Nicole Ellis, a certified professional dog trainer with, shared how to keep our canines as calm as possible when your neighbors shoot off fireworks. Pet owners know it's going to happen. Heck, even local law enforcement issued statements warning residents they'll have extra eyes out for illegal fireworks. Put it this way, if you're launching fireworks in the middle of a neighborhood not only are you breaking the law, you're also being selfish. Most dogs do. not. like. the. sound. of. fireworks.

For dog owners, there are plenty of tips for keeping your doggies feeling a little more relaxed despite the noises that bring confusion, fear, and stress. Compression, distraction, play dates, and verbal comfort from their owners are just a few things to bring comfort to your furry family member.

By the way, Nicole Ellis is the real deal when it comes to canines.

Nicole is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), American Kennel Club CGC evaluator and APDT trainer. Using positive reinforcement methods Nicole has trained hundreds of animals from basic behavior and puppy manners, to trick training, therapy work, and service dog training. Nicole believes with love and positive reinforcement we can train any dog.

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