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There's likely to be Firework parties taking place from tonight right through the weekend so bear a thought for your pets.

Walk your dog a little earlier than usual and make sure it's settled in a safe place before any bangs and flashes start going off.

It's not really a great idea to take a dog to a fireworks display, even a back garden display. If you're leaving your dog alone on fireworks night close your curtains to keep the flashes of light out and turn on the television or radio to provide a background noise.

If you have a puppy or nervous older dog it's best not to leave it. There's some evidence to suggest nervous dogs are calmed by a tight fitting wrap sometimes called a thunder jacket. If your dog is very nervous of the fireworks you could try wrapping a towel around its body reasonably firmly but don't force the issue if your dog objects in any way.

Cats can also be spooked by the fireworks. Consider keeping your cat in until after the displays and fireworks parties are likely to be over.

For help with any aspect of dog behaviour and training contact Kevin on 01288353185 (before 9am or after 5pm is best) or email


By kevincolwill at 14:08 on 02/11/12


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