How to keep your Dog safe during NYE

As the clock ticks down to the exciting moment when we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with joy and celebrations, it's crucial to remember that our furry companions may not share the same enthusiasm for the festivities. New Year's Eve can be a stressful time for dogs due to the loud noises and bright lights associated with fireworks and parties. To ensure your canine friend stays safe and comfortable during this time, here are six essential tips to keep in mind.

1. Keep them inside or on the leash 
Usually fireworks start hours or even a few days before the actual celebrations. Keep your dogs inside or if you walk them make sure to put the leash on inside the house. NEVER take them off the leash during this period. Unexpected fireworks might scare them and they could run off.

2. Keep your dog in a familiar, quiet area.
Keeping your dog in an area they're used to will help them stay more calm and will reduce their stress and anxiety since they're already familiar with their surroundings.

3. Create a safe space
Dogs tend to hide when they're afraid of thunder or fireworks. Help them find a good place: Maybe under your bed, in a crate or even create a little cave for them. Some dogs might even be hiding under blankets or clothes.

4. Keep them away from fireworks
Don't bring your dog with you if you're celebrating outside. Fireworks can be very loud and startling for dogs, and they may try to run away or become agitated. (Let's not mention the possibility of them getting hurt)

5. Put a collar with name tag and tracker on

If you're leaving the house or if you can't spend the night with your dog, put a collar, harness and tracker on them in the case they escape from home.

Especially in Bali where some houses are quite open, dogs might find a way how to run away.

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6. Get a bone or distracting toy
You might be able to distract your dog with simply handing them a delicious and very big bone. Especially Bali dogs would do anything for some good treats. Or get them some toys they will play with