2. Turn on soothing music. Classical music is best in my opinion, but anything will do as long as it isn’t angry or harsh music that would cause your dog further anxiety. (FYI: the classical FM station is 91.5). You don’t want to turn the volume all the way up, making your dog deaf or causing more anxiety, but make it loud enough to distract them from outside noises.
No matter what you decide to do this holiday weekend, please keep your dog’s health, happiness, and safety in mind. Don’t become a statistic. If you take them to the river, please remember that life jacket while on the water. If you take them on a road trip, please remember that seat belt harness. Lots of water, shade, and sun block will keep your dog happy and healthy as well. Enjoy your Independence Day with your whole family, four-legged family members included!