Our 2 dogs live mainly in the kitchen/diner area of the house, and are outside in the gardens a lot of the time. They are not allowed in the rest of the house.
Last night they were frightened and scratching at the internal hall doorway because of the fireworks. I let them into the living room with us. Tonight was the same. They are terribly noise sensitive and were hyperventillating.i went upstairs and heard DH shouting at them telling them to go to their beds. We then had an argument.
DH says it is my fault they are scratching the door because I let them through to the living room. I said no, they were scratching because they were scared and I let them into the living room because of that. Anyway he sent them back to the kitchen and one of them has had diahorrea all over the floor and wet everywhere. They are able to get outside, they just didn't because they were terrified of the loud bangs.
Next week they won't be bothered about coming through. I know this because they are 8yo and it is the same story every year.i am very cross with DH and I told him so. I made him come and clean up their "protest" poo. We are now not speaking. AIBU?
Terriers ears are so sensitive that firework bangs can hurt them rather than frighten them, so your dh is being u for shouting. You are, however, both being U to not have a plan in place for this. If you have a cage/crate, put a blanket over most of it, in a room with you, as far away from the noise as you can get. I do this with mine. The blanket makes them feel safe and having you close is reassurance for them. Also, the bangs will be muffled if they're in a room with normal noise in the background (radio / tv and talking). For their sakes, please try this x
Our lab quivers and pants when the fireworks are on. She is not normally allowed upstairs - yesterday she crept up whilst we were putting the DCs to bed. Her whole body screamed fear.
We told her to go back down - she did about 3 steps down and then crept back up. We pretended not to see her for then length of time it took me to extricate myself from the bedtime routine and I went down with her. She is still not happy when with us but at least she does not shake.
Tonight I persuaded DH he could do bedtime and I would stay down with the dog and drink We will do this until fireworks are over.
Oh and I love my dog but she has never been allowed on the furniture or upstairs.
Will I be shot down for saying my dog is not allowed beyond the kitchen and utility room? He even sleeps outside all year round. He is not allowed on the furniture and definitely not upstairs. He is at work all day with my farmer husband and seems happy enough apart from at this time of the year when the fireworks are happening.
He is 12 years old and we have tried everything to desensitise him to the fireworks. Nothing works. I now build a den each year in the utility room and he goes inside it and shakes for hours. We don't put him out in his kennel unless he has stopped shaking. If he was shaken up so badly he has an accident - thats no big deal to me as its not done on purpose. Fortunately no indoor accidents so far.