Remember remember the 5th of November ... it's only a month away, but if previous years are anything to go by, the fireworks will be starting any time now. If you have a firework-phobic dog, now is the time to ensure that you are prepared! See my last year's blogpost Fireworks ~ How to help your dog cope for lots of useful tips and advice to not only get the firework-phobic dog through the fireworks season, but to ensure that there are no knock-on effects over the course of the winter. Every year around January/February time I take calls from owners with dogs who have developed what is essentially agoraphobia due to extreme noise sensitivity triggered by the fireworks in November. This of course can be prevented by reducing the dog's fear levels during the fireworks season itself.
As well as following my own advice for Tilly, I have bought her a 'Thundershirt' for this year. As you can see, she looks suitably relaxed in it!