The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Summer celebrating calls for barbecues, parades, swimming, and of course fireworks. But those stellar firework shows typically create significant stress for our furry friends. It's important for them to have a safe space like our custom dog kennels to seek shelter in.
The American Kennel Club gives the following helpful tips for keeping your dog feeling safe and secure during fireworks.
- Keep your dog inside.
- Ensure your dog has proper identification in case they are frightened enough to run away. Microchips and accurate collar IDs are always a must.
- Create a calm environment for your dog to escape the smell, sounds, and lights of the fireworks. Our custom kennels are a great option for providing a comfortable and familiar spot. Or you can consider turning on the TV for some background noise. AKC has a channel just for dogs.
Another helpful idea is to softly play the sound of fireworks before the holiday to acclimate your dog to the sound. This can teach the dog to not associate those sounds with a threat.
According to the American Kennel Club, more dogs go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year, which tells us the stress that fireworks cause for dogs shouldn’t be understated.
This year, take some early precautions so that your whole family can enjoy a wonderful holiday.