Firework Phobia

Do you have a Pandemic Puppy? New Rescue dog? Or fearful dog?

Fireworks season is fast approaching, and most pandemic puppies would not have been exposed to fireworks last year due to social distancing and lock-downs. They may find all the new sights and sounds overwhelming. As might a new rescue dog or fearful dog.

If you know your dog is already scared of fireworks, or you have a new dog and don’t know how they will react – now is the time to be preparing for Bonfire Night.

Bonfire Night is the busiest and most dreaded day for the animal community in the UK.

Did you know that 40% more pets go missing on bonfire night than any other night of the year?

Estimates show that nearly 50% of dogs show signs of anxiety/nervousness when they hear fireworks.

Thankfully fireworks in the UK come at predictable times of the year, which allow us time to set up our dogs to succeed, by reducing reactivity and building up confidence.

Sadly many people make the mistake of only preparing their dogs to relax to fireworks on the morning of the 5th November which is usually too late for most dogs.

The anxiety and heartache for so many dogs (and their humans) as the fireworks countdown begins, fills so many with dread.


After our sell out workshop last year, Laura from @tailsoftranquility and myself have joined forces again to develop an online course that will help you and your dog get ready for the big day.

Our online and interactive course should set you up to succeed with a tailored action plan, videos and interviews with experts, an online supportive community, printable PDF’s, and top tips and recommendations to make this years fireworks night fear free.