Category Archives: Dogs and sound

How to Soundproof a Dog Crate

You can’t. It’s almost impossible for the average person to soundproof a dog crate against low-frequency noises like thunder, or even against most higher frequency noises. Here’s why. Soundproofing is bulky, so you need lots of space. You essentially need … Continue reading

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Sound Decisions: A Webinar on Dogs and Sound

Have you struggled to protect your dog or your client’s dogs from intrusive sounds? You’ve probably heard the advice to cover a dog’s crate in heavy blankets or even acoustic foam if the dog is scared of thunder. But does … Continue reading

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If Your Dog Is Afraid of Fireworks, See Your Vet Now

Every year I post an article about last-minute things you can do to help your dog who is afraid of fireworks. We are coming up on Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day, and that means bangs and booms. Over the … Continue reading

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Guess What! That Dog Video Is Probably Fake!

Most of us are beguiled by videos where dogs appear to be doing something very human or beyond what we usually consider to be their intelligence level. Creators of fake dog videos exploit this tendency to get clicks. They make … Continue reading

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How Does Dogs’ Hearing Compare To Humans’?

There is a lot of misunderstanding out there about how well dogs hear. It’s true that their hearing is better than that of humans in a couple ways. They can hear higher-pitched sounds than humans can, and they can hear quieter … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Prepare for the Bangs and Booms

I’m sorry I’m so late with my fireworks post this year. But there are still some things you can do. You can take action now to help your dog be a bit less afraid of the unpredictable scary sounds of fireworks, … Continue reading

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How I Helped My Dog Love the Sound of Velcro

Velcro, a type of fastener with two different fabric surfaces that adhere to each other, typically makes a loud ripping noise when pulled apart. Some dog harnesses, coats, medical supplies, and other gear use Velcro closures. This ripping sound can be aversive. Some sound … Continue reading

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Using Sound Masking To Protect Your Dog From Loud, Scary Sounds

If you have: a dog who reacts to noises while at home; a smartphone or tablet that can send a signal to wireless speakers; and wireless speakers …you can try sound masking to protect your dog from some sounds that … Continue reading

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