Dog Anxiety Ready 2023: How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

The start of a new year begins, so some of us are preparing for the incoming New Year 2023. We can all expect that when it comes to celebrating the new year and other special events a bang of fireworks to accompany the party. But how about our furbabies? Dogs are sensitive and often afraid of loud noises. Their fear of loud noises can make them stressed and anxious and can limit their enjoyment of our celebrations. With 2023  fast approaching, we can expect a lot of celebratory sudden loud noises like fireworks which can lead to fireworks anxiety in dogs. 

But don’t you worry here are some tips on how to keep your dog calm during fireworks anxiety:

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Tips to calm dogs during fireworks anxiety attack:

1. Keep your dog away from fireworks and loud noises. 

This is one of the basic rules that you need to follow if you have a furry pet, keep them away from certain noises like the fireworks, loud music etc. Even though we want to enjoy and share the experience with our pets, our fur babies may be adversely affected and cause stress and  anxiety.

2. Create a safe space for your dog.

Create a space that will make your dog feel comfortable. Having a safe haven for them is a big help to lessen their fireworks anxiety. Try setting up in an area in a quiet space away from windows like in a basement or a room where they can’t hear or see the fireworks. Put a bed with his favorite toy so that he can play all day long and give him some lovely treats that will make him feel calm. This will lessen their stress and anxiety and keep them feeling secured and loved so that they will feel relaxed and at ease throughout the celebration.

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3. Help them relax. 

Help your dog feel relaxation by remaining  calm and do not panic because your mood can trigger your pets  aggression and anxiety. Dogs tend to look at the actions of their owners. If they see their owner is afraid or scared, the dog may also  feel anxiety and freak out. Instead, prepare yourself for the night and  train yourself to be calm so that your dog will also be relaxed.

4. Keep your curtains and door closed. 

Sometimes bright lights can make you dog feel anxious in addition to loud noise. If your room has a window make sure to close your curtains so that the flashing lights and loud noises  will not be visible at the same time. People can enjoy the light show but remember that dogs may have anxiety so it’s better to take some precautions with ther comfort in mind .

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5. Give them some toys, treats and food.

Another way to help keep your dog calm during fireworks, is to give them toys, treats and foods to keep them distracted from the noises. Let them play with their own favorite toys and give yummy treats to accompany them. That way they will feel relaxed and less anxious because their attention is being held by other things. 

6.  Play some calm music

Whenever people are stressed or anxious we play some calm music. This also applies to dogs when distressed.  Playig calm music for your pet can help them feel relaxed and their attention to loud noises may switch to the calm music.  This can soothe your dog’s feelings and distract them from the fireworks anxiety. 

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7. Comfort your dog

One thing is for sure, its important to comfort your dog whenever they are afraid or scared. Your dog’s love language is physical touch, they love being patted on their head, scratched on their back and under their chin. During this time, your physical touch will be essential for them to feel calm and less anxious. When they are afraid or scared, show them and comfort them with your love so that they will feel secure. Every time they see their owners they are assured that everything will be good a, so it’s a great idea to give them the best comfort you can during the celebration and  keep the fireworks anxiety away.

In additioon to these tips, it is best to consult your dog’s veterinarian.  They will give some additional tips and solutions on how to keep your dog calm during fireworks. Every dog is different, so it’s better to be aware and knowledgeable about safety and care of our wonderful pets.

About Delmarva K9

Having a hard time training your dog? He doesn’t follow or obey your actions? Well don’t worry because The Delmarva K9 Board & Train Program is here to help you with a leadership approach that emphasizes rewards for pups and adult dogs who are new to training. 

What does DelmarvaK9 offer you? We offer programs targeted to instill essential skills and behavior in your canines. We offer obedience training for your furry family member; additionally for your furry pet we offer behavior modification and specialty training. For working dogs, we offer aggression training, narcotics training, explosives training, and tracking. If you don’t have much time to train your furry pet, contact us here in Delmarva and schedule your dog’s training today.  Visit our page to learn more about dog’s boarding and training

 

Top 10 Basic Dog Training Commands

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, on the other hand cynophiles or dogophiles are called people who love dogs. Well who doesn’t love dogs? Dog’s loyalty is the most valuable thing on earth, the moment you give love and care, dogs will exchange it more than that because for them their owners is the only thing that matters. But we can’t deny the fact that dogs are more aggressive and violent especially if they experience being mistreated and abused. As a responsible owner, you must train your dog so that it will be harmless and gentle to other animals and people. If you are planning to train your dog, there are dog training commands that can apply and try to your lovable dogs. 

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Dog training commands build communication to both the dog and its owner, this training builds comfort, security and respect so that your dog may not have some inappropriate behavior like barking, growling and the urge to bite especially to other living creatures. So whenever you are ready and your dog as well as their yummylicious treats, it is now time to work on the top 10 basic dog training commands that will surely help you and your baby dogs. 

Dog Training Commands

1. SIT

Dog trainers consider this as the most basic dog training command, even a puppy can learn about this. The sit command keeps your dog calm and self-controlled. This command boosts the dog’s cooperativeness and this will ensure if your dog really understands and participates on your command. You can say “SIT” with a firm voice so that your dog will know that you are more superior to him and give some treats to boost its actions and get excited about it. 

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2. STAY

If you want to ditch the leash of your dog, this ‘Stay” command is needed to ensure your dog’s behavior. When your dog is in a natural sitting position, open your hand facing your dog and say the word “stay” if you’re still in the sitting position after your command, give her some treats to know that he is doing it right. Move casually away from your dog until he knows the word stay and continue giving him rewards until he perfectly executes the command. 

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3. COME

The most useful dog training command, if you want to lose the leash of your dog, the command “come” can benefit to ensure your dog’s behavior towards other animals or people. Dogs like to smell and observe and it may create a fuss especially to others who are afraid when there are dogs around. With a certain distance to your dog, gently pull the leash of yours and say “come” as your dog manages to come eventually give her treats and repeat the process until you lose the leash, in that way your dog will know the command of “come”.

 

4. CATCH AND DROP

This dog training command is the most playful one and even your dogs will surely enjoy this training. Get an object or a toy that he really loves, give him time to play and enjoy the object. Then, get the toy and throw it while saying the word “catch” your dog will eventually catch it and back to you. Say the word “drop” so that he will put down the toy and throw it again. Through this training, your dog can be playful without even harming other toys or objects because he has his own playing toy. Give him some treats after so that he will show more of his good and appropriate behavior. 

 

5. WAIT

This dog training command will test your dog’s patience and behavior. This will train your dog to not move or wander around. Execute the command “sit or stay” if your dog is in their sitting position, open the palm of your hand and say “wait” while trying to move slowly away from him. If your dog behaves and still waits, give him treats and practice again until he will executed it really well. 

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6. BARK

This is a playful command that your dog will surely enjoy. For example, say the name of your dog and bark. “Casper, bark 2 times (aww aww)” then if your dog follows your command give him treats and practice again. You can tell your dog to bark in a low tone and bark in a higher pitch. If your dog shows cooperativeness, he deserves all the treats in the world. 

7. QUIET

This dog training command will teach your dog to be quiet and avoid certain barking or growls that are unnecessary. If your dog is too loud, say the word “quiet” and wait for your dog to be quiet. If he shows some good behavior give him treats so that he knows the word quiet. Repeat the process until the dogs know how to do it well. 

 

8. LIE ON YOUR BED

As a dog lover and owner, we wanted our dog to be comfortable especially on their nap or relaxing time. Prepare a good area for his bed and train him that this is his place. Through this way, if you want your dog to behave and be on their own place say the word “bed” or “lie on you bed” so that your dog will know that he needs to behave or be on their own place and not to roam around. 

9. HEEL

This is perfect whenever you want to do some walking without using a leash. Let your dog stay on your side, if he roams around, call his name and train him to be on your side only while walking. If he walks beside you and waits, give him treats as a positive reinforcement so that your dog knows where to stand and walk. Execute and practice until your dog knows how to do it well. 

 

10. LIE DOWN

This dog training command, trains your dog to be calm whenever he has some behavioral issues like hyper, aggressive or not listening around. This might be challenging in certain situations especially if your dog is too playful and hyper. But having patience and giving treats whenever he shows good behavior can result to a good behavioral act dog. 

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This dog training command can help you to train your dog to become responsive and not aggressive towards other animals or people. As a responsible owner it is your duty to look always for your dog and be aware on its certain behavior, if the dogs reacts in an appropriate behavior and doesn’t seem to be afraid on its owners, it’s time to ask for help to dog trainers so that they will teach you on a proper way to execute the dog training command. 

About Delmarva K9

Having a hard time training your dog? He doesn’t follow or obey your actions. Well don’t you worry because The Delmarva K9 Board & Train Program is here to help you and teach you to have a leadership approach that emphasizes rewards and gives pups and adult dogs who are new to training. 

What is Delmarva offer to you? We offer programs targeted to instill essential skills and behavior in your canines. We offer obedience training for your furry family member; additionally for your furry pet we offer behavior modification and specialty training. For the working dogs, we offer aggression training, narcotics training, explosives training, and tracking. If you don’t have much time to train your furry pet, bring it here in Delmarva and schedule your dog’s training today.  To learn more visit our page www.delmarvak9.com to know more about dog’s boarding and training. 

 

Common Dog Training Mistakes

We love our dogs, and as responsible owners we make sure that our furry pets are comfortable, starting with food, health, grooming, and vet checkups to keep them healthy and happy. But it doesn’t end here, as an owner, it is our duty to train our dogs to relax and have calm interactions with other animals and people around them. But sometimes there are situations in which we think we are doing the right thing but it turns out to be a mistake. Let’s tackle some common dog training mistakes to avoid when handling our furry friends because having healthy and happy pets reflects how responsible and worthy you are as an owner. 

 

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Here are some common dog training mistakes

1. MAKING DOG TRAINING TOO LONG OR NOT ENOUGH

This is one of the most common dog training mistakes. Dog training should have multiple short sessions rather than longer sessions. It doesn’t mean that we can train our dogs every day and every hour, but there are certain situations that our dogs can feel pressured, anxious, and afraid and not cooperate with training. Always be in tune with your dogs’ moods and behavior to feel comfortable and happy. 

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2. TOO MANY TREATS

Treats are one of the most effective positive reinforcements regarding dog training but too many treats can be a dog training mistake. If every desirable behavior has a corresponding treat your dog can rely on treats too much and will grow to expect them. If your dog becomes too reliant on treats and you don’t have them, it can cause demotivation.  It’s better to let your dog expand their willingness to learn and have fun with additional forms of positive reinforcement and instead encourage non-edible treats like walks, running, playing with their favorite toys, and mingling with other dogs. 

 

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3. PUNISHABLE BEHAVIOR

Dogs can be playful and hyper, and sometimes cause damage such as broken items, chewing shoes, slippers, and other important belongings. How you punish your dog matters. Too much punishment and the wrong methods can actually cause the dog to become violent or fight back, and if the punishment timing doesn’t happen close enough to the bad behavior it can also cause confusion. 

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4. EXPECTATIONS

We all know that dogs are attentive and smart but it is important to have realistic expectations for training. Dogs are playful, happy, and attentive especially when getting commands or instructions. But there is a learning curve and you cannot expect your dog to focus and be responsive at all times. Learning to read your dogs’ mood and attention level matters along with good communication.

 

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5. INCONSISTENT TRAINING

When you are dog training, it is important to be consistent. Without consistency, some dogs may forget or lack focus and attention. In order for you to be successful, it’s a good idea to put together a schedule for training every day to teach and reinforce the behavior you are trying to teach. A step-by-step process is also effective in dog training so that your dog can learn and observe it at all times. 

 

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6. UNAWARE OF YOUR DOG’S BEHAVIOR

Some owners don’t acknowledge the dog’s behavior if she is afraid, anxious, or uncomfortable. Neglecting your dog’s behavior is a big dog training mistake. As responsible owners, we must always pay attention to their mood and behavior, to ensure the dog is receptive to training and ready to learn.

 

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Sometimes we think that our actions and commands are right but there are dog training mistakes that we should avoid for successful dog training. Every dog is different just like people, there are introverts and extroverts it’s a matter of how you train and treat your dog. Your dog’s behavior is a reflection of how good you are as a pet owner so we need to be more thoughtful and considerate when it comes to our furry friends. 

About Delmarva K9

Having a hard time training your dog? He doesn’t follow nor obey your actions?  Well, don’t worry because The Delmarva K9 Board & Train Program is here to help you and teach you to have a leadership approach that emphasizes rewards and is for pups and adult dogs who are new to training. 

What can Delmarva K9 offer you? We offer programs targeted to instill essential skills and behavior in canines. We offer obedience training for your furry family member; additionally, for your furry pet, we offer behavior modification and specialty training. For working dogs, we offer aggression training, narcotics training, explosives training, and tracking. If you don’t have much time to train your furry pet, contact Delmarva K9 and schedule your dog’s training today.  Visit our page www.delmarvak9.com to learn more about dog boarding and training. 

 

Our Body Language & How Dogs Understand It

Pets are one of the greatest blessings we are given. They are loyal companions and give us undying love. One of the best examples and most common pets is dogs. Dogs tend to be a man’s best friend, why? Because the loyalty of a dog cannot be compared to anything- even in humans.

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But how do dogs understand our body language? Body language & dogs can form and build communication by observing each other’s behavior and actions. Through this, we learn how to react and respond to certain behaviors based on the body language that each has shown.

As a responsible owner, it’s important to establish great leadership with your dog. Like a teacher towards her/his students and a parent to his children, Body language & dogs creates an important role especially in imparting discipline to the dog. If an owner is irresponsible, often the dog will be careless and more dangerous and unable to control its emotions and feelings, often even frightened of people. But how can we exercise discipline towards our dog? Dog communication is an effective way to establish leadership. Leadership with your dog has nothing to do with volume, force, or intimidation, it is better to demonstrate proper body language, and having proper dog communication will create and build trust.

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How do you show leadership towards your dog?

  1. A good and effective leader teaches with empathy and patience. In order for your dog to have discipline, you must exercise these qualities yourself since you are the role model.
  1. Be calm and confident. A good leader must be calm and confident, if there are certain situations where your dog becomes aggressive you must not panic. Show a calm-confident attitude and energy to influence how your dog interacts with the environment. It is very important to be aware of your body language and exercise proper dog communication to be effective.

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  1. Know your dog’s strengths and weaknesses. This is the most important thing to remember, you must know your dog’s strengths and weaknesses, why? Because there are certain circumstances in which your dog might be uncomfortable and anxious. For example, your dog might be uncomfortable around kids and show aggression. You need to ensure the safety between your dog and others and if your dog is uncomfortable, it’s important to control him properly and avoid potentially hazardous situations.
  1. Reprimand your dog right away. Sometimes our dogs become silly and playful and do things that may cause damage. Right at the time of the incident is the right time to correct your dog’s actions. When he does something wrong correct him right away, so he associates his behavior with the reprimand.

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  1. Meet your dog’s needs. Showing leadership to our dogs includes meeting our dog’s needs. Your dog needs physical exercise, mental stimulation, and training on a regular basis. The higher the energy of your dog, the more physical exercise he needs. If your dog is smart, mental simulation must be perfect for him and the more opportunistic your dog is, the more training he needs.
  1. Be consistent. Always remember to be consistent in training your dog, why? Because training doesn’t only last for a day, you must take time and practice every day to be effective. It is very important to be consistent so that your dog will learn the training and have the discipline to improve his actions.

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About DelmarvaK9

Having a hard time training your dog? Difficulty not following won’t obey your directions? Well, don’t worry because The Delmarva K9 Board & Train Program is here to help you and teach you a leadership approach to training that emphasizes rewards and is geared to both pups and adult dogs.

What is Delmarva K9? We offer programs targeted to instilling essential skills and behavior in your canines. We offer obedience training for your furry family member; additionally, for your furry pet, we offer behavior modification and specialty training. For working law enforcement dogs, we offer aggression training, narcotics training, explosives training, and tracking. If you don’t time or knowledge to train your furry pet, schedule your dog’s training today.  To learn more visit our page www.delmarvak9.com to learn more about dog boarding and training.

 

How Dog Behavior is Linked to Nutrition

Nutrition is the process of consuming food and drink to gain everything that is required for health and growth and providing us the energy we need to go on with our day-to-day lives. Just like humans, dogs also need good and balanced nutrition as a basic necessity in their daily lives. As responsible owners, it’s important to provide for their basic needs so that they can stay healthy. It will also improve the dog’s behavior because this has a direct effect on their physical and mental capabilities.

 

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What should my dog’s food include?

Our dogs give us happiness and joy and deserve the best.  The first basic need is the dog’s food. Their foods should have natural ingredients that are not harsh and harmful. Dogs have different nutritional needs that can vary by breed, so it is very important to have the basic knowledge of their individual needs to keep them healthy and strong. Speak to your dog’s veterinarian to find out the best formulation and places to purchase. Some of the essential ingredients for all dogs are listed here for easy reference.

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Essential nutritional needs for your dog:

  1. Proteins. Body tissues are made of proteins. Your dog’s body makes only 13 of the 23 amino acids that are building blocks of protein so the other 10 must come from their foods. What foods are high in protein for dogs? These include poultry (chicken, turkey, and duck), beef, pork, and fish. Protein allows your dog’s body to function properly this contributes to healthy hair and skin, muscle development, and tissue repair. If your dog has a balanced protein they are more active, and has improved coordination and behavior.
  1. Carbohydrates. This is one of the most important parts of a dog’s diet because it supplies energy. Carbohydrates are needed in a dog’s daily diet as they provide energy in the form of glucose and are the main source of dietary fiber. Oats, grains, rice, corn, and potato. But remember that too many carbs for dogs are dangerous so it’s best to provide them according to their needs.
  1. Vitamins and Minerals. These are needed for many of the chemical reactions in your dog’s body, such as building bones and keeping them strong. These essential vitamins and minerals provide your dog’s energy level and help its immune system. Your dog can get all the vitamins and minerals they needed in a balanced food including:
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • B-Complex
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus

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Dogs don’t need vitamin C because their body makes it. When they eat nutritious food, your dog doesn’t need supplemental vitamins or minerals since it is already incorporated into their food. It is better to give them proper foods that contain vitamins and minerals because without supervision supplements can be dangerous to a dog’s body.

Are dog’s nutrition and behavior related?

Yes, dogs’ behavior is a reflection of their nutrition. Diets that are deficient in essential nutrients can lead to serious health issues. If a dog doesn’t feel well because they are weak or feeling pain, it can certainly impact its behavior. Poor nutrition can lead to serious disorders in dogs like obesity, allergies, and fur loss. If your dog’s nutritional needs are not met they can experience stunted growth, sickness, diseases, and even death. A well-balanced diet is very important and it is very important to know the nutritional content that can be given to dogs without harming their bodies.

But you should not only focus on their food intake only here are some other essential needs that you should consider:

  1. Water is the most basic of all needs, not only for humans but also for dogs. Water makes up more than half of an adult dog’s body weight. When it comes to your dog’s nutrition, water is more important than protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Water carries important nutrients in and out of the cells of the body, aiding in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Water also regulates the dog’s body temperature, and improves cognitive function and digestion. Most dogs should drink at least 1 ounce of water for every pound they weigh every day.
  1. Love. Regardless of their age and breed, all dogs need love, affection, and emotional interaction. Dogs are kind, loving, and compassionate, especially to their owners. That is why we sometimes say that dogs don’t deserve us because they tend to give all they have and are loyal despite their circumstances. Your love for your dog can make a difference in their behavior. For many of us, they are a huge part of our lives, and our dogs see us the same way. Showing them attention and affection makes a big difference in their overall behavior and demeanor.

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About DelmarvaK9

Having a hard time training your dog? Difficulty not following directions or won’t obey your directions? Well, don’t worry because The Delmarva K9 Board & Train Program is here to help you and teach you a leadership approach to training that emphasizes rewards and is geared to both pups and adult dogs.

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What is Delmarva K9? We offer programs targeted to instilling essential skills and behavior in your canines. We offer obedience training for your furry family member; additionally, for your furry pet, we offer behavior modification and specialty training. For working law enforcement dogs, we offer aggression training, narcotics training, explosives training, and tracking. If you don’t have the time or knowledge to train your furry pet, schedule your dog’s training today.  To learn more, visit our page www.delmarvak9.com to learn more about dog boarding and training.