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« on: November 03, 2018, 01:17:19 PM »
Hi All,

I shared this on FB but for anyone who isnít aware Classic FM are broadcasting a show tonight 7pm - 9pm especially for dogs.


Itís music has been put together to help keep dogs calm to coincide with what is likely to be a busy firework night  :-\

Fortunately Hollie is not bothered by them, we had lots going off last night & Kensi jumped up a few times & looked around but then wasnít bothered.  We turned the sound off the telly several times so they could really hear them & again all ok.  We are out tonight for a meal, not good planning on my part so have just tuned the radio in to Classic so we can leave it on.

Just thought it might help some people.

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Re: Fireworks
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 03:15:51 PM »
Thank you  for that Fiona, might well  be tuning in too I think just to give it a try.

It just gets to me that the fireworks start days before and go on for days after.

Rosie hates them and paces about barking. We have fitted her with an Adaptil collar this year, and last night (fireworks ) she seemed a bit calmer. Hoping it wasn't a fluke and tonight won't be too stressful.

Good luck to all with nervous pets tonight  :love4:

PS Hope you enjoy your meal  :)


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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 04:20:28 PM »
over here our fireworks night , 31st october, has passed. I hate the sight of it & New Years Eve, dogs & cats terrified, dogs bolting & ending up lost or worse still... Cindy & now Harry, wouldn't bat an eyelid, poor Sam was 'gunshy' & a twit of a neighbour, let off a 'banger' over my back garden, Sam hurdled the wall , my late Dad took the car & I went thru the small lane at back of house, thankfully caught him before he got to the main road. I had 'a few words' with the idiotic neighbour, fireworks are still illegal in Ireland, never did it again. People that knowingly set these things off near animals, really make my blood boil. I do hope all your hairy friends get over bonfire night peacefully


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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 05:09:25 PM »
It's made Rosie scared of gunfire, the fireworks a year ago were so bad here.

We are fairly near to a big estate and they have regular shooting parties, she never used to bother with it before. After the bout of fireworks and the shooting began to frighten her she nearly bolted as we were walking back home through fields, I had to approach her so carefully in case she ran! It's sometimes difficult to avoid because the wind carries the noise around most of our walking areas. I'm constantly alert.


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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 12:28:20 PM »
All our firework displays have cancelled last due to the weather. Bessie and Arthur will probably search the house for birds  :023 luckily we are no where near anyone that fires them :)

Hope everyoneís dogs are ok!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 11:14:56 PM »
I just thought I would mention something that might help... When I was at the vet she said her dog had been terrified of noises - started with fireworks and then gunshots, which was an issue where they lived. It got so bad the dog jumped from a first floor window when there were people shooting nearby. It wasnít badly hurt thankfully, but after that she gave him a small dose of diazepam in advance of shoots or on things like bonfire night, and over time the fear reduced. She suggested I try it for Alf before bringing him to the vets and it did help. I donít like to give drugs when I donít need to but she said there arenít many negative side effects in small doses. And I actually think itís worth it to reduce severe distress. Might be worth a try for any really nervous dogs.


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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 06:57:30 PM »
Thanks Kate

Wow that was a severe reaction on the part of your Vet's dog, thank heavens it was ok.

The problem here is we don't always know which days the shoots will take place, and sometimes there are more than one.  It feels some days like I'm  playing Russian Roulette!! If I hear a shot in advance of Rosie I can get the lead on sharpish but if she hears it first I have to act fast while she's still assessing the situation.
I just hate having to restrict  her walks to lead only.

Have even tried taking her out on a 30ft lead but I end up getting wrapped around almost every tree in the woods and end up holding onto a filthy wet and muddy lead when she heads into every available puddle!!

Have tried playing some sound effects but she seems ok inside, it's when she's out and the shots ring out and reverberate.

I may have a serious chat with the Vets though  at some point to see if there is anything they can suggest.

Thankfully from Feb we'll be ok. Then only fireworks to worry about!!.