Many dogs are bothered by the sound of explosions throughout neighborhoods. We spoke with trainer John Lopez, of the Howliday Inn Pet Resort, about some tips and tricks to keep dogs worry free through the weekend.
Rather than holding onto your dog Lopez suggests calming emotions by turning your dog on his or her side and gently massaging it’s shoulders and flank areas. He says the gentle massage should calm the dog without reinforcing anxiety.
Thunder shirts or a similar tight fitting shirt can also be a helpful option because the pressure takes your dog's focus away from the fireworks.
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