15 Oct Local dog owners urged to train pets for Halloween and Bonfire Night
OVER eight in ten (82%) dog owners in the east of England have revealed their pets are distressed by loud noises – and a 17% have even had to SEDATE their dogs to calm them down.
Three in five (59%) dog owners in the region say their beloved pets become especially distressed during Bonfire Night or other firework displays.
The situation has become so bad for a 13% of the east’s dog owners that they have taken their pets to the vet to be treated for their reaction to sudden noises, according to a survey of 2,000 dog owners for Adaptil by Atomik Research.
Dogs develop a phobia to loud bangs that becomes gradually worse.
But two-thirds (67%) of dog owners in the east of England have no idea they can train their pets to cope with sudden noises – such as strangers knocking on the door at Halloween.