Activities For Dogs Who Like Fireworks

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Introduction

New Year’s Eve, Independence Day—your pooch absolutely loves these fire-cracking holidays! They’re not fleeing to hide under the bed, and you’re not strapping their security vest on. Your dog hears the pop and boom of fireworks and howls with delight. They head for the door or watch the dazzling spectacles from the yard. You’ve got a rare “breed” on your hands, so let’s talk about some activities they’ll enjoy. Here’s a guide that will introduce a little wonderful mayhem to your fur baby.

Whistle Ball

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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1 Hour
Items needed
Whistle Ball Dog Toy
Activity description
Okay, let’s be honest: it’s extremely rare that your pooch actually likes fireworks. I think most dog owners will agree. Because a dog’s sense of hearing is often extremely sensitive, they don’t really dig loud noises. But if your pup is a fan of noises, then they’ll love Whistle Ball. It’s an amplified game of fetch, and this works one-on-one, or you can invite one of their doggie BFFs to play along as well. I can just about guarantee that anytime you pick up this particular ball, they’re going to go wild. Get ready to whistle while you work (to have a good time).
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Make the purchase
If your home is still without a whistle ball dog toy, it’s time to make that purchase. It’s an investment that will keep on giving. Your furry firecracker-lover will get so much use and fun out of it. So, look around online, or check your local pet store for this really cool item.
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Get your fetch on
This is the game of fetch but fetch like no other. Sure, the stick or Frisbee you normally toss makes a little whistling noise. But this ball will fly, and the faster you launch it, the more is screams. Dogs that enjoy sound simply can’t resist. They’ll take off, and they’ll bring that ball back ready for round 2, 3, 4, and so on.
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Friendly competition
If your pup has a BFF in the neighborhood, or you’re looking to socialize your dog at the park, then ask another doggo to join the fun. Toss that whistling wonder and allow the two canines to duke it out. It’s a race to see who can catch that screaming banshee ball. The more paws, the merrier!
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Showtime

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Hot Day
Moderate
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1 Hour
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Fireworks
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If your doggo truly loves fireworks and doesn’t welcome an imitation, then fireworks it is. Maybe they simply like watching from the picture window, or perhaps they’re self-controlled or obedient enough to sit outside while you put on a little fireworks show. You know your faithful pal the best, so this one is up to you. Proceed with caution. We first and foremost want you and your fur child to remain safe. Check your local laws and also fire weather warnings/wind advisories for your area before heading outside to play in this fashion. Exercise extreme care when illuminating your yard.
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Select your 'works
Be strategic about the types of fireworks you buy. You know your dog. Are sparklers a good match? You have more control. Do you want to avoid messy firecrackers that leave tons of debris for your dog to potentially try and eat? Keep an eye on them, and think about which fireworks are the safest.
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Prepare
It may be best to leave your dog indoors and let them watch from the window. However, if you have them outside, maybe keep them on a leash. Some dogs will try and chase after the fireworks, and given the unpredictable paths of these flaming rockets, you might regret letting them run free.
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Enjoy
The main thing is that everyone enjoys themselves. Maybe have your dog sit with the kids in the back of the truck. They can all enjoy the show and remain at a safe distance at the same time. We at Wag! never want you to get yourself in a situation you and your pup can’t handle, so please think of your dog. Just because they like fireworks doesn’t mean they should be set loose around them. You know best!
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Doggie Drummer

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Any Day
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1 Hour
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Drumset
Activity description
This activity will work if you are a drummer or if one of your friends knows how to play the drums. If your dog likes firecrackers, then they’ll more than likely enjoy the sounds of booming basses, light taps on snares, and even the crashing of cymbals. You can either have band practice and invite your pup, or go solo in your basement as your pal jumps and frolics to the beats that they adore. It’s an unconventional dog activity for the dog that certainly screams “unconventional.” Pull up a stool, and get to drumming. Your fur child might even like to try playing the drums.
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Drums, anyone?
First, you’ve got to get your hands on a drum set if you don’t already have one. And maybe you don’t need the full set. Just get enough to make some noise. This might also be a matter of simply heading to friend’s house. Allow them to keep all the beats while you and your pup listen and enjoy.
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Rock out
Go crazy with those drums. Remember: you’re trying to replicate the crash and boom of a firework show. Channel your inner 4th of July or happy new year. More than likely, your pup will be amazed. They’ll tilt their head back and forth as they listen. And soon, they’ll be jumping and begging for more.
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Let the dog try
You can search this. Plenty of dogs on YouTube actually like to play drums. So, see if your canine is one of those kinds of pets. Put the drumstick in their mouth and see where it takes them. They might be a total natural, or you might have to help push them along and show them the way.
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Bring the Bass

If your pooch enjoys booming sounds, try putting on some music with the bass turned all the way up. Who knows? They might be dancing and howling along in no time.

Listen to a Video

There are actually YouTube videos dedicated to making sounds that will entertain your dog. So you can always play one of those and allow your buddy to be entertained by noises within the comfort of your own home. You could even look up videos of fireworks.

Conclusion

You can’t lie: it’s kind of strange that your dog likes fireworks when so many pups duck and cover at the first crack and boom. But we know you love your baby dog more than anything on the planet, and you want to make them happy. So, cheers for your little firecracker and all the fun they’re about to have, thanks to you!