Keep your dog indoors during the evenings and at night as much as possible.
Exercise your dog well during the earlier part of the day.
Minimise the firework noise by closing windows, doors and playing a radio.
Reduce stress from flashing fireworks by closing curtains and put the TV on.
Don’t leave your pet home alone if they are anxious.
Comfort an anxious dog – try distractions like a game or toy if possible. Don't ignore your dog if they are anxious, it's fine to talk to them and comfort them but try some distraction techniques too. If you seem anxious it can make the dog more anxious, try to seem calm, relaxed and confident.
Build a temporary ‘den’ for your dog to hide in using chairs, blankets and dog beds.
Try using some dog calming products available from most pet stores, start using them a few weeks before the stressful event
Update your dogs microchip details and ensure they are always wearing an ID disc with your current details. Every year Elite Dog Training helps unfortunate members of the public in searching for dogs that panicked at fireworks and escaped.
BE AWARE that fireworks can go off at any time – day or night. Keep flight risk dogs on a lead at all times while on walks and keep close to home if necessary.