We talk of management in many behavioural situations, but apart from drawing the curtains and turning up the TV, management is rarely mentioned where noise phobias are concerned – particularly fireworks. There are desensitisation protocols, most especially Through a Dog’s Ear that combines specially tailored behavioural work with scientifically prepared music.
But what about removing the threat altogether? In effect making the dog deaf to the sounds?
I quoteEpicFireworkssite: Ear muffs for dogs, at last…..This ingenious invention from pilot, Michelle Macguire was designed initially to spare her dog the fear that he felt everytime they went flying together.
I remember hearing about these a while ago and, believing them to be a dressing-up item, thinking ‘daft’. In the light of more knowledge I now think ‘what an obvious idea’.
Amazon now sells them here in the UK also.Hereare a couple of feedbacks:
‘I don’t often eat…
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