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Old 06-27-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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i bought a thundershirt and they are selling them at petsmart now so that was great and they will give you your money back if it does not work on your dog . I guess I will find out this holiday and if it does not work I will be taking it back . LOL !!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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My dog is not 'afraid' of fireworks,exactly but the "booms" make him unfortable. Unfortunately, I live in one of those places where any Joe on the street can purchase fireworks. And every Joe does. After learning the hard way last year we will be spending two nights in a hotel. The hotel is not in a residential area so there are very few people around at night to shoot off fireworks.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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What else???
I go hide under the bed with them.

It's nice to be in a state that money burners are illegal, but you know how it is, there's always inconsiderate nedrecks that have to smuggle them in from other states and watch their money go up in smoke.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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We had a cocker who would run up to the lit firework, and stand over it barking. I'm surprised he never got his face blown off.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Canada
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My male GSD is deathly afraid of fireworks. A few weeks ago the town bordering our land had a celebration, none of which I realised until the fireworks started. The shock waves hit right off our house. It was 11 o`clock at night, and I was in my jammies, but I took the dogs in the SUV and off we went. I drove as far as I had to to get away from the sound of fireworks. And then we came home.

Car rides soothe my dog and I've done that during thunderstorms as well, although that isn't always possible.

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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My community/state has very permissive fireworks legislation over the Independence Day holiday, and it sounds like a war zone for about five days surrounding the holiday, and it is definitely widespread. Nothing much throws my dog into a panic EXCEPT for fireworks and angry, raised voices. If my SO and I argue, he tries to fit himself into a less-than-a-foot-wide space between the bed and wall. Same thing when the fireworks start. We learned our first Fourth with him not to take him outside really after dark. If we go watch fireworks, I will crate him (as I do whenever we leave), but he'll likely get scared and pee all over himself. I'll put on a music channel and turn it up as loud as I can, but he'll still feel the explosions. We used to use Clomicalm for separation anxiety when we first adopted him, and that might take the edge off. I may see about refilling a prescription.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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We had a cocker who would run up to the lit firework, and stand over it barking. I'm surprised he never got his face blown off.
I had a malamute growing up who would try to spar with them...go up and bite at one. She was tough as nails, no fear.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I also can't picture my dog doing anything with a thundershirt except for shredding it to ribbons.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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My oldest dog could care less about fireworks, heck he sleeps though the most violent storms. My newest one I have no idea......
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I turn up the radio and try to calm my dog. She did okay until last year when our state started allowing mortar type aerial fireworks. The booming and pop noises from those made my dog react as if there was someone intruding in her territory. Wouldn't have been THAT bad if she weren't blind. She'd react to the noise by jumping off furniture and running into walls or furniture to get outside to bark at the noise. It stresses me out to have to watch her so she doesn't injure herself trying to get outside.

Hoping that with our wildfire issues here, that our city will limit firework use to those that stay on the ground and not allow aerials this year.
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