Understand your dog
Understanding common dog problems and how to solve them.
Canine Behaviour Officer Kate Ellam says: Dogs can bark for a number of reasons. When it occurs in response to children, it can often be because they are worried or overexcited and wanting to play.
Many sound-sensitive dogs become worried when it gets dark in the evening. They quickly associate this time of day and the darkness with the occurrence of fireworks and so their anxiety starts as the light fades. Many of these dogs refuse to go outside at all after dusk.
Elizabeth Kershaw offers her advice to one of our readers whose dog is frightened of passing traffic. If you're experiencing the same issue with your own dog then these training tips may be useful...