Crate training your dog is helpful because it provides your dog with a private space, much like a den. With proper training, many dogs come to enjoy their area, which makes the crate a safe place to keep your dog while you are out of the house. Plus, many dog owners find crates to be extremely beneficial when housetraining a dog.
In some cases, dogs may become overly excited and frightened by loud noises caused by fireworks or thunderstorms. This behavior is caused by your dog's heightened sense of hearing. Even though noises may not seem that loud to us, to our dogs they are significantly amplified. In these situations, you may want to consider administering pet meds that help calm your dog's nerves. There are natural solutions like Thundershirt, Relax and Calm Chews, HomeoPet Anxiety Relief, and Be Serene. Prescription medications are also available, which can be prescribed by your veterinarian.