Here's a cool way of keeping your dogs safe and happy on Bonfire Night - The Evesham Observer

Here's a cool way of keeping your dogs safe and happy on Bonfire Night

Evesham Editorial 4th Nov, 2017 Updated: 4th Nov, 2017   0

YOUNGSTERS from The De Montfort School have spent the week creating ‘doggy dens’ for Dogs Trust Evesham’s homeless hounds ahead of Bonfire Night.

Year 7 pupils from the Four Pools Road school visited the Wickhamford-based rehoming centre to help staff build the dens to protect the dogs from the loud noises and bright lights of firework displays, which can cause them stress.

The schoolchildren filled the dens with toys and covered them in blankets to ensure the dogs will feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

Sarah Reade, senior intervention tutor for Year 6 and 7 at The De Montfort School, said: “Our students had a great time learning all about how to make dogs feel safe and secure on Bonfire Night.

“Many of them have their own dogs so I’m sure they’ll take the useful tips home and create their own doggy dens.”

Jen Protheroe, Dog School West Midlands head coach, said: “Many of us enjoy the experience of fireworks, but for our dogs it’s often a scary experience.

“By creating a doggy den you’re giving your dog a haven where they can feel safe and secure. The doggy den should be built away from the hustle and bustle of the family home, somewhere quiet where the dog can rest peacefully.

“This will very much be a safe space for the dog, but they should be able to move in and out of the den freely. Making it as cosy and snug as possible is a must, but your dog should be able to see out of the den should he/she want to.”

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