It Begins

Kaboom!

graphics-fireworks-769931Yes, folks, we are at the juncture of the two-week nerve-racking celebration of our Independence. All too many Weimaraners shake and hide during the hoopla. Most Weim parents do the exact opposite of what will help prevent this horrid situation. It is good to keep in mind that the most natural response is typically the wrong one. Here are some suggestions for survival and if your Weimaraner is not afraid of noise–to prevent ingraining a fear of loud sounds.

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Rupert Requires the Thundershirt

 

Fireworks are a Thing

  • Even if you hate them, stay calm and unfazed by the fireworks. Your Weimaraner takes their cue from you, and they are a reader of their human’s deepest thoughts.
  • Work on desensitizing them to the noise. You might even try some small explosions –staged with you doing something fun. Possibly, you sit on the sofa, and you have a neighbor light off a smaller explosion. Hopefully, your Weim will not take notice. As with preparing the Weimaraner to accept gunfire, a gradual increase is the best approach.
  • If they are staying in you might consider very thunderous music and putting them in a small inner location (crated). For example, move a crate to the laundry and set up a radio that blasts music (rather than calming music consider something like Rock with ups and downs to cover the outdoor blasts.)
  • Some of you might want to plan a trip to the mountains (or the beach) away from the city.
  • Others might opt for a daycare situation that has this covered. That would not be something we would suggest unless your pet uses the daycare on a regular basis.
  • The Thundershirt, worn by Rupert (Topper X Dusty) is always a good option. Many folks, report it helps a lot. You still have time to get one shipped if you act today. Chewy is amazingly fast–click here to order one!
  • Make sure your pet’s microchip is registered with AKC Reunite. Every 4th of July Holiday, the shelters see an influx of lost pets. Should the unthinkable happen, be sure you will receive the phone call that retrieves them quickly back to you.
  • Finally, you may want to consider anti-anxiety medication for this particular situation. Discuss this with your Veterinarian.

There are countless posts that address helping your pet cope with this holiday–for a good reason. It is a tough one. Even some gundogs do not like the fireworks, while they are unfazed by working in the field. No matter how you feel about any of this, one thing you can do is to remain calm. You may want to escape with your pet or pets. Try to find a place that fireworks are not allowed. Be safe and enjoy the festivities. Thank you, for thinking of your Weimaraner’s best interest.

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Posted on June 26, 2017, in Behavior & Training, Companion Weimaraner, Dangers, Fireworks, Health and Wellness, Hot Topics, Information and Education, Mailbox Topics, OwyheeStar, The Weimaraner, Weimar attire and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. LOL don’t go to the beach it’s louder trust me I know I live here and every year it’s noisy

  2. Ron Weatherman

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    The rough life of the number one member of our family. Whatever Sadie wants, Sadie gets. After a tough start with Sadie, she became the finest Weim I have ever had. You have said her dad wasn’t the best hunter, well she got the genes somewhere, she is terrific. We all had a rough winter here in Northeast Washington as the snow was often and deep. Sadie wonders what ever happened to her brother ole Boomer, she never hears from him.

    Sadie has been steady at her weight of 95 pounds for several years now. No fat, all muscle. She still gets comments about her beauty almost every day from any of those that see her. She had a battle recently with a large Marmot. The marmot fought like a miniature grizzly but when the battle was over, Sadie was unscathed and the marmot was deceased!

    She loves eating strawberries from my garden along with the raspberries.

    Thank you for such a great animal, we love her like she was our daughter, oops she is. Ron

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