Early physical exercise
Our four-legged team members recommend a more strenuous exercise rather than the regular walk early in the day to help keep them more relaxed and calm during the New Year’s Eve fireworks. Additionally, our natural Lavender Linen Spray on their blankets or bedding can help stimulate the relaxation state faster.
Just like how a foreign hotel bed feels to us humans, a freshly washed or even a simple new bedding for your dog’s comfort zone will feel exactly like that. We recommend to postpone laundry day until after the big day to ensure that your dog’s safe space is intact.
If your dog is one to hide underneath the couch or in the bathroom during loud noises, we recommend placing their beds in a spot farthest from the window.
Another alternative to help distract the pups during the fireworks hour is mental stimulation through games or even chew toys. Our Snacks such as our deer antlers are delicious treats that will keep your dogs occupied for longer period of times. On the other hand, hide and seek games around the house with our Treat Dummy are a great way to activate their nose work talent.
Should the games get too easy at some point, add minimal challenges to their activity by playing firework sounds in the background through videos. Start with the volume at low and gradually increase once they gain their confidence — your dog might even get desensitized to the real fireworks!
A trip to the country side
In order to really minimize the loud noises, some of us like to take a road trip to the country side away from the commotion where the dogs will have the abilities to sink completely into relaxation. For short road trips to a bed and breakfast or a small town lodge, we recommend bringing along our Granny (LINK) which are lightweight and easily packable, Travel Bed as well as their favorite toy to create a homey feeling. Don’t forget to always accustom them to their travel essentials first so they are 100% comfortable during your trips.
As for the last walk of the day, we recommend going at an earlier time to prevent any surprises as well as to keep your pups safe. For safety reasons, we recommend going out with our Dog Raincoat Berlin or Brooklyn Reflective in combination with the Orbiloc® safety lights to ensure that should your dog run off leash, other passerby could spot them from afar.
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