Thunderstorm phobia is a very common condition among dogs all over the world. The terror that results from thunderstorms can be an incredibly distressing, debilitating problem not only for dogs, but also for their owners who feel powerless to help.
The Canine Noise Phobia Series helps dogs overcome their fear of thunderstorms, and can also be used to help prevent thunderstorm phobias from developing in other dogs.
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 an introduction by Victoria and sounds of thunderstorms (mild, moderate, and heavy) set against the backdrop of the Through a Dog’s Ear clinically-tested calming music. A downloadable instructional booklet contains Victoria’s positive reinforcement training protocol. The goal is to reframe your dog’s perception of the sounds of thunder and associate these sounds with a calm feeling.
How does it work?
The Canine Noise Phobia Series combines 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, thunderstorm 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 during even the most intense thunderstorm activity. To learn more visit the Canine Noise Phobia Series page on Positively.com.
Also available in the CNP Series:
Fireworks (available in digital download, CD, or Micro Card)
City Sounds (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)