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Old 10-27-2010, 04:39 AM
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Puppy & fireworks

Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are bringing an 8 week old miniature schnauzer puppy home with us on November Friday 5th, which also happens to be bonfire day! We live really near a park which is great, but on the Saturday night the park is holding a massive fireworks display ..which is not so great. I asked the mini's breeder whether it would be too traumatising for him on the second night in his new home, but he said it should be ok - just leave radio & lights on the following night. In England when its bonfire week there's fireworks happening through-out the whole week anyway, so what tips do you guys have for making the experience as least frightening as possible for your dogs/puppies?
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First off, welcome to the forums, and congrats on your new puppy! From my experience puppies tend to be a little less affected by fireworks compared to adult dogs... This varies from dog to dog of course. Your puppy will still be in the socialization stage, so after the first few fireworks go off and nothing happens to him he should realize that they're not quite so scary. You can help this by staying with him, comforting him, and even give him a treat every time one goes off. This way he associates their noise with pleasant things.

If it really really stresses him out and the treats/comforting aren't helping at all, you might be able to use one of those herbal calming medicines like Rescue Remedy, but I would double check with the breeder or your vet first that it's ok to use that on puppies and what the correct dosage is. I know it has really helped my adult dogs in the past, so as long as it's puppy safe then it should be able to help the pup too.
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