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#1 gabbigirl

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

My lab gets really distressed at fireworks, so much so that we have not been able to go out for nye since we got her7 years ago.  No big deal since we also have young kids, but I do find it distressing seeing her so upset.  She already seems a little nervous, almost like she is knows something is going to happen tonight.  It will be a long night for us, as she wakes us when she is upset.

Anyone else in for a long night.....?

#2 MoonPie

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

My Sam is ok with fireworks, but we have my Sister's big boofy staffy cross here. No idea what she is like with them and we have low fences so both dogs will be safely inside when we go out. Hope my couch cushions are in one piece when we get home from tea!

Hope your pup settles.

Edited by Rebothy, 31 December 2012 - 07:48 PM.


#3 mummy.to.one

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Oh yes us too. Our jack Russell is sitting perched on the edge of the lounge like she is ready.

I have two new bones out to try and distract her with, plus just turned on a pedestal fan which is quite loud hopefully to drain out the noise.

I think DS is still awake, after a bad night of his sleeping last night I'm not sure all the barking and crying will help with that either tonight.

#4 FiveAus

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Mine are all inside, settled for the evening. There's a party in full swing next door, and I expect it will get louder as more booze gets consumed, and I also expect there will be fireworks later but the dogs won't be going outside.

#5 Therese

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

Our dogs are inside at the moment. My husband will stay up with them till after midnight as well.

#6 Miss S

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

Our big girl is terrified of fireworks sad.gif to the point where we have to let her hide in a bedroom or she tries to get on the couch with us and at 40+ kgs that is not funny

#7 Jenno

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Our 10 yr old lab hates any fireworks/loud noises, and totally freaks out.

We now lock her in the pool area tied up cause she will try anything to get inside.

We are taking shifts, just to make sure she is ok.

I am dreading it.



#8 1ds1dd

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

My little bloke is stone cold deaf so not a problem here! Hope all pups have a calm as possible night!

#9 FiveAus

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE (Jenno @ 31/12/2012, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our 10 yr old lab hates any fireworks/loud noises, and totally freaks out.

We now lock her in the pool area tied up cause she will try anything to get inside.

We are taking shifts, just to make sure she is ok.

I am dreading it.




Ummm, why don't you just put her inside so she feels safe and secure?

#10 Jenno

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

We don't have anywhere to put her inside that we can restrain her. If she was inside she would still go silly.

At least when she is tied up we can restrict her movements.

We have tried putting her in the laundry and she destroyed the door

#11 gabbigirl

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Omg, my dog is hysterical, and I don't even know if the fireworks have started as its only 8.20 here.  Oh dear.

#12 happy jelly bean

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

yes our neighbors smugly informed us that they'll be letting off fireworks at midnight in conjunction with two others in the street, so my poor puppys will no doubt be freaking out. I really hope it doesn't scare our 5 month old baby boy aannoyed.gif

#13 mummy.to.one

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Well we made it through most of the 9pm fireworks without her noticing. DH just took her out to the toilet and to let her run around out there with him.

#14 Alpha_Chook

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

My 2 Jack Russells aren't scared of the fireworks but they do see it as a challenge to try and bark and/or howl louder than the fireworks....then each other...then all other dogs that join in....sigh. My dog I had as a kid (a Corgi) was so terrified that whenever there was going to be fireworks we would take the screen doors off that she could access as it freaked her out too much

#15 Therese

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

The most annoying thing is that there are fireworks going off at random times from 8pm here. (illegal ones I am sure mostly). If we're lucky they will end by 1am.

#16 raven74

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

If your dog gets that distressed OP I'd suggest next time a visit to the vet and fork out for sedatives.

#17 gabbigirl

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

Raven74, I kick myself at about this time every year for not remembering this. She is her worst this year so far,  sad.gif hopefully this was burn in my memory and I will remember for next year.

#18 emnut

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

yep my girl is totally freaked out & yelping whenever one goes off.  This is her first experience with fireworks & it isn't a happy one.  We've had the first of the random fireworks going off since about 7pm & it looks like the house directly behind us is getting ready to start

#19 raven74

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Oh, I know! I was climbed several timed by my old dog before I went "DUH!" and kept a supply of her valium.

#20 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (Jenno @ 31/12/2012, 09:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We don't have anywhere to put her inside that we can restrain her. If she was inside she would still go silly.

At least when she is tied up we can restrict her movements.

We have tried putting her in the laundry and she destroyed the door


Have you tried a crate? Dogs feel safe in their own den. If you use it normal times as well then she won't associate the crate with bad stuff.

We are lucky, our dogs sleep through them. They get annoyed when other dogs wake them though LOL I don't know if there are no fireworks around here, but I haven't heard ANY dogs barking yet. It's actually SUPER quiet here!

#21 Mrs.Bee

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

My border collie gets terrified with storms and fireworks, he shakes and runs away if he is outside. He is safely locked in our garage tonight. When he was younger (he's 12 now) even when locked in he would attempt to claw his way out putting him at risk of hurting himself, after speaking to our vet he was prescribed Valium. When needed we give him just enough to take the edge off.

#22 ChexMix

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE (Jenno @ 31/12/2012, 06:14 PM)
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We don't have anywhere to put her inside that we can restrain her. If she was inside she would still go silly.

At least when she is tied up we can restrict her movements.

We have tried putting her in the laundry and she destroyed the door

What about in with you, on a leash? Is she trying to get to you for reassurance?

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Pressure around their core can relieve anxiety in some dogs, so if you have an old t-shirt or similar that will fit snugly on a dog that may help them original.gif

Edited by kiddies-n-kelpies, 31 December 2012 - 09:17 PM.


#23 lamarque

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

Yes, our 11 year old retriever is inside hiding under coffee tables and legs.

We've tried doggie valium for storms etc and gave the correct dose as suggested by vet but it has never knocked him out.  He is still agitated just with extra drool.  Thankfully he is comforted enough just by being with us.

#24 FiveAus

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

Mine are all flat out sleeping on the floor around me. The doof doof music and the loud singing from next door clearly isn't scary, and no fireworks yet. I've never really known any of mine to be frightened of them, but one is scared of thunder and another one isn't too keen on it. Anyway, we're all off to bed soon, they can keep me company in the bedroom.

#25 *maddierose*

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

My 12 year old small dog goes absolutely hysterical and will try any way to escape when there are fireworks or storms, my other small dog is not bothered.

We have had small get togethers at our house for years rather than go out because of the dog.

We are on a main road and have random people walking along with crackers and the fireworks going off randomly at several houses in adjoining streets.




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