Anyone who knows that their dog reacts anxiously to the noises of New Year’s Eve should seal the house as well as possible against the noises coming in from outside and the sudden flashes of exploding fireworks by lowering the roller shutters and drawing the curtains, says Becker: “It is advisable to do this , turning on the light in the house and turning on soft music.” A retreat or hiding place, such as your own basket or a place on the couch, is important for the dog. Games and toys that he likes can also be used to provide distraction. A chewing bone that the dog has been busy with for a long time can also be a distraction. If you want to enjoy the fireworks of the neighbors yourself, you have to be careful that the dog doesn’t escape through the open front door at a moment when you’re not being watched. And don’t leave him alone for too long. Because without the master or mistress, the fear is all the greater.