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The easiest way to start this process is in the house with a speaker. While you're playing with, engaging with, or feeding your dog, start to play thunderstorms, fireworks, or even doorbells on the speaker at a low volume. This will start to condition your dog to think about playtime, food, or another reward rather than to be stressed. As your dog notices the speaker less, you gradually start to increase the volume until it's as loud as possible while your dog is fully engaged with the activity or you.
From there you can start to take your dog outside under a covered patio on a leash and try to play with the rain or from a large distance with fireworks going on! As your dog grows more confident with each step you slowly add in more distractions or reduce the distance away from the stimulus.
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