Do you have dogs that are skittish of the 4th of July fireworks every year?

Most dogs tend to cower and hide when neighbors shoot off firecrackers and fireworks. What can you do to calm them down? How can you help them?

The dog experts at OneMind Dogs have three simple solutions to help keep your dog somewhat calmer during this Independence Day holiday:

1) SHOW YOUR DOGS THAT YOU ARE CALM
If you get over-excited or nervous by fireworks, your dog will sense it and feel the same way. Try to stay upbeat and calm and your dog will follow.

2) BODY LANGUAGE
Soothing words and body language is what your dog understands. Show your dog a safe place he/she can hide during the explosions.

3) TREATS
Reward your dog throughout the day with small treats. Find which is his/her favorite treat that will keep your dog more interested in being treated and get his/her mind off the festivities.

Try these this July 4th and see if any of them work for your pet!