dogs and fireworks

Help your dog feel reassured with ADAPTIL Diffuser

  • Releases pheromones to create a safe and secure environment at home
  • Improvement may be seen within the first week
  • Continued use for at least one month is recommended

Create a safe place in your home

  • Comfortable hiding place where you dog likes to go
  • With beds and blankets

Keep the “big bang” away

  • Keep your dog inside
  • Close all curtains, windows, doors
  • Turn on TV/radio to mask the sound
  • Provide toys and distractions

Be a friend!

  • Don’t leave your dog alone
  • Do NOT punish your dog! This will only make your dog more distressed

We recommend:

ADAPTIL Diffuser

If your dog has issues with loud noises mostly at home

ADAPTIL Calm On‑The‑Go Collar

If your dog is scared of loud noises even outdoors

Tips to help your dog cope with thunderstorms

It is very common for dog to be sensitive to loud noises, including thunderstorms and fireworks. While a certain degree of fear during big bangs is normal to keep dogs from danger, it becomes very stressful for you and your dog when this fear is extreme.

How do you know if your dog is terrified by fireworks? It’s pretty easy. Look for: ears back, excessive panting, drooling, shaking, hiding away, barking excessively, house soiling or destruction…

So what can you do?

If you plan well in advance, you can help your dog tolerate the noise with a gradual desensitisation program. That means exposing your dog to sounds of thunder or fireworks, day after day, increasing the volume progressively, and rewarding your dog when he manages to calm down. This can take quite a long time, so better to do it long before or after thunderstorm season.

A few days before anticipated events, there are still many things you can do.

The best way to prepare dogs for loud noises is to think like a dog. They feel scared as they are alarmed by the loud noises of the thunder or fireworks but do not understand that the noise cannot harm them. That’s why they feel safer when they have a hiding space. You can provide your dog with a ‘safe haven’ or a ‘dog den’. If your dog already has a hiding place then this space can be used, making it as snug and secure for your dog as possible by adding blankets or bedding.

If you are making your dog den from scratch, try to do this a few weeks in advance so that your dog knows it is a safe place when thunder or fireworks start.

Using ADAPTIL Diffuser or ADAPTIL Collar will help your dog cope with the loud noises.