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How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Steve on Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:14 pm

I took my dogs out today and there some idiot that was setting some fireworks off, i was just wondering how does your dof reat to them.


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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by janey on Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:16 am

My first Staffie wasn't really bothered, and my second hasn't heard any since I've had her so will let you no the answer to that in time!!


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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:04 am

My last Stafford was terrified - big, strong boy, muscles in his ears for god's sake - he would just become a quivering wreck at the first sound of fireworks. We had to put him on tranquilisers for about a month every year!
Dempsey couldn't care less. If there's a particularly loud one thatmakes him jump he'll bark at it (yeah, like he can actually GET to it! Idiot!) but that's it. But then, there's virtually nothing phases him at all, I've never known such a fearless, bold dog.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by HazelJ on Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:41 am

This is a tough one as my first staffy Nitro used to shake like a leaf i used to have to take him into my room and cover him up with the blankets and stay with him until it was over yet my new guy Harley is fine with them. He only barks if my other dog Mia barks at them.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Hollie C on Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:41 pm

My youngest and oldest staffords (oldest cant hear them!) dont react although my 5 year old stafford hides around the house.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by youngkaiser on Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:08 pm

Kaiser hates them some went off yesterday and he panics hides under the bed shaking and will not come out for ages its horrible to see seriously thinking about getting something off the vet to calm him down

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Hollie C on Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:53 pm

We went up to our vet before to get tablets to calm my older dog down when she could hear them. The tablets they gave her made her walk backwards and she would snap at us if we went near her so now we just turn the tvs up for the other dogs or put them in cages if the fireworks are bad.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:56 pm

We used to get tablets for Bandit. He was a wreck when fireworks went off, we used to think he'd have a heart attack, poor thing. The only nasty side effect was that he would get the runs & not make it to the garden. Used to feel so sorry for him & it's made me really hate fireworks.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by youngkaiser on Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:59 pm

I hate fireworks too people have been letting them off tonight and ive been going mad they should be banned

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:02 pm

And have you seen the prices? It's like setting fire to a handful of £20 notes!

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Hollie C on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:05 pm

There havnt been too many gone off tonight thankfully it was mostly at the weekend when they were going off alot.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:19 pm

Hollie C wrote:There havnt been too many gone off tonight thankfully it was mostly at the weekend when they were going off alot.
yeah wait till next sunday they'll be plenty going off, and then again on the 5th of nov, double whammy for you Laughing

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:25 pm

5th November's my wedding anniversary, but I wish they wouldn't celebrate it with all those fireworks, I don't know how the whole country got to know about it!

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:34 pm

Caryll wrote:5th November's my wedding anniversary, but I wish they wouldn't celebrate it with all those fireworks, I don't know how the whole country got to know about it!
ask guy fawkes rolling on the floor

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:47 pm

shane wrote:
Caryll wrote:5th November's my wedding anniversary, but I wish they wouldn't celebrate it with all those fireworks, I don't know how the whole country got to know about it!
ask guy fawkes rolling on the floor

So this guy fawkes is the one that's spread my personal details all round the country? Wait till I catch up with him............

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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:52 pm

Caryll wrote:5th November's my wedding anniversary, but I wish they wouldn't celebrate it with all those fireworks, I don't know how the whole country got to know about it!

did you get married on that day to save on the night time entertainment lol rolling on the floor

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:55 pm

No, it was so my oh could put his new mother-in-law on a bonfire & no one would notice!!

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:00 am

Caryll wrote:No, it was so my oh could put his new mother-in-law on a bonfire & no one would notice!!
rolling on the floor very good

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by HazelJ on Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:06 am

I've heard that u can get cds etc with sounds of fireworks and storms etc that u play to get the dogs used to the noise of them, and each time u play it louder. A Dog Behaviour expert(and vet) had them availale out here, i don't know if there is anything like that there.

This is the site for the vet i mentioned above http://www.pethealth.com.au/Page/noise-fears-pet-behaviour

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Hollie C on Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:31 pm

Havnt heard of that before sounds like a good plan though!

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:25 am

ye iv been looking into it and the best one is suppost to be called click and you can get it for around 10 pounds on ebay

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Hollie C on Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:28 am

oh Thats a good price too its worth a try Smile thank you Big Grin

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Ruby01 on Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:16 pm

Ruby is terrified. She shakes like a life, cowers and looks for somewhere to hide. Even if i cuddle her and hide her under her blankie it's not enough, seems like she is trying to find a better place to hide. Wont even go for her walk day or night x

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by staffygalkezXX on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:57 pm

last year he was fine, this year he has reactd badley to them. panting, shaking, hiding- nothin wud calm him down. so i kept tvs on loud, closed windows n cutains and played ball wiv him. not nice seein him stressd like that Sad

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Joey on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:36 pm

i put shakes because there wasnt a 'completely freaks out' option lol Laughing
if shes left alone chloe goes berserk if she hears them, scrabbling at walls, doors, chews windows, screams, climbs on the work tops, and ends up losing control of her bowels.
When we are with her and if its bad we crate her and medicate her, but she still pants a lot and shakes. thinking of investing in a thundershirt for her this year as an alternative to medication.
If we are out and shes hears one, her tail goes between her legs and she wimpers a bit, but i dont take her out when its firework season, as its too stressful for her.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by steve76 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:32 pm

marley has only had one fireworks night but he was fine even on new years he he just sat staring out the window watching them

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by kate32 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:28 pm

my old boy never used to bat an eye lid, but the first girl i had would try and get in cupboards and would run off if she heard a bang when out walking, i had to run after her a few times. my latest girl shakes and pants, she doesnt like bird scarers or gun shots either although she is getting better and will now come to me for a cuddle if she hears one then go off for a sniff again.

theres a cd of fireworks you can buy and then u play it at home so they can only just hear it at first, associating it with their favourite things, then you build it up getting louder as they get used to it. thought i might give it a try later on in the year.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by shakespearesdog on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:05 am

Theres no option for 'watches them' Romeo loves to watch fireworks Big Grin

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Post by Loz&Dan on Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:43 pm

Jasper and faith aren't bothered by them at all but Rox hides under the bed and shakes she won't come out for hours even if they're finished!

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by lukeey on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:27 am

when a firework goes off Taz goes into a stance, and it looks like hes ready to fight, protect him self or me.

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Post by Keith on Sun May 20, 2012 1:57 pm

steve76 wrote:marley has only had one fireworks night but he was fine even on new years he he just sat staring out the window watching them

Same here, mine isn't bothered - will briefly look out of the window, then jump back on the sofa to watch tv.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Kathy on Sun May 20, 2012 2:02 pm

Last year went absolutely bonkers with barking at them. This year will get something from the vets a few weeks beforehand to calm him.


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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Sun May 20, 2012 2:36 pm

voted shakes , but she's not bad as long as she isn't outside when one goes, try and keep the Telly loud to cover them up but always a little whince when she does hear one , recovers well though

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Post by Guest on Sun May 27, 2012 12:02 am

Hooch dosnt react.

Stan shakes.whimpers etc.

Tara runs and hides under the bed.

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Post by willowthewisp on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:37 pm

we were going to go to a display last nov 5th but willow was so scared i sat with her wrapped in a blanket with the telly turned up all evening i couldnt leave her and my son understood and cuddled willow too!

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:25 am

I really don't know she has never heard a firework before

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:20 pm

Lexi is very non-chalant about life in general

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Post by andypurp on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:46 am

My dog harley hates fireworks. Same as most dogs here. Tail goes between legs he shakes like mad pants so bad and fast u wud thibk hes hyperventilating. He always runs upstairs and hides in the wardrobe or in the bed sometimes undet it somewhere he feels safe. We decided to scour the web for solutions to calm him down and came across a plug in system which lets off a scent only they can smell which attracts the dogs to it and eventually calms them down. We paid around £15 for this from ebay but in certain pet shops it was a lot more expensive. Upto now its helpped harley chill out.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by CaraElizabeth on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:51 pm

My friends family took there 2 year old golden retriever (perfectly healthy) to the fireworks..he had a heart attack and died right there. So ever since that happened I have never taken my dog to or around fireworks because it really scared me.

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Re: How does your dog react to fireworks?

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:13 pm

My pooch hasnt experienced them yet nail biting 

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