Animals already stressed by fireworks: ‘One bang can be enough to traumatize an animal’

Animals already stressed by fireworks One bang can be enough

Claudia Vinke, behavioral biologist at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University, is also seeing more and more traumatized dogs. “These are about explosions that you hear nowadays. In addition, it is also too much and too often, which can create an unsafe feeling for the animal.” According to her, training can help under normal circumstances, but you should preferably start it in the summer. Because fireworks are now set off almost all year round, training no longer offers a guarantee. “One bang can be enough to traumatize the animal.”