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Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc November 2018 Newsletter

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Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone at Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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November 2018

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   Happy Thanksgiving!!

Pet Diabetes

Benefits of Bone Broth

Fun Holiday Ideas

Cat Grooming Tips

Shareworthy News

   

   

   

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Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc October 2018 Newsletter

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Happy Halloween to Everyone!
October 2018 Professional Pet Sitting Etc Newsletter

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 International Black Cat Awareness Month

Back to School Blues

Dogfest New Jersey

Dog O’Lanterns

Autumn Allergy Symptoms

   

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     Halloween Safety Pet Tips 

     Quick Halloween Tips for Dogs 

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Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

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Professional Pet Sitting etc September 2018 Newsletter

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As we all head back to work and school, remember that your pets will miss you!!

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 September 2018

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Board Games for Dog Lovers

Doggy DNA Parties

Rescue Spotlight

Homemade Cookies for Bunnies

Storytime!   

   

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Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Cats Stuck In Trees

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The truth is that most cats will need your help getting down from trees

Can cats get down from trees as easily as they go up?

The quick answer is NO

Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

MYTH – cats will come down when they get hungry
FALSE – if cats are not too high up then yes cats may come down when they are hungry.  However, if cats are too high up, they can not get themselves down safely

Many people say – Cats will get down on their own, have you ever seen a cat skeleton in a tree……..

Well, unfortunately, once the cat becomes weak and dehydrated, they will mostly likely fall out of the tree, injuring or killing them from the fall.

Cats get stuck in trees generally to get away from a dog or wildlife that is chasing them and your cat felt threatened.

Cats’ nails are made for them to go forward and UP, they are NOT made for them to go forward and down.

Cats do NOT climb down backwards. It is just not natural for them to do so. There is a cat every now and then that may figure it out and come down backwards, but it is rare.

If they are only about 10 – 15 feet up, the cat can most likely jump down. Higher then that and cats may get injured. Many cats have suffered broken bones and death from falling from great heights.

If there are tree limbs that are close together that a cat can easily use as a ladder, they may come down when everything is safe and quiet.

If a cat has not come down in 6-8 hours, then you will need to intervene.

MOST CATS DIE WITHIN 3 DAYS WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER

NEVER let your cat stay up in a tree for longer then 24 hours.  Many cats have died trying to get out of a very high tree themselves.  Many cats will become severely dehydrated and weak and may fall to their death.  Many cats organs will start shutting down from severe dehydration

The longer your cat is in the tree without food and water, the weaker and dehydrated they will be. It will be worse if the weather is very cold, very hot, or if it is snowing or raining. All of these conditions will deteriorate your cat’s health and ability to get them self down safely

 

WHAT TO DO BEFORE SOMETHING HAPPENS

The very best thing to do is prepare for what may happen.

Make sure that your cat is in the VERY best health regardless if inside only or cats that are allowed outside.  

OUTSIDE CATS

Cats that are allowed to go OUTSIDE unsupervised are at the greatest risk for contracting diseases like rabies and distemper, parasites, tick born diseases, heartworm and more.  They are also most likely to be harmed or killed by wildlife, other cats, dogs, people, cars and so much more.  

The ONE important thing you can do for your OUTSIDE CAT besides keeping him safe inside and only going out with you, is to get them a full check up, physical, parasite check and vaccines every year.

INSIDE CATS

Cats that are INSIDE only or only go outside on harness and leash are less susceptible to all of the harmful things a cat allowed outside will face.  However, they should always be up to date on vaccines and as healthy as possible. Inside cats are susceptible to Distemper (includes all upper respiratory diseases) which is airborn and can be contracted through open windows and doors from an infected cat that is outside your home.  

Here is more on vaccines – https://www.profpetsit.com/blog/vaccines-for-cats/

TO PROTECT RESCUERS, YOUR CATS SHOULD ALWAYS BE VACCINATED FOR RABIES.  

Keep in mind that if your cat, inside OR outside were ever to bite someone for ANY reason, if they were outside and were suspected of having rabies OR came in contact with wildlife/other animal that may have rabies, the cat may be put down and tested for rabies for the health of the person bit.  This includes any person rescuing your cat.

 

So, what to do if you cat does get stuck up a tree……

First

Do not panic, you want to stay calm to keep your kitty calm.

Make sure that the area is safe and quiet.

Make sure there are no dogs or other animals around.

Make sure that whatever threatened them is completely gone.

Have everyone go inside.

Have only the cat’s favorite person outside, calling the cat’s name to coax them down.

Try a laser pointer, if your cat us not too far up (10 feet or less). Make sure your cat sees the red dot and then move the pointer in the path of the easiest way for your cat to come down, in hope that your cat will follow the pointer.

You can try placing their favorite food at the base of the tree or jingle the treat can and place treats at the base. Make sure your cat sees you do this, then go inside and watch

All this time, it is important to make sure to keep area quiet and safe while you are inside.

Give your cat a few hours to try to come down if they are not too far up.

If far up, secure a ladder as close to your cat as possible to give your cat an easy way to come down. Make sure the ladder does not move at all or your cat may not feel safe to use.

 

Second

While you are waiting inside, keep an eye on your cat to see if they are trying to get down. Make sure to keep the area safe and quiet for your cat.  If your cat feels threatened in any way, they will NOT move.

Now is the time to Call around to see if there is anyone who may be able to help.
Some fire departments will help, Some tree companies will help, some professional tree climbers will help.

Post on social media, you never know what is out there. However, be aware that everyone will have an opinion, many not so helpful.  You are in a vulnerable state worried about your cat and do not need negativity. 

Ask on social media if anyone can help – people with equipment like cherry pickers, bucket loaders, etc.

If the tree is in an area where no vehicles can go, you may need someone who is an experienced tree climber, hopefully, they are willing to help.  They will have safety equipment to get up there and down. 

Keep in mind, If your cat is way up the tree, having someone get close to your cat, climbing up a ladder may scare your cat. If your cat feels threatened, they may go higher up the tree or jump from great heights.

Placing cushions, mattresses or having 4-5 people holding heavy blankets underneath to catch your cat if they jump or fall, will help to alleviate injuries.

Even the nicest cat may sometimes feel very scared with all this activity and after being chased up the tree. So be prepared that your cat may scratch and/or bite the rescuer (even YOU).

Clothing and Gloves

Wear long sleeves, heavy shirt or coat, double thick leather gloves. If you are lucky enough to find someone with professional bite gloves, they are the best protection.

Some cats are so scared, they can fight their rescuer all the way down, making it unsafe for both cat and rescuer.

Please take as many precautions as possible for safety. Have people down below holding ladders to keep rescuer safe and blankets and cushions to catch your cat if they fall.

THIS is where it is IMPORTANT for your cat is up to date on rabies vaccine to protect everyone just in case.

Cat Carriers

To keep you and your cat safe, in some cases, bringing a cat carrier up and placing your cat inside maybe easier then just carrying your cat down. Make sure that ALL cat carriers are reinforced.  DO NOT try to lower a cat with a cat carrier’s handle.  These handles are known to break.  Do NOT rely on the cat carrier’s closures that keep the top and bottom together, they are known to let go.  Instead, wrap the carrier in some sturdy tie downs and secure to the carrier so that the carrier can not slip out in anyway.  

Pillow Case

Using a pillow case with a way to close and secure the top after the cat is inside may be useful

A Professional Rescue Net 

If you are lucky enough to find a rescue or someone with a professional rescue net.  These can get a cat in and secure to lower cats down to safety.

 

Last

Once on the ground, bring your cat inside, let them calm down. Check them over for any injuries.

It is advised to ALWAYS bring your cat to the vet for a full checkup. 

Especially if your cat was in a tree without food and water for more then 24 hours.

If they were chased, they could have been bitten by another animal or if they were hit by a car, they may have fled up a tree in fear.

MANY injuries YOU will NOT see

If you notice anything or notice your cat wincing, they may be in pain, please bring to a vet now, internal injuries that you can not see can be deadly.

Hopefully, this ordeal had a very happy ending for you and your cat and you both will not have to go through this again.

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

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Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc August 2018 Newsletter

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Lazy Days of Summer Fun!

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August 2018

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   Remembering Sam

Choosing The Right Pet

Need Pet Care Assistance

Leash Training a Cat

Our Service Challenge

   

   

   

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Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Are Your Pets Afraid of Fireworks & Thunder?

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Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks, Thunder and other loud noises

Pets, Fireworks, Thunder & Loud Noises

  Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

Every year I see many posts of pets harming themselves, running scared and becoming lost due to fireworks, thunder or other loud noises.  I have seen pets jump out windows, break legs, and have deep gashes.  I have heard of pets bolting through doors and being hit by a car.  We need to set our pets up for success.  This kind of fear is deadly. This can be for dogs or cats or any pet.

Neighbors and towns setting off fireworks, are always going to happen and you can not stop a thunderstorm.  These things happen so infrequently, that many pets do not get to realize that the world is not exploding around them. So, what can you do?

If you know your pet is sensitive to loud noises or worse, they harm themselves, there are some things you can do to help lessen the impact on your pet.

I am a big believer in doing whatever it takes to help your pet overcome any stressor. Here are some things that have worked for many animals and their owners as well as for animals that I have rescued and fostered.

 

ACT NORMAL

First, you MUST act normal and relaxed. Many times, pets pick up on their owners.  If you do not like loud noises, fireworks or thunder, you may be giving signals to your pets that they should be nervous or afraid too.

If you owned a pet in the past that was afraid of these things, you may unknowingly be telling your pet that you expect them to act that way as well.

I have always LOVED fireworks.  I absolutely love thunder and lightening storms.  I do not know if that is the reason that I do not have pets that react negatively to these things but I do think that it helps your pets if you are relaxed and act normally when these things happen.

 

IDENTIFICATION

Always make sure your pet has updated identification.  The fastest way someone can contact you will always be an ID tag.  Make sure to put at least TWO phone numbers, just to ensure the fastest way to contact you.

Microchipping is also advised, just in case a tag falls off.

 

CREATE A BASE

Obedience training for dogs. Even if your dog knows some commands, I would recommend obedience training on a regular basis.  The more training you do with your dog, the better your dog will feel and the trust in you will grow.  They will look to you for all of their cues, even in how they should act in a given situation. Reinforce commands at every feeding time.  Every time you feed just put your dog in a sit, down, come, wait, stay or whatever commands you have.  Dogs do enjoy pleasing you.

Cats can also be trained for boundaries, to come, etc.  Their training is a bit different but this helps cats to have a base as well.  Cats that are allowed to free feed and hide under a bed, will never be a full member of a family.  Start with basic, go to advanced and use it every day.

I can not stress enough that training helps with many, many issues that pets have.  This alone can give your pets confidence.

 

DESENSITIZATION and COUNTER CONDITIONING

Both desensitization and counter conditioning have worked well for me in many of the rescued, traumatized and abused animals that I have worked with over the years.

Desensitization is doing something over and over again until it no longer has a negative or stress reaction.  For example, if a pet hates having his paw touched, doing this over and over and over in a positive way will bring about the result that this dog will be okay to touch his paw.

Counter Conditioning is changing the thought process of a given event.  For example, if a dog views men in hats negatively, if we always have any man in a hat give, that same dog the best treat every time and this dog ONLY gets that treat from a man in a hat, after a while, that dog will look forward to and be happy to see men in hats!!

If you do any of the suggestions in this article, always start slow, never scold, just stop if you get a negative reaction and try again later. Don’t give up.  Each pet will get it in their own time.  Just keep doing it.  Some pets take a few weeks to change and some take a few years.  Every pet is different and their past experiences are different.

 

START YOUNG

If you are lucky enough to adopt a kitten or puppy, get them used to loud noises.  You can play loud music, bang on a drum (if you have one), bang your pots and pans, use an air horn.  You can also buy CDs of thunder and fireworks for this purpose.

I do not mean that you should do this continuously.  Start out with just one bang.  Act like it was nothing.  Then do this every now and then.  Always making sure to never push your pet too far.  Just short sessions of a second, then a few seconds.  and so on.  If you see that your pet is relaxed after one bang, go to 2 next time.  If relaxed after 2 bangs, go to 3 next time.  Do not increase if your pet is not relaxed.

Same goes with the volume when playing a CD, play it for a few minutes on low.  If relaxed keep playing it on low.  Then next session, increase the volume.

Stop any session if you see your pet becoming nervous, upset, etc.

Remember, this is not to scare your pet, it is to make it so your pet understands it is not a big deal and that they are safe. And it will be over soon.

After each session, walk away.

 

ADULT PETS

Follow the same as above.  Many times, when we bring home a pet, we can be quiet and may even change how we do things because we want our pets to always be happy.  That is not a bad thing but we also want to teach our pets to be okay with things they may not like.  It is possible that they may have had a bad experience with a loud noise and now every time they hear a loud noise they react.

These reactions can be VERY harmful if they break through a window, or jump from a balcony or something else. We need to change the way they think of these loud noises, from a bad experience to a more tolerant one.  They may never sleep through fireworks but at least they can be a bit more relaxed when they happen.

This is not going to happen overnight with a dog that is no longer a puppy. So, you must be consistent in doing something every few days.

It can be any of the things I mentioned above but it can also be you rooting for your favorite team.  Yell and shout when they hit a goal.  Or if your favorite song comes on, turn it up loud and sing your heart out.  Clap and stomp your feet.  Let your pets see that you are happy and everything is okay.

When you get ready to feed bang a pot, then feed the pets.

Graduate to playing the fireworks tape for a minute, then feed.

Again, your pet may not be relaxed with fireworks, thunder or loud noise for 6 months or maybe a few years.  But they will become less frightened the more exposed they are to these things in a calm, relaxed happy environment.

 

AROMATHERAPY

Relaxing aromas help people and can also helps pet.  You can try lavender in your diffuser.

There are pheromone diffusers specifically made for cats or dogs.  Many animals have done well on these for anxiety.

However, as with people, aroma therapy helps some and not others.

 

WHAT TO DO IF THERE IS NO TIME FOR ABOVE

Okay, so the forecast is stating a big thunder and lightening storm is coming in a few days or the Fourth of July is right around the corner, what can you do.

 

MEDICATION

I am not one for giving too many medications, but if it keeps a pet safe, it is better to give. Talk with your vet.  Explain your fears as well as your pets.  It may be possible that your vet will prescribe some medication to help your pet relax.  Keep in mind that you must give these medications a few hours ahead of time for it to really kick in.  If you do not, many pets can build up their adrenolin and override the medication and you are back to square one.

The week before and after any holiday that is know for fireworks, such as July 4th, New Years and Memorial Day, keep your pet double safe.

 

LIMITED TIME OUTSIDE

Keep ALL cats inside, even if they normally go out.  Cats that have been scared by fireworks cat run blindly into traffic.

Only bring your pet outside in your yard with a double leash (leash attached to a collar and a leash attached to a harness). Make sure that each leash is secure in your hand, one in each hand.  Only bring out for fast bathroom breaks.

If you have a fenced yard, take them out in the fenced yard with a leash.  Again make sure leash is secure in your hand.  If your dog gets frightened, we do not want them flying over your fence.  A frightened dog can scale a fence they have never scaled before!

Walks and outside play can wait, safety comes first.

 

THUNDERSHIRT

Many pets feel safer in a Thundershirt.  This is a snug body fitting garment that makes a pet feel safe and secure. Many pets do very well with this.

 

GO AWAY

If your neighborhood is a party of fireworks, maybe you and your pet can go to a nice quiet Motel and have a mini vacation.

Or if you know of a boarding facility in a quiet area, maybe that will help.  But it will only help if the facility is VERY quiet.  If your pet can still hear loud booms, being in a strange environment may not be better.

 

SOUND PROOF

In advance of any possible noise, close windows and curtains, turn up the radio or TV.  Turn on a fan or something that has a constant hum for some added white noise. Snuggle up with your pet in the quietest room of the house and watch a movie.

 

DISTRACT

Counter conditioning for pets who have Obedience Training can be used when you see any fear response in your pet.  Immediately, start putting then through their commands, sit, down, stay.  Give a treat for each command they do.  This will also help get their mind off of the fireworks, etc. This will also help your pet to feel more confident because they know they are doing things they know, it gets their mind off of the loud noises. You can also bring out your dog’s favorite toys.

For cats, bring out the toys.  Get them more interesting in having fun then what is going on outside. Again, you are trying to get your cats’ mind off of the loud noises and onto FUN.

 

WHEN THINGS HAVE PASSED

When the fireworks or thunderstorm has passed, start on a slow routine of getting your pet ready for the next time.

1 – Training

2 – Desensitizing

3 – Counter Conditioning

 

I do hope that I have given you some ideas that will help you and your pet come to enjoy fireworks, thunder and loud noises.  Maybe not the actual event but what you do during the event, like playing, commands, treats, snuggles!!

Happy Pet Owning!!

 

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