Fireworks frighten dogs
Protect your dog inside
Keep your dog inside because more dogs go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year.
Watch out for dogs running away from the sound of fireworks.
Tips for keeping your dog calm during loud noises
“In response to a question about thunderstorm anxiety, in his June 24, 2008, column, well-known veterinarian Michael Fox suggests, “Wrapping a dog quite tightly in a thin towel or small blanket can do miracles, giving anxious dogs a feeling of security. Cut an old cotton sheet and get your dog used to being wrapped around the torso like a mummy. This action can help many dogs cope with thunderstorms and fireworks.” Why I Hate Fireworks by All-Creatures.org
Calm your dog all year
“University of Washington psychologist James Ha, a specialist in animal behavior, has several suggestions, each with its own set of pros and cons.
Ha, an associate professor with a side business as an animal behavior consultant, says there are three main ways to handle noise phobias: management, treatment and drugs.”
For readers who live with worried or scared dogs, read more on Science Daily Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety
By Deborah Taylor-French on Dog Leader Mysteries
What works to calm your dog?
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