Keeping your pup calm in the busy build up to Christmas

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With Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas just around the corner, it is time to get your dog prepared for the busy season. For most, from now until New Year, visitors to the home increase the festivities and fireworks seem to be never-ending.

Keeping your pup calm in the busy build up to Christmas

With Halloween, Fireworks and Christmas just around the corner, it is time to get your dog prepared for the busy season. For most, from now until New Year, visitors to the home increase the festivities and fireworks seem to be never-ending.

Your dog may already be feeling the effects of a quieter home, with family members returning to work home and to school. The hustle and bustle of the summer holidays meant more people and a busier routine for you (and your dog). Just as your dog is getting used to quieter times and we approach the end of the year, Halloween, Christmas and New Year could bring more people and noise which can be an unsettling change for your pooch.

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How can you help your dog stay calm during busier times?

  1. A safe space: Give your dog an area that they associate with calm, away from noise.
  2. Shut out fireworks: They may be fun for you, but the loud bangs and flashes can be distressing for dogs. Always walk your dog before dark and ensure that they are in a place that they consider safe, with their favourite toys and preferably you by their side.
  3. Use a pheromone product: Containing Maternal Appeasing Pheromones, normally excreted by their mother mum, products such as Beaphar CaniComfort® replicate the pheromone releasing, helping to promote a sense of calm in times of stress.

For some dogs, having less or no people around can also cause distress; a pheromone product also works well in this situation. Plus, there are a number of other calming products in the Beaphar Calming range  - from sprays, diffusers and more - giving you options for the best solution for your home.