Fireworks Sound Desensitisation Therapy

Free downloads of the Sounds Scary therapy programme. (Courtesy of Dogs Trust and the vets, Sarah Heath and Jon Bowen, who developed the programme).

Dogs that are safely, and gradually, exposed to many different loud noises, are often able to cope more effectively with new, frightening sounds like fireworks or loud engine noises.

Sounds Scary Programme

Sounds Scary can help your dog deal with distressing noises such as fireworks. The programme is not only backed by years of clinical experience, it is also scientifically proven to be safe, effective and easy to use.  This sound based treatment programme was developed by two veterinary surgeons specialising in the field of pet behavioural therapy. It comes with a full set of instructions, which makes them easy to use and extremely effective.

Please download and read the instruction booklet before proceeding with the programme.


SOUND 1.    Sounds Scary - Whistles and whooshes 

SOUND 2.    Sounds Scary - Individual fireworks 

SOUND 3.    Sounds Scary - Bangs and pops 

SOUND 4.    Sounds Scary - Full Fireworks 

SOUND 5.    Sounds Scary - Rain 

SOUND 6.    Sounds Scary - Hail 

SOUND 7.    Sounds Scary - Distant Thunder 

SOUND 8.    Sounds Scary - Loud Thunder 

SOUND 9.    Sounds Scary - Gunfire 



It has been shown, that when dogs feel less anxious, they respond better to the programme, as it makes them more responsive. Using Adaptil or Zylkene can help make your dog feel more relaxed and less stressed.  

Zylkene contains a natural product derived from a protein found in milk. It can be given in your dog's food or as a treat.

Adaptil is a synthetic copy of a pheromone that mother dogs produce to soothe their puppies. It's available in collars, diffusers and sprays.


For advice on which product to try with your pet speak to a vet or veterinary nurse or CONTACT US