Boom, boom, boom! There is no doubt about it- dogs hate fireworks. With the 4 th of July celebrations just a few short months away, it is time to begin training your dog with CrittEar dog earplugs. In 90 days or less, your dog could be ready to stay calm even in the middle of all those big booms.
While our dog earplugs certainly don’t require 90 days to train, we like the idea of taking things in a more relaxed and intentionally planned manner. Dogs feed off of our energy, so when we’re stressed due to time constraints, our dogs can be stressed too. Read this to find out more!Susan Hansen, Owner of CrittEar
A Mix Of Large And Small Gatherings This Year
Traditionally, the 4 th of July is known for large gatherings of people to view firework displays in one place. Over the past year or so, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the world a less predictable place. We have seen smaller gatherings of people at homes for firework shows.
This year could be an incredibly unique year. With more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, large gatherings for fireworks could be making a comeback. However, there are still many people who do not trust large gatherings quite yet and will prefer to stay at home with the people and dogs that they love. No matter what the choice is, it is fair to say that while humans might love them, dogs hate fireworks.
Reasons Dogs Hate Fireworks
Dogs hate fireworks for several reasons, but here are two of the big ones:
- Fireworks Are Loud: Dogs hate fireworks because they have extremely sensitive hearing. Their ears are tuned to hear sounds that are much quieter than what humans can hear. This means that dogs are much more sensitive to loud noises, such as fireworks.
- Fear Of The Unknown: Most dogs in the developed world are not hearing loud explosions every day. This means that when a firework goes off, a dog hears the noise and does not know what is going on.
Noise anxiety is a real thing and it can affect any breed of dog. Loud or unusual noises can make dogs try to get away from you, to shrink in confidence, become aggressive and more. However, there are simple things that you can do to easily improve your dog’s comfort in noisy situations, such as using CrittEar dog earplugs.
Why Do I Need 90 Days To Train My Dog To Use Earplugs?
Taking time to train your dog to use CrittEar dog earplugs can be a fun, rewarding bonding experience for you and your pup! All it takes is a pair of CrittEar dog earplugs, some delicious treats, some praise, and some patience. While some dogs need more time than others, giving your dog 90 days of training will help your dog to get used to having something in their ear, the comforting feeling of noise reduction, and wearing earplugs for extended periods of time. By the time the fireworks get here, you and your dog will be all ready for them.
Sure, dogs hate fireworks, but they can feel more calm during those noisy nights with just a little help from you. You’ll be helping to ensure that your dog’s hearing stays nice and sharp too.
Train With Our 3 Pack To Get Ahead Of The Booms
Dogs hate fireworks! Now is the time to start training your dog to be calm in the face of fireworks. It is an amazingly simple process that will only take a few minutes per day. When your dog sees the CrittEar dog earplugs, they get a treat. Then when your dog lets you touch inside their ear, they get a treat. Finally, when your dog wears the CrittEar dog earplugs, they get a treat and lots of love and praise! For more details on training your dog to wear earplugs, check out our FAQ section.
Get a 3-pack of calming Crittear dog earplugs and your dog will be ready for the 4 th of July! Keep a pair in your home, your car, and in your purse. You will have plenty to train and attend festive events with ease.