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    Let's talk fireworks....

    I get a newsletter from a training site and thought this would be good info to share:

    Let's Talk Fireworks!
    Oh boy, July 4th fireworks are coming soon! What fun, hey? That is, if you are a human. Not so much if you are a dog. We may all be best friends, but keep in mind that we don’t share everything. People don’t like to roll in cow pies or dead fish, and dogs don’t enjoy fireworks, so consider these important tips before the July 4th festivities begin:

    1. First and foremost, don’t take your dog out to a July 4th celebration! Period. Even super stable dogs who appear oblivious to loud sounds can be affected by just one especially loud boom. Sometimes you won’t see the symptoms until long after the event, so don’t assume a dog who looks “just fine” isn’t being affected by loud noises.

    2. Better safe than sorry: Be sure that your dog has identification on at all times. Even the most responsible of owners can end up with a dog who slips its collar and runs away (or goes out of a window) during an especially loud burst of sound. Many dogs are lost during firework displays and thunderstorms; don’t let it be one of yours.

    3. If you know that your dog is sound sensitive, plan ahead. Stay home if you can, keep your dog in a quiet place as far away from exterior walls and windows as possible, and consider a range of tools to help a fearful dog cope, from body wraps like “Thundershirts” to soothing music to medication for truly serious cases.

    4. Be aware that “thunder phobia” and “fear of fireworks” are similar conditions. Both are caused by dogs being startled by abrupt, loud noises.

    5. If you’re having house guests over for the holidays and your dog enjoys socializing, remember to still give her some alone time in a quiet place. Even the life of the party gets tired after awhile.

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    Re: Let's talk fireworks....

    Good info! I read that July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters because so many dogs go missing on July 4th! Have a fun and safe holiday everyone!
    Princess, Diva, and Gio<3

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    Ours are all locked up safely .. as always!!!

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    Re: Let's talk fireworks....

    Great info and excellent reminder!


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    Re: Let's talk fireworks....

    Great info, thanks for sharing.
    Have a Great Frenchie Day
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    Re: Let's talk fireworks....

    Great info, thank you so much, this will go a long way

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    Well .. to report back ... mine slept through every bang, whistle and swoosh ......

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