Here are some simple tips to help your dog this firework season

1)      Find local firework nights and ask neighbours if they’re planning fireworks so you can plan around them

2)      Walk earlier when it is still light

3)      Stay at home

4)      Feed a large, earlier dinner and stick the heating on to create an environment to settle

5)      Create a safe space for your dog, either creating a den or cosy area to increase settling in a quiet spot

6)      Providing enrichment that encourages calming behaviours such as snuffle/licki matts (if your dog enjoys these)

7)      Offer comfort and reassurance to your dog but allow them to be alone if that’s what they prefer

8)      Close blinds/windows and muffle distant sounds with TV or radio

9)      Accompany your dog into the garden if they need the toilet (If your dog is a flight risk you can put your dog on lead in the garden)

10)   If your dog struggles with fireworks speak to your vet in advance to prescribe medication