Is your dog scared of the noises that make up the soundtrack of everyday life in the city? Does he find it tough to cope with the sound of sirens, beeps, shouts and engine sounds?
While this problem is most often an issue for dogs that live in busy urban environments, all dogs can and should benefit from this treatment since a dog’s location might change, suddenly exposing them to the noise triggers commonly associated with city life. This groundbreaking desensitization tool will teach your dog to associate positive feelings with city sounds rather than feeling fearful, and will help to gradually reduce your dog’s fear when exposed to such situations. When used properly and implemented in conjunction with the enclosed behavioral modification protocols, you have an excellent chance of rehabilitating your urban sound-phobic dog.
Victoria Stilwell and the creators of the popular dog-calming music series Through A Dog’s Ear have joined forces to develop this groundbreaking and powerful new approach to dealing with noise phobias and sound sensitivities in dogs.
This digital download is playable on any device and includes a verbal introduction by Victoria and audio of city sounds (mild, moderate, and heavy) set against the backdrop of the Through a Dog’s Ear clinically-tested calming music. A downloadable PDF booklet contains Victoria’s positive reinforcement training protocol. The goal is to reframe your dog’s perception of the sounds of urban living and associate these sounds with a calm feeling.
How does it work?
The Canine Noise Phobia Series is a set of 4 individual audio CDs which combine three distinctive elements for the treatment of noise-phobic and sound-sensitive dogs:
progressive sound effects
specially-designed psychoacoustic music
reward-based reinforcement protocols
The dog first learns to associate positive feelings with the music on the CD. Once he is calm and relaxed, common city sound noises are slowly introduced underneath the music at gradually increasing levels while the owner continues to provide positive experiences. Eventually, the dog is able to function normally during even the most intense fireworks shows. To learn more visit the Canine Noise Phobia Series page on Positively.com.
Also available in the CNP Series:
Thunderstorms (available in digital download, CD, or Micro Card)
Fireworks (available in digital download, CD, or Micro Card)
Calming (general anxiety) (digital download and CD only)
Other audio therapy programs also available:
Aggression (digital download and micro card)
Separation Anxiety (digital download and micro card)