Bangs and Barks
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In response to concerns from local dog owners, Rosslea Hall Hotel Rhu will give advance warning of the fireworks displays, which are part of their wedding celebrations, so that dog owners can take the necessary actions to calm their pets.
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If you have signed up for an email warning, in addition to the dates for the month, you will receive a reminder on the actual day.
Advice from a local expert on how to help your pets cope with fireworks.
- It’s not just the pops and bangs that can upset dogs (and cats as well), it is often the flashing lights so keeping the curtains closed and the household calm is the best way to deal with it and acting in a confident, almost dismissive, way yourself. The worst thing to do is cuddle and be sympathetic if the dog is fearful. Distractions work well and the dog having a quiet, secure bedding area which has treats and toys. There’s also a CD with all sorts of noises on it to acclimatise young dogs. Also for your dogs you can plug in an Adaptil Diffuser which gives off much the same pheromones as their mother would emit to calm puppies. The equivalent for cats is Feliway.
Picture Gallery of Dogs whose owners have signed up so far, and sent a picture- more pictures to come!