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Old 06-26-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Most, if not all dogs, are afraid of fireworks.
What do you do to calm your pet ?
Bob.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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I've had 5 dogs as an adult, and not one is or was afraid of fireworks. I don't know how I got so lucky, but it's true. I think a lot of what to do depends on how afraid the dog is. What have you tried in the past?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: LawnGuyLind, NY / Sarasota, FL
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My dog is afraid of EVERYTHING - people, music, cars, noises - but not fireworks.
Weird.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, none of our dogs are afraid of fireworks...sorry.

They keep advertising this thunder jacket...dunno if that really works or what.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I just keep her inside, in her crate.

It gets pretty crazy here, it sounds like a war zone on New Year's and for several hours on July 4th, but she mostly only freaks out if she's outside.

It's really sad, whenever there are fireworks here I always see lots of big dogs dead on the highways, I think they get freaked out and just take off running.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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The get a dose of Happy Traveler and they relax.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Melatonin can help too.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:15 AM
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Location: in my living room
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I bring my two in on the 4th and New Years and let them spend the night in the house. Daisy isnt afraid but Tripper panics. He panics at any loud noises.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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I have one dog that's more scared than the other one is when it comes to noises like fireworks and thunderstorms. Aside from us and the inside distractions of tv and whatever else is going on at the time, she has her big brother dog to run too. Oh, she's not too keen on people making fart noises either
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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I just keep her inside, in her crate.

It gets pretty crazy here, it sounds like a war zone on New Year's and for several hours on July 4th, but she mostly only freaks out if she's outside.

It's really sad, whenever there are fireworks here I always see lots of big dogs dead on the highways, I think they get freaked out and just take off running.
July 5th is one of, if not the, busiest days of the year at most animal shelters.

Of our five dogs, only one is scared of fireworks, that I know of. It was more of a problem where we used to live, but since we always lived in apartments it was never as bad as living on a regular street in a neighborhood. I would just keep her inside, leave the tv on, maybe give her a sedative if I felt it necessary (she is also scared of thunderstorms). However, as she's gotten older it doesn't seem to bother her as much.

I haven't seen the rest of our pack around fireworks. Where we live, most people don't shoot them off.
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