Bonfire-night

October 24, 2022

Soothing music could help your pet

The RSPCA has published advice on how to help your pets if they are frightened by fireworks. They advise that you create a safe space, in a quiet part of the house, with no windows or with the curtains closed. Get them used to being in this safe area by visiting it before bonfire night and sit there with them and give them their favourite toys.

Train your dog to associate the area with positive experiences, e.g. by leaving their favourite toys there, but not imposing yourself at any time. Use a variety of chew toys, such as stuffed Kongs and chews. Swap them regularly, putting them away when not in use so that your dog doesn’t become bored with them.

With time, dogs can learn that this place is safe and enjoyable. When fireworks go off, they may choose to go there because they know, in that place, they are safe. It’s important that your dog has access to this doggy safe haven at all times – even when you’re not at home.

On November 4th and 5th

The RSPCA have teamed up with Classic FM who will play soothing music during the evenings of 4th and 5th November, from 5pm to 9pm. Join Charlotte Hawkins as she presents Classic FM’s Pet Classics – the show dedicated to keeping you and your pet relaxed during fireworks season.