What Not to Do While Celebrating 4th of July with Pets

It is reported that more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year. In an effort to help keep everyone safe, we have put together our top list of what not to do while celebrating with your dog.

1. Do Not Forget Identification

Make sure all of your pet’s identification is up to date including tags and microchip. This is the best way to make sure if your dog does get out, that they are returned to you.

Ensure your dog is on a leash when the fireworks start.

2. Do Not Forget to Exercise

Allow your dog to get sufficient exercise during the day on July 4th. Any exercise is good exercise but aim for more than a walk around the block if your dog can handle it.

3. Do Not Bring Your Dog

You may be excited to share the fireworks with your dog, but if you are going out – leave your pup at home in a safe place.

4. Do Not Forget the Leash

If your dog tends to bolt or pull away from you, put a leash on them if they are going for a potty break, even if you have a fenced-in yard.

5. Do Not Forget the Treats

Once the fireworks start, break out the good stuff! Feed your pet high value treats throughout the evening. We recommend items like chicken, peanut butter, or cheese. If your dog seems to be looking more stressed go ahead and increase how often you are feeding them.

If you have questions or would like more training assistance, reach out to our office today!