A Breakthrough in the Treatment and Prevention of Anxiety in Dogs
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.
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, urban sound effect noises are slowly introduced alongside the music at gradually increasing levels while the owner continues to provide positive experiences. Eventually, the dog is able to function normally in even the most frenetic city environments. To learn more visit www.CanineNoisePhobia.com.
Each CD includes Victoria’s detailed training instructions in a 24-page booklet.
It’s Me or the Dog’s 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.
“Working as a dog trainer in New York, London, and other large cities, I see countless dogs suffer from severe anxiety triggered by sirens, horns, construction and other noises. To help solve this debilitating problem, I’ve collaborated with sound researcher Joshua Leeds and concert pianist Lisa Spector, founders of Through A Dog’s Ear, founders of Through a Dog’s Ear, to develop the Canine Noise Phobia Series.” - Victoria Stilwell
By combining progressive sound effects, the specially-designed psychoacoustic music of, and Victoria’s reward-based reinforcement protocols, the Canine Noise Phobia Series is an innovative new desensitization tool that not only helps reduce the anxiety suffered by noise-sensitive dogs, but also reduces the likelihood of common sound phobias from ever developing.
Noise Fears and Phobias in Dogs
Fear. (n) An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or is a threat to survival.
Phobia. (n) A persistent, abnormal and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels someone to avoid it despite awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
Dogs that have a fear of noises commonly experienced in cities often go on to develop a full blown phobia that becomes deeply ingrained and highly resistant to change. Dogs of a more sensitive nature or those that suffer with other anxieties are more likely to develop a fear or phobia, and whether this is triggered by a single traumatic episode or prolonged exposure, the result is often distressing for dogs and their people. Without extensive behavioral therapy and management strategies, fears and phobias will become chronic and severely impact a dog’s ability to cope when life in the city.
About Through a Dog’s Ear
Through a Dog’s Ear sets the standard in the field of canine music therapy. Co-founded by psychoacoustician Joshua Leeds and concert pianist Lisa Spector, Through a Dog’s Ear music has been clinically demonstrated to reduce canine anxiety issues and is used in shelters, dog rescues, and animal facilities worldwide. For more information visit www.ThroughADogsEar.com.
Also available in the CNP Series:
Calming (general anxiety)
Full 4-CD Set ($59.98)