Fear of loud noises

From the annual ordeal of Fireworks Night to the weekly terror of your vacuum cleaner, frights can come in many forms. Signs of anxiety to look out for in your dog include trembling, barking, and going to the toilet. Dogs often try and seek safety in a hiding place, or cling to their owner for reassurance.

Loud noises are a common concern for dog owners – almost half have seen their dog in distress after hearing them. Dogs can become so panicked that they run across roads or get themselves into other hazardous situations. So for your dog’s wellbeing and safety, you should start helping them get used to loud noises from a young age. Check the articles below for some advice about preventing and dealing with fear of loud noises.

Fears of fireworks and other loud noises

By Admin | training, noise, behaviour, fear, dog, puppy

Recent research suggests that fear of loud noises are very common in the dog population. In fact almost half of dog owners reported their dog reacted to loud noises by showing signs of fear or anxiety, such as trembling or hiding. More research is needed in this area, but these findings are pretty worrying for the welfare of our dogs – it means that potentially 5 million dogs in the UK are worried by noises they hear.

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Chilled with fireworks: preventing noise fears in puppies

By Rachel Casey | noise, fear, anxiety, puppy, dog, behaviour

Fear of loud noises is very common in adult dogs. The best way to prevent this is to make sure your puppy has a positive experience of a whole range of different noises early in life. This includes household sounds, like washing machines, but also noises like fireworks, to reduce the chance that he or she doesn't get scared later in life.

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What do I do if my dog is scared of loud noises?

By Rachel.Casey@dogstrust.org.uk | dog, behaviour, noise, fear, anxiety, problem, fireworks

Read on to find advice about how to cope with loud noises in the short-term and some tips for how to change this behaviour for life.

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Sound Therapy for Pets

By Jessica Colson | dog, dogs, scary, sounds, firework, fear, firework fear, fear of fireworks, dogs fear of fireworks, pupy, pup, pups, puppy, puppies, dogs trust, dog school, dogs trust dog school

Therapy for your dogs fear of fireworks, or other noises.

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