Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve with dog

Here are some tips for a relaxed New Year's Eve with your dog:

When walking on New Year's Eve, fearful dogs should remain leashed. Choose a time for the walk when there is no banging. Even previously fearless dogs can be frightened by a loud bang and flee in panic.                 

The dog should not be left alone during the banging. If he has to stay alone on the days before or after New Year's Eve (where there is also banging), a radio can help to dampen the occasional banging.                        

If your dog suddenly gets scared during the fireworks, you should remain relaxed and signal to him that everything is okay. Distract him with a treat or a game, so the dog can possibly associate the firecracker with something positive.                  

In no case should not take a dog on the road to fireworks. Someone should stay in the house with the animal. Take a calm and relaxed mood yourself to calm the animal as well.                 

Leaving the radio or TV on and closing the blinds or curtains can help soften the stimuli from outside.                              

However, should your dog panic:

First of all, you should take your dog's fears seriously. Try to do everything that helps your dog feel better.     

Does your dog want to retreat? Then let him hide in the cellar, under the bed or in his favourite place.                

Does your dog want to be close to you? Then give him attention and caresses. You should remain calm and relaxed yourself - so you become the rock in the surf for your darling.                       

For hardship cases:

If you already know, based on the last few years, that your dog will panic, we recommend a tranquilizer.                   

There are good herbal remedies to calm you down, but they should be taken a few days before New Year's Eve.                 

For extreme cases of hardship, we recommend sedative medical remedies.                             

Training with a noise CD can also help your dog to be more calm in the presence of loud noises.                   

We advise you gladly to all questions approximately around your domestic animal