Is your dog afraid of loud noises caused by fireworks, gunshots, thunder and more? If so, our canine audio therapy system is the answer that you have been looking for.
Many dog owners experience these problems and don't know where to turn for a natural, drug-free answer to this dilemma.
About Our System
Our system features 24 high quality audio tracks of the most common problem noises, such as:
|Trucks||Household Noises||and many more...|
Developed by animal behaviorists for maximum results, our system is a safe, natural, and most importantly effective method of treatment.
This system is designed for desensitization
therapy of dogs using a wide variety of high quality
sounds. Some of these are
normal everyday sounds; others are less frequently heard, being
seasonal or intermittent.
Research indicates audio therapy is one of the most effective techniques used to treat sound phobias in dogs. Our system is used to treat dogs with established phobias, as well as provide a natural defense against their development. The system is designed to provide a safe alternative to desensitize dogs using high quality sounds, which may or may not be common to the dog’s everyday life.
A phobia is defined as an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. Generally, phobias involve stimuli previously unknown to the dog, and may or may not have been the result of a single event, but of many. Exposure to a wide range of sounds early in the dog’s life often confers a protective barrier against the development of phobias.
Dogs are sensitive to a wide range of sound. Ultrasound (high frequency) and infrasound (low frequency) are part of the dog’s normal hearing range, and provide a broad field for potential phobias. Phobias associated with a particular noise often become “extended” as the dog further associates additional events with the original, phobia-inducing sound. For example, thunderstorms are accompanied by dark skies, changes in air pressure and humidity, and wind and rain. As the phobia becomes extended with time, a thunder-phobic dog may become anxious during overcast days even in the absence of thunder.
Similarly, the dog may associate a particular location with a frightening noise, and thereafter exhibit a phobic reaction to that place. For example, air brakes from a bus or semi may trigger an extreme fear reaction and a dog may try to avoid that spot for days, even months after the original event.
Phobias usually involve unusual stimuli: common stimuli are seen as being safe because they are familiar. Exposure to a wide range of sounds and stimuli early in life should, theoretically, protect puppies from developing phobias as adult dogs.
puppies that never leave their own yard may not have experienced
everyday traffic and street noise.
Other, more unusual stimuli need to be programmed into a dog's early
life, for instance exposure to motorcycles, gun shots or airplanes. Our
system is used first to treat dogs with established phobias,
but also, to protect puppies from developing such disabling
fears later on.
Our system allows you, the dog owner, to manage your dog’s exposure to a particular sound based upon your dog’s individual response. For instance, as your dog becomes conditioned to the sound of thunder at a lower volume, you may begin to increase the volume, in order to further imitate an actual thunderstorm.