Dogs and fireworks, a bad combination
Firecrackers can turn a festive evening for humans in a night of endless panic for dogs. To some extent, this fear has a genetic predisposition, but there is also an important part of learning. Police dogs and hunting dogs often bear very well gunfire and explosions that have similar and specific training for it.
The fear of firecrackers is one of the most common phobias and dogs called acustofobia. It usually appears during the first year of life and worsens over time. The reactions of the dogs vary in intensity, from mild uneasiness to a panic reaction. The most sensitive dogs can learn to react with fear signals that anticipate the arrival of firecrackers.
Unlike storms and thunder, fear of fireworks and firecrackers besides being predictable is rewarded unconsciously. When the dog shows any of the symptoms of this phobia, as hypersalivation, continued panting, trembling, urination and / or defecation in inappropriate places, escape or destructive behavior, etc., we usually calm and soothe with kind words, gestures, caresses, or even we got on the skirt. This unconscious reward further increases the fear and stress response.
There Susceptibility Test Sounds which evaluates the degree of stress you have a dog as their symptoms.
The best option, anticipation
The fact that the firecrackers and fireworks are often concentrated in specific dates allows us to anticipate with time and not hastily go to the vet to try to fix it. In most cases it will be too late.