How To Prepare & Keep Your Pets Safe For July 4th Fireworks
For our pets, the Fourth of July holiday may not be as fun as it is for their human companions. During this time it can be stressful and traumatic, so Cesar shares his annual dog tips on how to prepare for the festivities. Creating a safe environment is key, but what are the key steps to take before the big shows?
Each year there is a massive rise in lost pets around the holiday including veterinarians fielding calls from worried pet owners. As challenging as this can be for pet owners, it is crucial to be proactive in understanding how animals naturally react so you can help them stay safe. Cesar explains a few important tips and shows examples with his pack on what you can do at home.
Preparation for the holiday is key for a smooth weekend. For those that might not be celebrating as the holiday is celebrated in the U.S.; you too can practice these tips at home for your local holidays throughout the year or special events that may include fireworks, loud sounds, and more.
Watch these simple to understand tips to minimize stress on your animal during the Fourth of July weekend.
Be sure to share your experiences in the comments below and always remembers energy is key.
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  • Yu Mon Thin
    Yu Mon Thin

    How to train my dog not to be afraid of nails trimming?

  • m wright
    m wright

    I'd work for you for free !!!!!

  • Luis B.
    Luis B.

    Thanks for the great video 🙏🐕

  • koka Adbadul. pasion sensualidad
    koka Adbadul. pasion sensualidad

    Tienes un don divino de Dios. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  • cècil lucindo
    cècil lucindo

    What to do when the fireworks are very close, literally in the next yard? The noise is then immensely louder.

  • Fardad R
    Fardad R

    Hi mr Cesar please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please reply my message because I'm big big big big fan of you and you don't know how much i love dogs and had long long history with my dogs when I was 5 years old until now please reply my message i want to do some things and i need your advice and permission thanks a lot for your all nice training video's i learn a lot thanks🙂

  • Tanja Horvat
    Tanja Horvat

    Ja zivim u Srbiji na Balkanu. Zivim na selu. Imam tri zenske kuce mesanke - mamicu jazavicarku i kcerkice kern terijerku i mini labradorku retriverku. Imamo svoje dvoriste. Labradorka ima mnogo veliki strah od: vatrometa, protivgradnih raketa, grmljavine. Mamica je u februaru napunila 12 godina. Usvojila sam je u junu 2008. godine. Kcerkice su neplanirano potomstvo koje se rodilo 7. maja 2009. godine. One su napunile 11 godina. Labradorki nikad nisam davala lek za smirenje jer ima manje od 10kg. Pre nekoliko meseci nam je veterinar preporucio biljno sredstvo za smirenje koje se maze ispod brade. To nam je dosta pomoglo. Vise se ne gubi i ne drhti od straha. Ima svoje skroviste ispod stocica u spavacoj sobi. Kad je uvece nevreme, onda mi zameni noc za dan. Nesme da izadje u dvoriste jer je cula grmljavinu u daljini. Jedanput mi duze od 24h nije spavala. Da li imate neki savet koji bi nam dodatno pomogao? Unapred Vam se mnogo zahvaljujem na savetu.

  • mc dust
    mc dust

    thought we going to learn prepare dog meat what is dis

  • Toni K
    Toni K

    True story I can't watch any video with the smoke detector beeping in a utube video he will shake uncontrollably

  • Judith Nahuelquin
    Judith Nahuelquin

    Porque no hay ningún video en español???☹️😒

  • Ftv

    En español también porfavor 🙏 , saludos César eres el mejor 💪♥️

  • Ally Wilke
    Ally Wilke

    My dog runs around the house looking for dead ducks.He loves the firworks.We watch them together.

  • D. D.C.
    D. D.C.

    Thank you Cesar! You are the best!!!

  • Concepción Sánchez
    Concepción Sánchez

    Hola muy buenas, ¿Podría tener la opción de que los subtítulos fueran en castellano? Mi madre tiene 84 años y no puede disfrutar del todo el programa. Muchas gracias

  • Jigaware Vlog
    Jigaware Vlog

    Hey you guys! I just started my vlog and right now I have upload new video on my channel. Most of it for the time being is about my three week old kitten. I hope you guys can support my channel. Thank you and have a nice day!


    New subscriber here 🇵🇭 Love your videos on how to Decipline and Control a Dog 🐕♥️

  • Amy 1
    Amy 1

    This summer in NJ 100 degree days, thunder storms and idiot fire cracker lighters. Not so easy to drain my dog. Treadmill time!

  • Amy 1
    Amy 1

    I hate fireworks! Thank you.



  • Kuyo Sandoval
    Kuyo Sandoval

    Cesar is Mexican and if you watch all his videos are with white or oriental people, I have never watched a video with a Latino or that speaks Spanish, being Mexican, and I have tried to communicate with his association to see what the cost is for training my dog but since I am Mexican they have never answered me I feel that stopping is racist

  • Iraides Oliveira
    Iraides Oliveira

    Iraides cidade Passo Fundo RS Brasil

  • Iraides Oliveira
    Iraides Oliveira

    Oi Cezar tudo bem? Fala de fusinheira, andar na rua e tipo de guia como usar obrigado

  • red hood
    red hood

    César saludos desde México no te olvides de tus admiradores latinos yo sigo este canal pero no todo lo entiendo !! Con tan solo que tuvieran subtitulos

  • Satwik Star
    Satwik Star

    Hey Cesar huge fan of u from India. I follow your tips and suggestions. They are just like you like calm confident and assertive. Your tips helped me rehabilitate my dog and also let me understand the dogs psychology. Most of all I love your shirt "Better human better world" One tqsm Love from India🇮🇳

  • Tibor Juhasz-Kiss
    Tibor Juhasz-Kiss

    I learned again from you, Thanks for sharing

  • ruth payot
    ruth payot

    My dog just love to sleep 😴💤

  • Adiestrando mascotas x Male
    Adiestrando mascotas x Male

    Hola, estoy comenzando con mi canal de adiestrando mascotas, y mirando a los que saben, que buen consejo . Felicitaciones!!!

  • sandra cuevas
    sandra cuevas

    My dog is on another level of fear these dogs are normal scared

  • sushila huidrom
    sushila huidrom

    Hi Cesar, My 8 months old dog used to play with a calm adult dog of my neighbor. My neighbors dog is no more and so after 2 weeks of his death my dog behaviour changed a lil bit. Now whenever he see kids on road he kind of look at them like a prey and try to jump on them. Specially when kids walk on the road dancing or walking fast or running he try to chase them. I am afraid he might harm the kids. Our family have 2 boys who play with him but he never look at them like a prey. Please Help.

  • John M
    John M

    Hello Cesar so great to see you

  • Katiah Sierra
    Katiah Sierra

    So my dogs love fireworks what does that mean? Lol they watch them. They are chiweenies too 😅

  • Dalia's Travels
    Dalia's Travels

    Thank you so much 😊 my dog is really scare of fire works.

  • Tri Adhi
    Tri Adhi

    Ampun dah cuma nonton video ini iklan di IRbin sampai 4x..amazing

  • Matin Angel
    Matin Angel


  • Kristy Yates
    Kristy Yates

    I wish I had seen this before the fireworks started. My dog Bubba is deathly afraid of thunder, guns and fireworks. Once he hears any of them he refuses to go outside for 2 day's unless I reassure him and take him out just to quickly go to the bathroom before he runs full speed back inside. I have tried treats, sounds and all of it and he's so scared that he just shakes and won't take the treats. He's just over 3 and I've had him since the day he was born. I will try this and work on it all the time, only problem now is I can't get him to go out and exercise ever since 4th of July. He won't go further than 20 feet before pulling me as hard as he can to get back inside while whining even though nothing has happened in weeks. Nothing helps. 😟

  • Isabel Bonilla
    Isabel Bonilla

    How do you do it for a thunderstorms and lightning. My poor chihuahua is so scared

  • Mimi Ng
    Mimi Ng

    hi cesar milan. how to train dog stop from shaking when they are dog do not want yo be carry

  • Jasmina Jakonic
    Jasmina Jakonic

    My dogs are very scared of fireworks. I tried to get them used to the sound of fireworks by playing the sounds, but they do not react the same to the recorded sound and the real one. I guess they also feel vibrations and who knows what else, ultrasound, and that's something I cannot improvise. It is just not the same. Animals are so afraid of those horrible sounds, please always be aware of that.

  • Miriam Moraza
    Miriam Moraza

    Que padre éstos videos, me encantan, aprendo de ellos, pero me gustaría que tuviera subtítulos 😔

  • Martine Dhaene
    Martine Dhaene

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Guadalupe De la cruz
    Guadalupe De la cruz

    Hi thank you for your videos. I have a question. I have a Pittbull when I take out my dog for a walk he is calm and he stops when I ask, and he behaves inside the home. I’m a female but when I’m out walking with my dog I realize that I don’t know what to do if I encounter a loose dog. Should I stay calm and not move or let my dog go or let my dog decide what to do. Please I need your help my dog is calm with some dogs but with others he is not. Thank you for your time.

  • Richard Robbin
    Richard Robbin

    they run away because it represents the day of freedom

  • Lou Cruz
    Lou Cruz

    Cesar !!!! Que gusto volver a saber de ti 😄 Pregunta, no hay traducción en español para los que no saben Inglés y te quieren seguir 😅 Miles de bendiciones

  • Victoria

    Gosh I could just hug you. Your amazing. Thank you for always helping. Your advice is phenomenal 🙏

  • JRock4572001

    Cesar you should do more segments with junior. Junior is awesome.

  • Dennis Graham
    Dennis Graham

    Mine just doesn't care...

  • Julia G
    Julia G

    Thanks again for helpful advice, once again it worked out fruitfully 🙏 also my clients do easily pick up on your approach how to make our pack members feel comfortable even on troubled days 💛🐕

  • Colleen Carpenter
    Colleen Carpenter

    Our dog would jump through the window given the moment. I love these tips and will exercise her more before hand. But sometimes the noise can go on for hours.

  • Mariana Gomez
    Mariana Gomez

    Hola Cesar me encanta tus publicaciones. Estás en tv en español ? Tienes sitio you tuve español ? Acá estoy cn mi manada tb feliz !! Desde Buenos Aires cariños ❤️🙌

  • Brandi Windle
    Brandi Windle

    Thank you thank you , but I will say my dog has more anxiety then a person but he has been like that since a pup. Which I feel bad cause I feel he is feeling my feelings. My Bear and I have a unbreakable bond. My husband always says bear is your dog no matter what.

  • Bryan Hernandez_Zirangua
    Bryan Hernandez_Zirangua

    How can you stop a dog from going to the fireworks

  • Kristen D
    Kristen D

    Please help me. I'm in Rosarito Beach, I have an old pitbull and I adopted a Mexican street dog. The puppy is atta king the pitbull. Im single woman, my hand is destroyed. I do not want to put him down. This isn't for TV show, I really need help. Please.

  • Bastian Del Castillo Huerta
    Bastian Del Castillo Huerta

    I feel so bad for the dogs that suffer with the fireworks, my dog doesn’t even pay attention to them

  • Mariyum Millan
    Mariyum Millan

    Saludos primo 😂. Ojalá hubiera visto este video antes del 4 de julio. Mi perrito sufrió mucho. Le tiene miedo a todo. Incluso a los truenos. El es un rescue shit Zu y hace un año está conmigo.

  • Jay Lamb
    Jay Lamb

    There’s not too many dog trainers that I will listen Cesar trained me to help me pit. But it’s sad to say that my Romeo passed away 2 mo ago. (RIP) he was a blue like Jr. I rescued him five years ago. He was five when we rescued him and through your training I was able to have a well-balanced dog. It’s still too soon to have another but when I do you will be the first person I go to, to continue to train me as I lead my future dog. Thank you Cesar.

  • weplaytowin

    My only critique is the lighting/background in this video is very dark. Otherwise, this is great info, as always! 👍 Thank you Cesar!

  • M E K
    M E K

    Wooow por fin encontré tu canal me encanta tu filosofía para con los perritos. Estoy tan emocionada. Gracias por mantenerte fiel a tus convicciones aunque hayas pasado por los peores momentos en los que pudiste arrepentirte de seguir tu camino y no lo hiciste ahora muchos podemos disfrutar de tu sabiduría. Le admiro mucho como ser humano Sr Cesar Millán


    1+ όποιος ειρθε από των Παναγιώτη 😂😂😂.

  • Duarte Monteiro
    Duarte Monteiro

    Fantastic Cesar!

  • Richii Pedraza2000
    Richii Pedraza2000

    Señor Millán un enorme favor, podría agregar subtitulos en español Muchas gracias lo admiro mucho Bendiciones Saludos desde CDMX

  • zero two hero
    zero two hero

    Thanks for the video🙏. I would love to see a video about how to control dogs playing together. When my new puppy plays with my mum’s dogs she gets to rough and things start getting out of hand, didn’t know if you have any tricks or advice what to do to keep calm energy with dog on dog

  • Sunshine Laughter Love
    Sunshine Laughter Love

    Thank you 🙏🏽

  • Ana Gabriela
    Ana Gabriela

    Cesar, thank you so much❤️❤️ My dog always get scared for fireworks😫

  • veramou2013

    I'm French and I dread the 14th of July because my dog will be shaking all night.

  • karma tam
    karma tam

    My dog want to be trans Lol

  • Alexandra Dumas
    Alexandra Dumas

    Thank you so much. Our golden Lab (3 years old) newly shows fear with loud noises (thunder, slamming door). Here first of August is the national day and it gives us time to practice! so glad she loves food over all :))

  • elise

    Great info, but not nearly the volume of noise until all hours that took place in my neighborhood last night!

  • king z Pradhan
    king z Pradhan

    Which is best dog for Frist time owner

  • Little Mouse
    Little Mouse

    We do movie night with our surround sound. So the TV that they are so used to is the loudest and closest sound they deal with along with extra cuddles on the floors. I found that not reacting my self to the fireworks helped teach them that it was no big deal. For my Danes 4th year of 4th of July she was out and asleep before they started and slept right through them lol

  • Hellois Martin
    Hellois Martin

    I love Dogs all types!

  • Lela Flanery-Heineken
    Lela Flanery-Heineken

    I loved it

  • Rome Danger
    Rome Danger

    Mercedes + Range Rover. You earned it Ceaser

  • D

    Kept them inside. Why is this a thing? Ive raised more than 20 pups to adults...I dont get it...

  • Sky Bullet
    Sky Bullet

    My dogs don't freak out when they hear thunder, they do for fireworks though.

  • UFOs not Religion
    UFOs not Religion

    Some of my dogs used to panic from fireworks, but this time, I held my big boy when the first one went off, and brought them indoors for nature sounds on IRbin. Huge success. I owe all of my pack success to your genius. Thanks buddy.

  • Margaret Lussier
    Margaret Lussier

    Thx we love your book and tv show it help’s because my fam and me are getting a dog and I have a dog named Finny.!!!!

  • Zawati Sabtu
    Zawati Sabtu

    tq so much for tips 💋 im try to learn the tips.because in my country now Malaysia its raining on the nite and hot day time the weather is so hot..went raining time i have to brings 4 of my dog inside the House they so scared with Tunder big winds heavy rain and all the sound and all of them hide inside my room 😑 2 of them its golden retrieval and Beeger is always inside the house.i don't have problem with the golden retrieval she not scarred Big rain Tunder even she love play the water 😁.but the beeger is more worse the hold boy is shacking..I will try this tips.tq so much cesar millan ❤

  • Loki Vato
    Loki Vato

    my pets are dead because of you

  • James j
    James j

    I burnt out my dogs. I had to work the next day. My two dogs were in full mode panic mode. I kicked them both out of my room.

  • chocolat654

    You were on German TV today. Many cases seem easy to solve and common so that I'm not that interested anymore. But the case of today was special: A dog trainer asking for help for a very energetic rhodesian pitbull mix. Watching him in your center, playing with other dogs I thought best would be for him to stay there in dog-paradise. Very interesting that you found out that he might be even happier becoming a service dog. Interesting that you are able to interprete smallest signs of their behaviour. Really cool what you do for these creatures! The situation of dogs in Asia shocked me deeply. Sad, that there is no way to help them all.

  • Renee

    I am blessed 🙏 my 2 dogs enjoy watching/listening to fireworks/lightning/thunder because I explained to them while young, “It’s a party in the sky..yay!” So they are fantastic. 😉

  • Rising Empire Entertainment
    Rising Empire Entertainment

    Brother, this video is calling your methods a joke. I've used your methods and they have worked. This girl says your a joke in the trainer community.

  • Con Nhím
    Con Nhím

    When will you come to Vietnam?

  • Tony Guzman
    Tony Guzman

    My dog was shaking this evening 😥 he was so scared.

  • erin corinne
    erin corinne

    the thunder shirt is my saving grace

  • Prissy Pacheco
    Prissy Pacheco

    My senior dog won’t go out to pee and is peeing all over the house. It’s so hard right now.. I live in a neighborhood that’s poor and for all these people in poverty they sure had enough money to purchase fireworks and M 80’s. I am never helping another human out again.

  • Prissy Pacheco
    Prissy Pacheco

    I hate 4th of July. This is the worst Holiday ever

  • Holy Hummer
    Holy Hummer

    Thank you so much for teaching about this topic. 👏🏼😇👏🏼 Happy Fourth of July!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Jila Shahbazi
    Jila Shahbazi

    I have a kinda un socialize and kinda aggresive germansheperd how and when can introduce him to 9 weeks another dog brother?!

  • Laura Gonzalez
    Laura Gonzalez

    Hola cesar te quiero preguntar si me recomiendas un maestro de inglés te escuche en una entrevista que tuviste uno por un año yo batallo mucho con aprenderlo se que esté comentario no tiene nada que ver con tu video pero no tengo manera de preguntarte espero te haga llegar el mensaje gracias

  • Mauro Gonzalo Simó Musso
    Mauro Gonzalo Simó Musso

    Cesar no harías un canal en español, para quienes manejamos solo este idioma. Saludos desde Mendoza, Argentina!

  • Alisa Ritter
    Alisa Ritter

    Amazing video. I hope This channel makes it big one day! Also, I want to be IRbin friends

  • Aurora Garcia Sanchez
    Aurora Garcia Sanchez

    did nobody else see the big bird in the background?👀.

  • geoffreyjones2000

    My oldest dog passed 30 minutes ago... she hated the fireworks I will never be used to this

  • Renata Saiga
    Renata Saiga


  • Rachael Savage
    Rachael Savage

    Is there a way to reach out to Cesar personally for a consult? To ask a question in regards to a specific dog and issue?

  • Susie Park
    Susie Park

    What if my dog does not even want to take treats? I offered her meat as a treat and she totally refused and couldn't focus. What do I do then?

  • Manuel Quezada
    Manuel Quezada

    Were do you buy strong food

  • Nathalie Benoit
    Nathalie Benoit

    What is your treat

  • Ralph K. Bauer
    Ralph K. Bauer

    Give the dog some Weedcakes... Helps the most