Preparing our pets for Fireworks season: CounterconditioningFollowing on from our previous blog regarding desensitisation in preparation for the fireworks season and once this desensitisation stage is completed. We can adapt this to include the counterconditioning process, by which we make a positive association to the sounds your pet is sensitive to.
This can be done by providing rewards whilst playing the sounds your pet is sensitive to, in order to start to reinforce positivity with these sounds. Each time the volume is increased and they settled, they are rewarded. Make sure these are rewards that your pet really likes! These processes do require time to counteract these behaviours.
If you have any further questions regarding the fireworks season please do not hesitate to contact us.