If your dog is anything like mine, she'll be hiding under the bed for another ten days or so, until the possibility of hearing the pop of a firecracker is gone. There are four big reasons why dogs are not fans of the 4th of July.
I asked my neighbor Chuck what he had planned for the 4th of July, and he said, "I don't know, but my wife wants a hot dog." Of course, she does! A hot dog craving comes right along with every road trip we'll take this week and every firework we'll see. And there's a reason behind it.
Dogs just don't understand Independence Day. We know the loud booms and bangs are to show how much we love our freedom, but dogs must think the world is caving in and they're about to get some shrapnel right in the hiney. We've got some ways to help calm the doggie jitters.