Gallery: 8 Tips to Protect Your Pup on July 4
3. Tire Your Pup Early
Exercise your dog early in the day before parties begin. Make sure that any off-leash time is securely fenced and any walks have a good leash — people sometimes set off fireworks before dark! (Photo: Thinkstock)
5. Avoid an Accident
Keep charcoal, fireworks, sparklers and glow sticks far from curious canines. Even when unlit, these can cause serious problems if a dog decides to chew. (Photo: Thinkstock)
7. Skip the Fireworks -- For Your Dog
Leave your dog safely inside your home with a frozen stuffed treat during the fireworks. (Photo: Thinkstock)
8. Distract Your Dog
If your dog is afraid of loud noises, leave gentle music playing to help cover the sound of fireworks.
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