The big booms of firework season may already be upon your neighborhood. For many dogs this is a very stressful time. Take some basic steps to help manage your dog's environment.
Prevent loss of your pet by having dog tags that are readable with a current phone number and be sure to update any pet recovery information on the internet you may have such as through HomeAgain.com. Micro chipping is also a popular option but it is only effective if you have completed the registration and kept your information up to date.
Look for the places that your pet naturally goes for comfort. Is his hiding place the bathtub, in your closet or in the basement? Take a cue from Fido and set up some comfort items in the areas that he wants to go for safety. Prepare a stuffed Kong and a favorite toy of distraction. Put a white noise cover over the partying outside by running a fan, or some comforting music like what is available Through a Dog's Ear.
There is no such this as spoiling a dog who is anxious and frightened.Cuddling up when your dog is fearful is therapeutic for him and gives you peace of mind that he is safe inside until the bang, crack and boom of the fireworks fizzle.