Keeping your pets calm during Halloween and Firework Season –
Halloween and firework season is coming and you don’t have a clue how you’re going to keep the pets calm?
Take a step back, big deep breath and keep a cool head. The last thing you want to be doing is showing your pets that you’re just as frantic and scared as they are. This blog is going to teach you how to effectively organise the household and keep your pets calm during Halloween and Firework season.
To kick-start things off, the easiest thing dog owners get wrong is bringing their dog to answer the door to Trick or Treaters. It’s best to keep them calm and quiet in a safe room while you answer the door. For the owners that have outdoor animals, we recommend bringing them indoors or keeping them locked away in their safe housing. For cat owners make sure they are indoors and do not allow them to roam the neighbourhood during the night.
Canine Partners have an acronym which will equip you with the knowledge on how to keep your pets calm.
R: Reduce outside noise in your house by closing windows and curtains and turning on a television or radio
O: Occupy pets with games or toys, this acts as a great distraction
C: Calm and quiet behaviour should be rewarded, anxious and worried behaviour should be ignored
K: Keep calm yourself – your anxiety can transfer to your pet
E: Early use of anti-stress aids such as DAP products can be beneficial
T: Timeout and safe area: pets often find their own safe place where they feel secure
This technique isn’t going to work 100% of the time especially if you are a new pet owner so we have a few products that will almost guarantee success.
We hope that we have equipped you with the knowledge and right products. If you are new to the pet world and don’t have much experience with animals, make sure you don’t overreact and get stressed because your pet will sense it and start to act out, furthermore enjoy yourself and make sure you get involved!
If you are unsure of any of the information on this blog please feel free to come in store and ask one of our members of staff and they will provide you with everything you need to know or why not visit our social media pages where you can ask for more information and keep up to date with updates. Facebook, Twitter, or why not come in store and have a look for yourself;