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Robin Evans

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6 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

We're almost into fireworks season and my doggy is frightened witless.  One bang and he's a frightened quivering wreck. 

Any advice welcomed

Take him to the vet who will give him a supply of tranquilizers, probably diazepam.

On bonfire night stay with him and try to comfort him

Keep the curtains and Windows shut to decadent noise and reduce flash.

Even then it will probably be traumatic for the poor little ######.

 

Edited by Tongs ya bas

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feliway do a plug in diffuser to calm cats for the same reason.I would be surprised if a canine version wasn't available robin.

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I've got a border collie and he hates noise, couple of years its been so noisy round him we've put him in the car and taken him for a drive for a couple of hours, seemed to do the trick. 

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Thundershirt.

There are firework CD's/downloads that you can use as graded desensitisation. i.e. start small bangs within your control, start asap.

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17 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

We're almost into fireworks season and my doggy is frightened witless.  One bang and he's a frightened quivering wreck. 

Any advice welcomed

Advice from Mrs Ackroman

The most successful solution is to train your dog to ignore the sounds. You can buy a CD with various noises on it from fireworks to police sirens. The idea is to put this on in the background while playing with your dog, grooming it, anything really that is a positive distraction. You must repeat the exercise regularly, gradually increasing the noise hopefully to the point where the dog doesn't care any more. The herbal stuff can help but doesn't tackle the issue head on.

Edit: Just seen Hindles Post

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