Duke hated firework night… or should I say firework fortnight as it seems to have become. Diwali was on November 5th this year too, so that wasn’t a reason for extending the show.
Last year, right at the end of fireworks season, a firework went off near the house just as we finished the walk, Duke bolted for the house. I didn’t think anymore of it, thinking I’d deal with it, with a DAP Collar or one of those de-sensitising CDs or something.
But let me tell you that the CD’s don’t work – for a Collie its not just about the noise, but the sight and most of all the smell that freaks him out! The DAP collar had no obvious affect either.
Walks were a nightmare, poor Duke kept lieing down and refusing to move. Working full time, I simply couldn’t help but walk him after dark.
In the end, after a panicked visit to the vets, Duke spent fireworks night and the following evening on tranquillers and slept through it all!