Ways To Prepare Your Dog for 4th of July Fireworks
Fourth of July is almost here so we all need a few reminders to keep your furry family members calm during the festivities!
1. Check with your vet about medications
If your dog gets very anxious about noises call your vet as soon as you can as this may be a long-term problem. Phobias tend to get worse without treatment and are not something to be taken lightly.
2. Play sound or music
Besides television or music, try other sound distractions to keep your dog calm:
- White noise machine
- Run your dishwasher
- Turn on your air conditioner
- Start your washer/dryer
- Turn on a fan (ceiling or floor)
3. Create a safe place
Pups will seek a place to hide so your dog feels comfortable locating and being in their safe space. Consider darkening any windows nearby with a cover if necessary.
4. Counter-condition to noises
Get some gourmet treats your dog have never experienced before. Use these special treats only for noises.