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Thread: I love the 4th of July but it is going to be a looong weekend!

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    I finally coax Molly out the door, then she hears a firecracker, and she hustles her little poodle hiney right back to the door. Then it is several hours before I can try again...

    How many of you have dogs that really hate or are afraid of the fireworks? What do you do?

    I finally give up... I am on my way to the store in the morning to get Children's Benadryl. It is worth a try.

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    Burn ban in effect here. Heard rumor they will even ban grill fires d/t risks!

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    I had heard when dogs are afraid of thunder and lightning to take a fabric softener sheet (not scented) and rub on back of neck and it calms them down

    my friend's dog was scared of thunder and lightning and now she uses the fabric softener and no longer has a problem with them

    you might try that

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I finally coax Molly out the door, then she hears a firecracker, and she hustles her little poodle hiney right back to the door. Then it is several hours before I can try again...

    How many of you have dogs that really hate or are afraid of the fireworks? What do you do?

    I finally give up... I am on my way to the store in the morning to get Children's Benadryl. It is worth a try.

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    My dogs (see avatar) are going nuts!!! They won't settle down until about September because people around me don't think that Fireworks are just for the 4th of July. Tonite they started around 6pm and it is now 10:30 and it is still going on!

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    Sadiemae,
    Do you watch the Dog Whisperer? I think his techniques are incredibly intuitive and successful. They'd be very helpful for you; poodles are smart, quick learners.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Sadiemae,
    Do you watch the Dog Whisperer? I think his techniques are incredibly intuitive and successful. They'd be very helpful for you; poodles are smart, quick learners.

    Jan in VA
    Is he on Direct TV?

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    Our beloved lab was terrified of fireworks. He passed away a few years ago, the dog we have now isn't afraid.

    Kat

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    I'm right there with you about the dogs and firecrackers. Mine are going nuts. You would think the fools popping the firecrackers could at least wait until the 4th of July. Ours will be going off for several weeks as well. We are outside the city limits, no one seems to care if there is a burn ban or anything else.

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    The dog on the left in my avatar became a stray on the 4th of July because he was so terrified of the booms. He was rescued by Animal care and control and nobody claimed him. He was able to come home to us and that was 9 years ago!!!

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    My beloved Husky hated them. Had to be CARRIED outside during this time b/c of stupid people with fireworks. The Shepherd doesn't seem to be yet and neither is our boxer. We live inside the city limits and still have neighbors using fireworks. Again stupid people with fireworks. AArrgghh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    My beloved Husky hated them. Had to be CARRIED outside during this time b/c of stupid people with fireworks. The Shepherd doesn't seem to be yet and neither is our boxer. We live inside the city limits and still have neighbors using fireworks. Again stupid people with fireworks. AArrgghh!!!
    We live in the city limits too in a subdivision. I just don't get the purpose of fireworks that just go boom...

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    We had a German Shepherd that we had to restrain when firecrackers were shot off.

    He wanted to go after them.

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    found this link about what to do for dogs afraid of fireworks

    http://dogs.about.com/od/dogbehavior...as-in-dogs.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    found this link about what to do for dogs afraid of fireworks
    http://dogs.about.com/od/dogbehavior...as-in-dogs.htm
    Thanks for the link. I'll have to watch the Shepherd to see if she's bothered. I can't remember - how silly of me!!

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    I have an old dog who's gone crasy over thunder. Someone sent me a link for 'thunder dog coat's'. I will see if I can find the http://www.thundershirt.com/post.

    It was thunder shirt. My dog would freak out with this, but it might work with a younger dog.

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    Had my little dog on my lap and then she crawled up under my chin. She's 12 years old and I just try to make her feel secure when the fireworks go off. Wish we didn't live in such a populated area.

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    I have a thunder shirt works wonderful! My dog is normally skittish but loud noises storms oh man! She I's soo much better!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    My beloved Husky hated them. Had to be CARRIED outside during this time b/c of stupid people with fireworks. The Shepherd doesn't seem to be yet and neither is our boxer. We live inside the city limits and still have neighbors using fireworks. Again stupid people with fireworks. AArrgghh!!!
    My cat is not fond of them either. Not terrified, but doesn't want them around. Again, people here have been lighting them every night for about a week now, and it's only the first. AArrgghh is rightttttt! :thumbdown:

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    I am in the city limits also. Noone seems to care anymore who they bother. I understand the fireworks on the 4th. I really don't understand the attraction to firecrackers. Makes absolutely no sense to me. Why waste your money on something that makes noise and isn't even pretty????

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    my red bone coon hound was petrified of thunder and fireworks. so i had 106 lbs of dog in my lap quivering me and him--almost like a vibrating chair with a boulder in your lap! he's gone now. our choc lab isn't gun shy or sffraid of fireworks. in fact she watches the fireworks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraSue
    my red bone coon hound was petrified of thunder and fireworks. so i had 106 lbs of dog in my lap quivering me and him--almost like a vibrating chair with a boulder in your lap! he's gone now. our choc lab isn't gun shy or sffraid of fireworks. in fact she watches the fireworks too.
    I was spoiled before when I had my Chesepeake. She loved the fireworks and would watch them. I had to be careful if she could get close enough, because she would try to catch them in her mouth. She was almost 15 when I lost her and I still miss her so much. They are wonderful dogs.

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    I put my Jimi in his crate and turn on the radio with fairly loud music and a fan set on high to mask the noise. Works like a charm. He is extremely sensitive, as someone threw a firecracker into our back yard when he was a puppy, he never forgot. If you don't have a crate just confine him to a bedroom or bathroom.

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    I have heard of the thundershirt being really helpful. Some also have good success with melatonin.

    http://www.wagntrain.com/independence_day.htm

    And, FWIW: I'm not a Cesar Milan fan. I believe there are many trainers out there who get as good if not better results using sound, scientific principles and without magic TV editing. Flooding a dog who has fears (which is Milan's usual method) can really backfire and seldom results in long term success. His show comes with a disclaimer when it starts, that says a lot to me. I woudl recommend that you check out books and videos from Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, Karen Pryor and Ian Dunbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    We had a German Shepherd that we had to restrain when firecrackers were shot off.

    He wanted to go after them.
    I had a Irish Setter that chase them too! Funniest thing to watch, Thank God she never caught one....

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    We used to have a black lab, now deceased, that we would have to physically restrain around firework...not that he was scared, he equated the "boom" with a gun shot and would run off trying to find the "dead birds".

    Of the two dogs we have now...the new black lab's ears will twitch and he'll cock his head like "something's not quite right here"...the little guy (from another thread my jacked up beagle) doesn't even twitch. I really loud one with go off and startle me - I look over and Jude is still sound asleep!

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