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« on: October 07, 2014, 09:27:12 PM »
Dogs and Loud Noises like fireworks or storms

Upto 50% of dogs may be effected by fear of loud noises. Things like thunderstorms or fireworks are the most common triggers to fear response but also loud bangs like gun bangs, vacuum cleaner and microwave pings can effect some dogs.

As this gets worse the dog may associate things with their fear of loud noise like rain or dark clouds these being things that occur before loud noises like thunderstorms occur.
The above video provides general advice for understanding why dogs get fear of loud noises and what you can do to help them.
 firework fear in dogs can make them hide under beds

Dogs like to hide in quiet places like under beds when the loud noises like fireworks and thunderstorms scare them.

Signs Your Dog has Fear of Loud Noises

If you are wondering whether your dog is having trouble coping with loud noises, check this list of symptoms below:
•Trembling and shaking
•Clinging to owners
•Barking excessively
•Cowering and hiding behind furniture
•Trying to run away
•Soiling the house
•Pacing and panting
•Refusing to eat

  The following are the top tips to help your dog cope with fireworks.
1.Provide a den or hiding place where your dog can feel safe.
2.Increase your dog's feeling of security by plugging in an   Adaptil diffuser   as close to the den or hiding place as possible, start using the diffuser at least a few days before fireworks are expected.
3.Ignore fearful behaviour, such a panting, shaking and whining. Dogs may pick up on their owner’s anxiety which could make the problem worse.
4.In the run up to Bonfire Night walk your dog when it is still light outside. This reduces the possibility of fireworks being set off and your dog becoming worried.
5.Make sure all windows, doors and cat flaps are securely closed during fireworks night. This will reduce the chances of your pets escaping.
6.Provide distractions, for example new toys or chews, while fireworks are happening. Draw curtains and switch on the TV to mask the noise from the fireworks.
7.Try not to leave your pets alone while fireworks are going off, pets will be more relaxed when they have a familiar person with them during this time.
8.DO NOT punish your pet! This will only make your pet more distressed.

« Last Edit: October 07, 2014, 09:31:52 PM by alfiesmummy »
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