U.S. Independence Day falls during one of the hottest months in the year and is packed with all sorts of summertime activities like hanging out at the lake, grilling, and of course, fireworks. This may be the only time of the year when your dog hears the big booms and sees the bright flashes on the night's sky. As fun as these experiences may be for us, we have to remember our dogs might be a little nervous with such booming sounds. Fortunately, there are many activities dog owners can do to include their dog in the festivities that don't include a frightened pup under the lawn chair.
The Fourth of July falls during summertime, which comes with hot days and freedom. While nighttime fireworks shows are never a good idea, there are plenty of other fun Fourth of July activities for your dog during the daytime. Playtime and exhausting experiences during the day will significantly reduce your dog's fear at night once the "rocket's red glare [and] the bombs bursting in air" begin.