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 anxiety wrap 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, from rocking out on the drums to playing a game of fetch with a loud twist.

Whistle Ball

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Sunny Day
Cheap
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1 hr
Items needed
Whistle Ball Dog Toy
Activity description

Okay, let’s be honest: it’s extremely rare that your pooch actually likes fireworks. 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, which is basically a fun twist on the classic game of fetch.

This activity works one-on-one, or you can invite one of their doggie BFFs to play along as well. We 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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Buy the whistle ball dog toy
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. No need to get too fancy — even a cheap whistle ball from the local bargains store will work!
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Get your fetch on
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 noise it'll make. Dogs that enjoy sound simply can’t resist. They’ll take off, and they’ll bring that ball back ready for round 2, 3, and 4!
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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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DIY Fireworks Show

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Sunny Day
Moderate
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1 hr
Items needed
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 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.

Whatever you decide to do, 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 with fire(works). Supervise your pup at all times — fireworks poisoning can be a life-threatening condition for dogs.

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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? Do you want to avoid messy firecrackers that leave tons of debris for your dog to potentially try and eat? Consider which fireworks are the safest for your family, and don't "furget" to consider your neighbors too.
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Prepare
It may be best to leave your dog indoors and let them watch your fireworks show 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!
As you sit back and enjoy the show, remember that safety is key. If your dog has a front-row seat to the action, consider moving them to a safe distance. Just because your dog likes fireworks doesn’t mean they should be set loose around them!
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Doggy Drummer

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Any Day
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1 hr
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Drum set
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Whether you're a drummer yourself or you're just looking to make a joyful noise with items you already have lying around your house, this is a "grrreat" activity for your pupper! 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”. So 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. Don't have access to a drum set? You can DIY your own kit with some basic kitchen utensils — pots, pans, and wooden spoons, oh my!
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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. 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
Plenty of dogs actually like to play drums. Don't believe us? Just hit up YouTube to see for yourself! This trick will take some time and effort to master, and remember to go slow and be patient during the training process. Who knows? Your pup might be a total natural!
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More Fun Ideas...

Listen to a Video

From music made especially for dogs to videos that aim to desensitize dogs to certain sounds, YouTube is chock full of content for dogs who love loud noises. Try playing 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.

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.

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!