. Perfect tips for fireworks! I never bring my dogs to an event where there will be fireworks, it's just too loud & chaotic. Even the calmest dog can freak out in an environment like that. We'll all stay home on 4th of July with the TV turned up loud and our dogs INSIDE all night!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Oh I definitely do not bring the dogs with me to the fireworks. Some people live close by to where they are being set off though, and that is mainly the reason for these tips. Anything to help our pups be more comfortable :)

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  12. I know a lot about Huskies but not so much about Malamutes. These differences were really interesting and a bit surprising to me.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed! I'm not sure why this comment ended up here on this post, because I know it was meant for my Siberian Saturday! hahaha!!!

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