Dog Owner Shares His Trick To Help Keep Your Pets Calm During Fireworks

Given the time of year that it is, pets are often getting distressed by the fireworks going off.

Recently, one upset dog owner shared on Facebook how her eighteen-week-old terrier named Molly  “died of fright” after suffering a heart attack following all the “loud bangs going off” over the weekend.

More than half a million people have already signed a petition calling for firework rules to be changed, suggesting a restriction of private use as well as the reduction of maximum noise levels permitted.

With pet owners facing another challenge come Guy Fawkes Night, one dog trainer and walker is sharing his tips on how to prepare your dogs and keep them calm during future firework displays.

Writing on the Bulldog Bob’s K9 Services Facebook page, Charles Steward showed off his two American Bulldogs who were calmly sleeping as a loud firework display goes off on the TV.

Image: Bulldog Bob’s K9 Services

Charles explained that the male dog had been “petrified” of the bright flashes and loud noises, however, he now shrugs them off thanks to his technique.

Well in advance of fireworks going off, Charles suggests playing YouTube videos of fireworks on the television, starting off quietly so that they can “hear the big bangs but not so it will terrify them” before building up the intensity over time – slowly of course.

Charles, whose business in Surrey is focused on working to help dogs that others wouldn’t want to work with, said, “I thought I would use my two as an example for ways of getting around anxiety and fear of fireworks. You should be doing this months and months in advance of fireworks night. Build up and up and up so if they’re outside having a pee when one goes off, it’s not going to terrify them.”

Image: Bulldog Bob’s K9 Services

He then added, “This is what people should be doing at home instead of petitioning to ban fireworks – it’s never going to happen. We should be resolving the problem not moaning about it. I do feel sorry for the dogs that get scared but we should be doing things to prevent it.”

How you can help with your dogs anxiety towards fireworks instead of moaning on fb!

Posted by Bulldog Bob on Monday, November 4, 2019

0

Comment on the Story Below

Related Posts

June 18, 2015

An Absolutely Staggering Number

I want you to think of a number: Six hundred million. It’s a very big

June 18, 2015

Why Socialization Is Important

You might be wondering why dog socialization is so important — I have an entire

June 18, 2015

Why Dog Owners Have An Advantage

Have you ever considered how walking a dog could benefit your health? Walking your pup

Comments – Rules , Boundaries & Limitations

At Cesar’s Way , we strive to be a single pack, and packs have rules, and limitations. Here are ours for the comments:

  •  No bullying or harassment of fellow commenters. Keep it civil!
  • No foul language or obscenities, please.
  • No posting of external links

Also, please note that because of volume , we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs. You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however Thank you for reading our articles and sharing your thoughts with the pack!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Tips From Cesar & The Pack

Don’t get left out of the doghouse! Sign up now to make sure you’re up to date on the latest happenings!

Trending Today

Trending This Week