Give the comfort to your dog that they give to you
The 4th of July is coming up and that means lots of celebrations and fireworks. Fireworks you say? Just then your dog’s ears perk up and they scamper over into the corner and hide. You think what’s wrong? What did I say? You hug your dog and it clicks. They are afraid of fireworks. You say FIREWORKS again. They bark! You get it!
You go online and you start searching for what is it about fireworks that make your dog whimper!
You find that the top four reasons are:
1. They’re Loud
Most fireworks make some kind of loud sound. Dogs have a more acute sense of hearing than humans, so those loud booms, crackles and whistles are alarming.
2. They’re Unpredictable
You expect fireworks on holidays like the Fourth of July, but for your dog, it’s just another day. Those firecrackers come without warning. The loud noises and flashing lights sound and look different each time. Plus, they come at different intervals, so dogs can’t get used to them.
3. They Pose a Threat
The noise and unpredictability of fireworks lead many dogs to perceive them as a threat. This triggers their fight-or-flight response. Your dog may bark at the noises or try to run away and hide. He may show other signs of anxiety, too, like restlessness, panting, pacing and whining.
4. Fireworks Make Dogs Feel Trapped
Fireworks are inescapable on holidays like Independence Day. So if the noises trigger your dog’s flight response, he will try to run from the threat. Unfortunately, there’s often nowhere to go, as you can still hear those loud booms indoors.
You lay your head down on the keyboard feeling defeated and begin to cry, thinking how can I put my dog through this! Your dog comes over to you lays your head in your lap, with their big eyes looking back at you trying to comfort you, and you know you have to do something!
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