Many dogs panic because of the loud fireworks and cookouts. Here are some tips to keep your dogs calm.

 

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We all want what is best for our pets, but keep in mind that a lot of the 4th of July activities we love are stressful for your dog.
The dog behavioral experts at OneMind Dogs have some tips to pass along that will help to keep both you and your dog calm this weekend.

Tip #1: Exude A Calm Attitude

Dogs automatically associate the emotion surrounding an experience with the event itself, so if you're alarmed by the fireworks or worried about keeping Fido calm, he will be as well. If you maintain an upbeat attitude, your dog will mirror that behavior.

Tip #2: Lead with Body Language

While soothing words can help calm your own nerves, body language is what your dog naturally understands and responds to first. Communicate to your dog that it's okay to hide in a safe place by showing him where to go.

 

Tip #3: Reassure With Small Treat Portions

Reward your dog throughout the day using smaller bits of treats. To keep your dog interested in remaining calm and following your lead, spend time finding which treat works best as an incentive.