So, we’re getting close to bonfire night, which is great for a lot of us but for some of our furry friends, it’s not their favourite time of the year…
Help your dog Fight their Firework Fears with Ralph & Macs top tips:
F etch a Guru Trip bone to help distract your pooch and keep them busy.
I f you know a dog who isn’t scared of Fireworks, keep them together to show your dog there’s no need to be afraid.
R eplay thunderstorm/firework noises working up to the events, starting quietly in the background and gradually increase the volume, to help your furiend desensitise to loud bangs while doing something they enjoy.
E ntertain your dog by playing with them and ignore the fireworks yourself.
W alk them in daylight hours, making sure they’re wearing their Guruvy collar, then keep them indoors when the fireworks are likely to be set off.
O nce your dog shows signs of fear, such as barking, remember not to punish them as it will only make things worse in the long run.
R emember to act normal/calm. If you make a fuss, your four legged friend will think there’s something to worry about…
K eep your windows and curtains closed and play music/watch an action movie to muffle the sound of fireworks.
S afe haven, this is what you need to create for your dog. A hiding place you can make as snug and secure as possible. They may already have a place they like to go to, such as a bed or if they don’t, create one for them (a while in advance) so your dog knows it’s their safe place when fireworks are in the air.
Stay Safe & enjoy the celebrations Geeksters!
Lots of love,
Ralph & Mac xx