SPRINGFIELD, Mo- Every year dogs have been known to panic, hide, or even run away on the Fourth of July.

We have some tips from OneMind Dogs on how to keep your four legged friends calm and safe this holiday weekend.

  • Exude a Calm Attitude, dogs automatically associate the emotion surrounding an experience with the event itself. Your dog will mirror your behavior with the fireworks.
  • Lead with Body Language, Soothing words may help you but body language is what your dog will naturally understand and respond to. Show your dog that it’s okay to hide in a safe place by showing them where to go.
  • Reassure with Small Treat Portions, reward your dog by using small treats.

For more information about OneMind Dogs you can go to their website here.