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  • #62274
    WinB
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    Dreading firework night..GSD is so scared she hides in bath….think we should go to France…wish it was kept to just 1 night a year instead of 2 weeks of it…..omg then New Year !!!!!

    Bye all

    WinB

    #69896
    kizkiznobite
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    hi and welcome…how about an intro post  🙂

    have you tried the crash bang wallop cd? dap diffusers dap spray etc…

    #69897
    WinB
    Member

    yep the only thing we haven’t tried is pills  and I do not want to try  them  yet..last year we had the cd playing louder and louder she ignored it but …..Firework night  07……diffusers in for a month, bandana sprayed with  lotion. …a large bone…The first banger to go off…she left the bone and went in the bath then finished up under my daughters bed what is sad is that it takes her at least a week to get back to normal….ah well guess we will have to just help her best we can…
    Take care

    WinB

    #69898
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    you could try st johns wort…liquid…holland and barret…takes about 3 weeks to kick in as an anti anxiety

    #69899
    WinB
    Member

    Cheers Kiz it is worth a go….I’ll try it…keep you posted

    Regards

    WinB

    #69900
    *Nat*
    Member

    Yep we use St Johns Wort for a few weeks before and last year it worked really well  🙂

    #69901
    Bilclarie
    Member

    [quote author=WinB link=topic=12642.msg244334#msg244334 date=1223415421]
    Dreading firework night..GSD is so scared she hides in bath….think we should go to France…wish it was kept to just 1 night a year instead of 2 weeks of it…..omg then New Year !!!!!

    Bye all

    WinB
    [/quote]

    Lot’s of fire works in France on new years eve :yes: fortunatley the only thing I have to worry about is the sheep the dogs are fine.

    #69902
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    that brings to mind the sheep in the film babe  ;D

    #69903

    Izzy was sleeping on the sofa on monday night when a firework went off right outside the window.  She shot up doing a really startled bark, you know the one where it sounds like they cant quite get it all out, wowooooooooooooowooooowoof! then she spent a good 2mins grumbling and looking at the ceiling  ::)  she obviously got a fright being asleep coz she isn’t scared of fireworks or anything, hope this isn’t going to be an issue next time  :-\

    #69904
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    thats what happened with loulou and cubert the other morning when those huge ones went off..in day light and the rain… ::) she should be ok as long as you didnt re-enforce it..

    #69905
    joker
    Member

    Wow what part of the country do you live in? 2 weeks and then at new year? we have them non stop from september till january and sometimes later! then we have them for every asian party that is thrown, plus diwali, try living near heathrow!
    My dogs are generally not too bad bar a couple who are absoloutely terrified and spend their lives huddled in a corner! tried the cds the homeopathics the lot nothing helps.
    Signed every petition going but know full well im wasting my time as the fireworks will never be banned they make too much money out of them, and i am sure they are getting louder each year despite the regulations on them, and try calling the police to report fireworks being let off at 2am, they dont want to know, far more important things to deal with, which make the regulations abit pointless.
    But musnt moan, it certainly wont get any better!
    Lyn

    #69906
    ellnkayvee
    Member

    We had a greyhound who was terrified of fireworks.We made her a  ‘hat’ which really worked.First put cotton wool in the ears,cut the toe out of an old thick sock,then pull over the nose and eyes to the ears.it blocks out the noise,but doesn’t restrict them in any way.It looks a bit odd,but is effective.

    #69907

    [quote author=kizkiznobite link=topic=12642.msg244376#msg244376 date=1223457372]
    thats what happened with loulou and cubert the other morning when those huge ones went off..in day light and the rain… ::) she should be ok as long as you didnt re-enforce it..
    [/quote]

    No way, Meg used to be firework phobic so everyone was well warned NO reinforcing at all with Izzy  p:-) My mam is terrible for wanting to ‘ahhh’  >:(  :nono:

    #69908
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hi,

    i completely cured one of my dogs from firework fear just by stopping re-inforcing it and keeping calm myself 🙂  we have gone from hiding, pooing in house, squeaking, barking, digging etc …. to maybe a little trot about and an uff uff once or perhaps twice !!

    Claire x

    #69909

    Buster finally over his firework phobia – he so bloody deaf he doesnt even hear them  ::)

    Honey is well HOney – noise phobic and isnt going to change, but we had a couple last night and i stuck the ‘bandage’ thing on her – she calmed quick – infact soon as she saw me going to the draw she ran over and stood to have it on………trouble was wasnt any fireworks afterwards to ‘test’ it.

    I have tried not re-inforcing it – shes worse, i tried for a good couple of evenings – i thought she was going to have a heart attack, shes happiest if either myself (or my dad and its my dad she REALLY wants)  or my dad, will cuddle her and she will calm down – st johns wort helps, must get that out and start giving actually.

    is as always going to be a nightmare time making sure she doesnt escape the house and get killed by a car  :'(

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