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View Poll Results: How did your dog handle the fireworks last night?
Ran for cover with every snap, crackle or pop! 4 7.41%
Was rattled, but handled it with dignity. 3 5.56%
Same old, same old....couldn't care less about fireworks. 41 75.93%
Banana pudding with nilla wafers 4 7.41%
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:47 AM
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Default How did your dog/s do with fireworks last night?

I hope everyone made it through the loudest night of the year safe and healthy. Sadly, I see two people in my neighborhood out searching for their dogs this morning

I have to say, Orson did a very good job dealing with all the noise. He normally runs for a hidey hole at the first hint of firecrackers, but yesterday/last night only the EXTREMELY big BOOMS rattled him a bit. He laid in the living room (on my feet) chewing his treat bone. He even requested (yes, HE wanted) to go out for potty with cracks and snaps going off without being forced! First. Year. Ever!

Kudos Orson........either you are getting braver or getting too old to care! LOL

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:05 AM
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We only have four dogs with us at my parents' house right now but the three GSDs did not even notice the fireworks. Eden WANTED TO FIND THEM NOW....AND EAT THEM.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:07 AM
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He hid in the closet with his marrow bone.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:28 AM
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Caleb is between "Same old, same old....couldn't care less about fireworks.
Loved them.... In years passed, anytime he heard fireworks, he'd run to the front door to see what he was missing (sirens and thunder, too). This year, he looked around the first couple of times, then continued playing. Since he's not stressed when we get home, we assume he just crashes someplace while we're at the ones in town in the evening (about a 5 minute drive from the house).
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:34 AM
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I don't even know if there were fireworks, but I've never had a problem with my dogs and loud noises...

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:41 AM
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They didn't care. I had to convince Sloan the mortars were not knocks at the door but after that, snore time. I think I was kept up hours longer.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:41 AM
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Zuma barked and wanted outside to find those offending noise makers. Zinga stuck a little closer to me than normal but handled them fine (can't tell if it was from the fireworks or the fact that Zuma was being a spazzoid and it confused her). Zip Tie was his usual self.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:45 AM
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My dogs never pay any attention to them. The agility field is outside of town and this last month they've been shooting fireworks or guns every time we've been out there on the weekend. Thankfully my dogs aren't noise sensitive at all. My trainer's border collie has been not so great with the fireworks.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:49 AM
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Ivan didn't really care about them last night or the night before. He did get a little twitchy yesterday at 11 when the neighbors behind us where letting them off(I have no idea what the point is to set fireworks off during the day). But those where the screaming/whistling ones.
Peewee on the other hand had a melt down when they started. He goes and hides in our bedroom. But he does recover some what quickly once they stop. Hopefully none go off today that way Peewee will feel better about going outside.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:55 AM
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There weren't many at all, although I suspect tonight and tomorrow night we might here some more. The dogs are all totally fine. Actually it was me that stopped and said "What was that noise?!"..and then I realized what day it was .

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