This time every year we always place an article on the website regarding the dreaded date in the canine world, the 5th of November. For most dogs it is a distressing time and we feel that the message cannot be repeated enough about how to keep your dogs safe and relatively happy.
Unfortunately the period of time leading towards the 5th can be just as stressful as the fireworks begin so early these days, we cannot always be prepared for those surprise bangs prior to the day but you can be on your guard slightly more when out walking with your dog. Keep your wits about you by being alert, wearing your iPod whilst out is not a great idea as you need to be listening out at all times. Keep your dog’s lead handy instead of popping it in your pocket as then if your dog becomes suddenly startled it might be best to pop him/her back on the lead quickly. This is a tricky one in some ways because the best advice is to not worry your dog even more by panicking yourself and if you are rushing around trying to clip their lead on this will probably alert them to the fact you’re flapping!