Many dogs will try to hide when they hear fireworks being set off. This helps them to cope with their fear. You can help your pet by making sure they have a hiding place where they feel safe.
Create a comforting den by padding it out with pillows and blankets which help to soundproof it. If your dog already has a "hiding" place where they are comfortable in, then leave them there, do not try to force them elsewhere.
In the weeks leading up to firework season, let your pet have access to this den at all times and, offer healthy treats and praise when your dog uses this den, this will build a positive association with this space.
Pheromone plug-ins can sometimes also help (available from pet shops etc). These pheromones are calming scents that dogs can smell but humans can't.
Firework Displays and Your Dog
Take your dog for a walk well before fireworks are likely to begin.
Keep doors and windows closed, and close the curtains.
Play music with a repetitive beat at a medium volume to help mask the sounds.
Although it is tempting, do not comfort or reassure your pets, they will feel that you are anxious too and their fear will be rewarded and encouraged.
Signs of a Scared/Stressed Dog