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07-13-2014 01:12 PM
jafo220 There is one family that always has the illegal stuff every year. Last year it was half sticks, no problem for Cruz. This year it seemed to be just some m80's. We were on our usual walk and BOOOOM! I see what looks like a paint can fly about 20 feet straight up in the air. Cruz looked at it and that was that. It went off two more time before we got by. Cruz kept walking like nothing was wrong. However, my wife hates fireworks and I think he senses that because he kept turning his head checking on here the whole walk.

He was around 6 months the first time he heard one go off. He actually got excited about. But on our walk, I knew he'd be fine with loud noises when the same people set off a half stick about 20 yrds. from us and he didn't even flinch. I jumped alittle, he looked up at me and kept walking as it set car alarms off over into the next neighborhood. It was very loud.
07-13-2014 12:50 PM
marksteven Fireworks, not much of an issue. Thunder , thats another thing. Ramsey hides under the Bed during a Storm
07-08-2014 12:47 PM
russdawg24 about a month ago My wife and I took our (at the time) 4 month old to a community festival that was very crowded and had a fireworks display. When it came time for the fireworks I sat her on my lap so she could sense my body language. When the first "Boom" hit she looked up at me as I stared at them smiling. After that she just sat calmly watching them for the whole 15 minute show. I was more excited for her reaction to the fireworks than the actual display itself haha
07-08-2014 12:34 PM
LaRen616
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Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
I wonder if Sin has an ear infection. That could cause the noise to vibrate differently in his ear and even cause pain.
I never even thought of that, I haven't seen him shake his hear or scratch his ear but that thought never crossed my mind. He's still limping on his leg so I have to take him to the Vet.
07-08-2014 11:13 AM
Lilie I wonder if Sin has an ear infection. That could cause the noise to vibrate differently in his ear and even cause pain.
07-08-2014 09:07 AM
LaRen616
Sinister was raised around VERY loud motorcycles, parades, fireworks, etc.

Well suddenly now at 5 years old, he is TERRIFIED of fireworks. He totally went into panic mode, panting, drooling, whining, big eyed, trying to hide in the house and hurt his paw when he was freaking out.
07-08-2014 01:05 AM
Juliem24
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There were no GSDs who responded to extremely loud sharp noises they only heard once a year before now? That is the mark of a failed breed?
Well, Rudy was a rescue from Chicago and apparently there's plenty of loud sharp noises there, though I have no idea if he was exposed to,them. I have had several dogs in the past who were totally blissfully ignorant of fireworks for years, then all of a sudden they were terrified. Who knows why?
07-07-2014 12:39 AM
selzer My neighbor likes to shoot off his elephant gun any time, day or night. Yesterday, cleaning the kennels, I heard some firecrackers going, and my girls could care less. I think they get a kick out of their Susie when she jumps and hits her head when the big gun blasts though. Sometimes she speaks in tongues when this happens too. But the dogos don't care.
07-07-2014 12:32 AM
Bob_McBob
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Sad how far the breed has fallen that there is a yearly thread about fireworks....
There were no GSDs who responded to extremely loud sharp noises they only heard once a year before now? That is the mark of a failed breed?
07-07-2014 12:16 AM
Juliem24 I have 2 kids whose personalities were entirely different, and I had to use entirely different strategies with them for "training". IMO dogs are the same. Different strategies dependent on the dogs personality.
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