Treatment Type: Training Techniques
Rated for: Beagle
By Luca Trainer
Posted Sep. 23, 2017
This is probably the easiest way to confront a problem: let’s say your dog hates fireworks and you have an isolated cabin in the woods, and you can bring him there…well problem solved right?
Unfortunately this is something most people wouldn’t be able to do, due to New Year’s Eve’s arrangements or simply for not having the above mentioned cabin in the wood!
Dogs hearing is also much better than ours so it wouldn’t make much sense closing him up in a room or putting a pillow over his head, since he would still be able to hear everything. The best thing to do is to prevent this from happening by training him for such occasions. Desensitization (exposing him GRADUALLY and GENTLY to similar noises) is one of the many techniques one can use for example. Even if you have a cabin in the woods, it could still happen that one year you are not able to drive up there and the dog will seriously freak out, therefore if you notice that your dog suffer in such occasions, fix the problem by consulting a dog trainer or behaviorist and learn how to help your dog overcome this fear.