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  • Deep Breathing – A Tool We Can Use During Fireworks (and other noise events)
    Do you remember the smell of grandma’s homemade apple pie? It was overwhelming when I walked into the house. I’d slow down just to take it in. There would be anticipation of what was to come. Looking back, the smell and anticipation of the taste was more gratifying than actually eating it. After that, the […]
  • Game of Destruction (Thunderstorm Fun)
    Have you ever watched your dog with a new stuffed toy? The sheer joy as they shake it, squeak it, and unfortunately try to mutilate it makes me smile every single time.  Of course, I’d prefer the de-stuffing take several days, but with a Jack Russell Terrier this could be a matter of minutes.  I […]
  • Top 10 Tips To Help Pets During Fireworks
    Fireworks can be scary for both dogs and cats. It never fails that on New Year’s Day and July 5th stories pop up in my Facebook feed notifying me of missing pets. When dogs get scared they try to get away from the scary thing. I wish they understood that getting out of their homes […]
  • 10 Uses of Blankets During a Thunderstorm and Fireworks
    During a thunderstorm, blankets can be one of the most useful tools to have on hand. They can serve multiple purposes and can save you a lot of money if you have a dog that is in such a panic they dig at drywall or flooring. Many people have spare bedspreads or moving blankets laying […]
  • Fear In Dogs
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  • Video to Help Prepare Dog For First Dose of Sileo
    Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian.  I work with dogs who are fearful of storms, fireworks, gunshots, and other loud noises.  Sileo is a medication that must be prescribed by your veterinarian.  They will be able to help you determine if it is the right medication for your pet.  The information contained in this video […]
  • Should You Pet Your Dog During Thunderstorms?
    “Don’t pet your dog during a thunderstorm, it will only make him worse.” Yes Tic Tac you are correct, this statement is simply not true but you don’t have to stick your tongue out and be rude to our readers.  There is only one way that could be true for your dog, and that is […]
  • Tic Tac’s Thunderdome – A Shelter From Her Fear
    Providing a safe area for your dog to "hide out" from scary noises can be an important part of behavior modification plans for noise phobia. Here I share a sound deadening box we built for my dog Tic Tac. The post Tic Tac’s Thunderdome – A Shelter From Her Fear first appeared on .