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    *** shots

    come on people enough with the *** shots its a 9mm or 45. a block away

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    At least they're not coming thru your house, I hope.

    I'd be nice just to have an intermission to let dogs out to do their business. Still another hour or so of WWIII out there.

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    It's not even Cinco de Mayo
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    At least they're not coming thru your house, I hope.

    I'd be nice just to have an intermission to let dogs out to do their business. Still another hour or so of WWIII out there.
    One of my cats is sick, and I'm surprised she's not more annoyed by the noise. I saw lots of fireworks remnants on my travels this morning.

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    The problem is it's only going to get worse in GA. Pretty soon we're gonna regularly have saloon gvnfights on Saturday nights and religious differences settled in church on Sunday with gvn fire.
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    Fireworks would freak out my dogs. So at fireworks times they got the rare treat of sharing the couch with me to calm them.

    In my last neighborhood, though, most of the noise on the 4th was gŁns being fired as rapidly as possible. I only prayed that they were using blanks.
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    G u n is a verboten word?
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    Yes.
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    Wow after I posted this last night I let my Olde English Bulldogge out in the yard while I ate supper and it wasn't long before he was hyperventilating from running around in the yard and barking at all the noise. I only inherited him from a terminal cancer patient last year and didn't really realize how seriously he took this stuff. I had to drag him back into the house because every time there was a loud one he would tear off barking again.

    We won't be doing that again next year, lol.
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    Seriously? G...U...N is filtered out on here?

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    Interesting that shotgun is not filtered but all the others are.

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    Are you in Detroit?

    I was happy to leave that behind when we moved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
    Wow after I posted this last night I let my Olde English Bulldogge out in the yard while I ate supper and it wasn't long before he was hyperventilating from running around in the yard and barking at all the noise. I only inherited him from a terminal cancer patient last year and didn't really realize how seriously he took this stuff. I had to drag him back into the house because every time there was a loud one he would tear off barking again.

    We won't be doing that again next year, lol.
    You could try something like a Thundershirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    You could try something like a Thundershirt.
    Interesting. Actually I shouldn't have let him outside during the thick of it. I kind of thought it was funny at first that he was brave and ran out to confront the noise. But he was also scared and when he wouldn't come in and started hyperventilating it scared the hell out of me. I just won't let him out next year until it's done.
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    With a bit of patience, and a good supply of treats, a person can 'train' most dogs to want to hear fireworks, or thunder. Some dogs it might take quite a bit more time to work than others.

    The key is to offer your dog a high-value treat immediately (within a couple seconds) of hearing the noise. High-value at first will probably mean a juicy piece of steak, especially for those dogs that are extremely panicky when hearing these noises. Most dogs will ignore the treat for the first while, but some will take it on the first offer. You also need to 'Mark' the reward/praise by saying 'YES', or something equivalent that you want to use ... but it must be consistently used. It's best to say 'YES' just before handing the dog the treat.

    Again, you HAVE to give the treat immediately after the noise occurs (within 2 seconds). This method of training is often called Treat-Reward training ... and it works!!! The patience part kicks in because you as the trainer must be ready to dispense the treat after EACH fireworks goes off.

    You might be lucky and see results in the first night of training, but I doubt it. For this to work, you need to do it over a few nights. You don't have to wait until actual fireworks are being set off. You can download sound files to mimic either fireworks or thunderstorms. I would recommend starting with the volume turned down, and gradually turn it up if the dog is accepting the treats. As you see positive results, you can switch the treat to a more normal dog treat. The key is that the dog starts to associate the noise with receiving a yummy treat.

    It will take quite a while for the training to be successful in some dogs, but the results will last the lifetime of the dog. Well worth the effort. Most people give up because they think the dog will never respond ... but they will.

    I'm a huge advocate of this type of training, rather than coddling dogs during storms, which usually heightens their panic rather than help it. They think there must be something really wrong if they're being given this extra soothing cuddling.

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