Staying Safe on the 4th - Training Tuesday #9

Jul 03, 2018

The 4th of July is upon us, time for fun filled BBQ's with friends and family, chillin' by the pool (if you are one of the lucky ones :), with a cold beverage in hand, enjoying the fireworks synchronized to music.

Have you thought about what your dogs think about the fireworks?  Loud, scary, unpredictable, flashes of light in the sky.  They are just not something they encounter on a daily basis, so desensitizing or counter conditioning a negative response can be challenging.  This leads me to the question....have you thought about what you are going to do with your pets during this time? 

We all like to THINK we are prepared, I can say that with some authority.  Let me share a story with you from about 20 years ago.  At the time we had two rotties Maddy and Voughton.  They were in the house secure....or so we thought.  This was before children, and lets be honest, we didn't have too many rules back then.  I should mention...

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