Most humans love the spectacle of fireworks, but the unexpected bangs overhead can be particularly terrifying for animals.
In fact, the RSPCA believes that 45% of dogs show signs of fear when they hear them.
That means almost half of dogs around the country could be cowering in fear on Bonfire Night.
However, there are some simple things you can try if your dog needs calming down.
During the fireworks season, don’t take your dog out in the evenings.
Take him or her out earlier in the day to risk any exposure to fireworks.
While you probably won’t be able to muffle it completely, you can help.
Close the curtains and shut all windows to make sure the sound isn’t as loud for your pet.
Music and television shows will do their bit to mask the sounds of the fireworks.
Keep one on during the peak times.
Put your dog in his favourite room of the house, and give him a nice hiding place, like a huge cardboard box.
On Bonfire Night, he can retreat there if he does end up getting anxious.
In the late afternoon give your pet a stodgy, high-carb meal.
This will make them feel more sleepy and calmer during the evening.
Place a blanket over a crate, or put some pillows to one side so your pet has a few hiding places they can run into.
It’s best to make these spaces all around the home – rather than just in the quietest rooms, as you never know where your pet will be when one goes off.
Punishing your pets when they are scared will only make things worse long-term.
Distraction works a treat, so get some toys ready for them.
Bonfire Night can also be a good time for training, or he might just want attention – in which case a cuddle is your best bet.
Many pets look to bolt when there is a sudden, loud noise.
They can easily escape, so ensure your home is safe and secure, shut all doors and windows.
Make sure your dog is microchipped, if he or she happens to get scared and get out of the house – there is a better chance someone will be able to track you down.