As the Fourth of July draws near, it’s important to remember that the loud and sudden sounds from fireworks can cause distress and unease for dogs nationwide.
Consider some of these helpful tips to help prepare your hearing dog for the holiday:
Firstly, plan some extra exercise to help them release any built-up energy. This can include a game of fetch in the yard or practicing tricks and commands for mental stimulation.
Secondly, provide them with a safe and familiar sleeping environment, such as a cozy bed or crate.
Thirdly, keep them indoors with the windows and curtains closed. You may want to provide some white noise or calming music to help drown out the fireworks.
Lastly, please ensure they wear a collar with up-to-date identification in case they get spooked and run off.
By taking these simple steps, you can help to ensure that your hearing dog stays safe and happy on the 4th of July. Remember, while it’s a fun and festive holiday for humans, it can be stressful and scary for your furry companions. So be sure to give them the extra love and attention they need to feel secure and comfortable.