Many vetenarians and dogtrainers have suggested playing training sounds cds like a fireworks and thundersounds CD to dogs. Research has proven that this therapy has worked, especially as these sounds are played to new litters to prevent those dogs from ever being afraid of those sounds in the future. Even they are suitable to train older dogs with anxiety for certain noises like streetnoises, in our Big Cities, noises in our garden, at a farm or just at home.
Just take your time to train your dog with our urban or suburban fireworks cd or one of our other Dog training CDs . Training with our socialisation cd's means your dog or other pets wil stay home quietly, without any pills or injections even at Newyear or 4th of July. At home or outdoors it will help your pet staying calm with many (farm)animals, in traffic situations, with noises from different machines or sound sources at home or anywhere.
Currently we can offer you 3 different trainings Cd's. These sounds CDs from fireworkscd.com provides in treatment of dogs and other pets with Noise Desensitisation. This behaviour therapy is a proven technique for the treatment and prevention of sound anxiety or phobias in dogs and other pets.
Our fireworkscd provides you with an atmosphere of excitement and fabulous detail in sound quality. Even the smallest noise will be heard by your pet.
Every detail of ripping firecrackers, thunderflashes, thunder-bangs, srcreaming bottle rockets, thunderous sky bombs, rapid-fire whistles and earth-shaking explosions.
Vets and animaltrainers have suggest playing a recording of these sounds to dogs and cats. Good breeders plays all of these training sounds to new litters to prevent the dogs from ever being afraid of these sounds in the future.
Phobic responses in dogs and cats are generally associated with loud noises (eg, gunshots, fireworks, machines) or a combination of stimuli such as rain, thunder, lightning, and perhaps even static or pressure changes associated with a thunderstorm. Some fears (eg, veterinary clinics, going outdoors, entering certain rooms, or going across certain types of flooring) may become so intense that they meet the definition of a phobia.
Several incredibly effective long-term treatments exist for noise phobias, but the main barrier to these is that owners will not necessarily think about the issue until a seasonal event, such as November 5, New Years Eve or the 4th of July arises and, therefore, may not have the time to consider a long-term solution. Long-term treatment can involvebehavioural management, desensitisation and counter-conditioning treatment.
Dogs can have a generalized anxiety, in which the fearful reaction is displayed in a wide range of situations. There can be a genetic component to fear and anxiety, insufficient early stimulation and handling, lack of socialization (read unfamiliarity), or an unpleasant outcome during previous encounters with the stimulus can also be causative factors.
Alternatively it may be the case that older dogs have had more opportunities to become fearful of noises following exposure to certain soundsources. Some of the increased prevalence in older dogs might also be attributable to age –related behaviour changes (e.g. cognitive dysfunction). As has been found in studies of other ‘behaviour problems’ in domestic dogs (e.g.Blackwell et al.), this study found that a very low proportion of owners who reported a noise fear / phobia in their pet sought any help for the problem. An even smaller proportion sought any help from a qualified professional.
From our discussions with owners when carrying out the survey, it became apparent that many owners were unaware that treatment was available for these behaviours.
Fascinatingly, there was a lower prevalence of noise fears and phobias in dogs that were acquired by their owners in Winter or Spring, than in Summer or Autumn. Those acquired in Winter and Spring would have been born in Autumn and Winter, when they would be more likely to experience firework noises during their early life. This finding supports the suggestion that exposure to noises during the important early ‘socialisation period’ of puppies has a protective effect on the development of fears later in life.