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CoffeebyIV Sat 28-Oct-17 21:18:02

Who hates these? I have a 10 month opd Shepsky terrified of these and I feel so so sorry for him.

dantdmistedious Sat 28-Oct-17 22:04:44

Me. My dog is seven and is getting worse each year. Barks and barks and barks and barks. We’ve tried everything and doesn’t make a blind but if difference.

JesusTapdancingChrist Sat 28-Oct-17 22:10:31

Don't get me started angry.

I tore strips off my idiot overgrown manchild ndn earlier tonight for setting a load off right outside my door. Ddog was totally terrified, her whole body was trembling sad and it took an hour of cuddling to get her to calm down.

My other neighbour has a really anxious dog and there's a puppy a few doors up. He knows this. *Inconsiderate ballbag

*May be exactly what I called him.

Bloody things should be banned.

My Springer is on CBD oil for his epilepsy. I’m going to try giving him a couple of extra drops to see if that helps with the fireworks this year.

LucieLucie Sat 28-Oct-17 22:22:55

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/201947

I agree. I think fireworks should only be allowed at licensed public displays.

Every year animals are killed and traumatised by these being set off between mid October and bloody January.

My dog is a nervous wreck angry

Whitney168 Sun 29-Oct-17 09:24:32

My dog who hates fireworks does very well on Serene-Um, available over the counter in most pet stores. I don't give him anywhere near the recommended dose, as it knocks him out entirely, but half if the fireworks are bad, quarter if there are just a few seems to have him quite comfortable.

BiteyShark Sun 29-Oct-17 09:29:01

My dog was spooked by fireworks last night whilst having a pee in the garden. He tried to jump back in the house but the patio doors were closed and went smack into the glass. Fortunately no obvious injuries but it shook both me and him up sad

missbattenburg Sun 29-Oct-17 10:09:36

I don't know about banning them from all but public displays as they can cause problems for nervous dogs that live near them, too. I'd rather see some sustained education on how experiences in the first 14-16 weeks of a puppies life shape their phobias for the rest of their lives.

Dogs born in early autumn, for example, typically show less fear of loud bangs - presumably because they were the right age to absorb the experience when Bonfire Night came around. Helping people understand that they must expose their dogs to loud pops and whistles and bangs in their early days could go a long way to reducing the misery fireworks bring later on in life.

It's obviously not a 100% cure as phobias also arise at other times for other reasons but it would help so much.

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