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Preparing Your Dogs for the 4th of July

Preparing Your Dogs for the 4th of July

June 30, 2022

Fireworks like the 4th of July! The 4th of July can be a pretty busy holiday and if you would be hosting, then you would need to prepare ahead for your pets. Here are some tips that would help your preparation along: 

Prepare them for People  

This goes both ways. First, you need to ensure that your pet is well socialized and would not get skittish and aggressive when around people. In essence, this is something you need to have determined previously. Also, be sure to notify your guests about your pet in the event of any of them having allergies and so that they are prepared, generally. 

You might have to keep your pet in their crate if they get too stressed, and so you should have that ready. 

Prepare them for Fireworks 

Fireworks can startle your pet significantly and possibly even cause a panic or anxiety attack. 

Fireworks and dogs do not go together because of the flashing lights, loud bangs, and the unpleasant smell that results from combustion of explosives. Also, given that the fireworks would be coming from different directions, your dog may have a hard time comprehending what is happening. As a result, it is best to keep them away from it. 

Prepare them for BBQs 

BBQs imply roasted meat and the aroma is no doubt going to have your dog hanging around the grill. If you know that your dog is well trained and would not be naughty, you could leave them to hang around. Otherwise, it is best to keep them in a different space. Of course, be sure to reserve their share so that they get a feel of the 4th of July celebrations. 

Conclusion 

If your dog would not be on a leash, ensure that they cannot run away with the people coming and going and the gates opening up so frequently.

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