German Shepherds Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
This post is to brag on my boy and also to say how fortunate I am. Since today is the 4th of July, I'm sure that most people are dealing with the fireworks issue. Fortunately it isn't an issue with my boy. He is not afraid of fireworks or thunder. He is the first Shepherd I've had in my over 50 plus years of Shepherd ownership that is not afraid or bothered by loud noises. As a matter of fact, we just got back from a walk with fireworks going off all around us and he remained calm. I'm very proud of my boy Smokey.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
139 Posts
Hoping for the same with mine.... So far so good.

Had a guy light one off as we were walking by this morning. She was interested, A little put off, but didn't appear afraid.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
942 Posts
The exact same thing happened to my puppy Rollo on I on our walk just now! Made me so gosh darn happy
 
  • Like
Reactions: dogma13

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,703 Posts
Good boy Smokey!My boy Samson will growl at thunder sometimes.But loud noises normally don't bother him.My girl is a strange one though.Sometimes they do and other times she couldn't care less.
That's great that Smokey made it through the evening with zero trauma for him or you:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Thanks for all the nice replies. Occasionally, when a loud noise happens he will alarm bark, but I tell him it's ok and he quiets down. My last Shepherd would run and hide if a door was closed too hard. LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
267 Posts
Good boy, Smokey!
I had a similar experience with my pup, too. He was more curious to find out where they were coming from. He slept through most of the festivities on Wednesday night.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
Good for you and good for him! Well done!

My boy is also my 1st dog to cope well with fireworks. Beau would alarm if someone set off firecrackers, etc right near our property at our old home, then settle when asked to. He hadn’t been exposed to the big booms before, though. Slept through them this season, yay! (Storms don’t bother him, either.) Lots of things in the people world make him anxious, but fireworks don’t.

My Xiao girl, who was so wonderfully brave in so many ways, was absolutely terrified of thunderstorms and anything that sounded like them. Little popping firecrackers were not scary for her, but the big booms sent her straight up into my lap. I could get her to stay on her bed during a night time storm or firework display only if I slept at the edge of mine with an arm draped over her. She needed to be touching me to get through it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Had the same experience with Maximus our 10 month old Czech line. Walked right down along the U.S. border and he was aware and made sure I knew there were loud noises but that was it. People were very surprised we were having a casual walk. Slept right through the night and did the same with thunder the 5th. Steely Eyed Missile Man.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
223 Posts
Charger wasn't scared of fireworks at first but when he got to be a senior he became scared of them. Not to the point where he would run away thankfully.
My new boy Sawyer is n't bothered by them at all. Some stupid teenagers actually shot some fireworks at him, he just stood there until I ran after the stupid punks ,he ran after them also, barking up a storm, luckily not attacking anyone.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top