As we discuss in our Positive Puppy Programme, allowing your puppy to learn about the world positively at an early age is very important in creating a well-adjusted adult dog. Have you ever considered why some dogs are so calm around noisy environments, while others look nervous and stressed?
Our world is full of loud, new and unusual sounds that our dogs might encounter – from noises inside the home (such as the vacuum cleaner); to environments such as the groomers (hairdryers); and the outside world (traffic, storms, bangs). Teaching your puppy to be comfortable with all number of sounds is essential to having a calm, well-adjusted dog. The Sound Proof Puppy Training App is designed to help trainers and owners create a positive association with their dogs to loud noises.
What’s even better, dog breeders can use the app to play sounds to their puppies from 3 weeks of age when the ears open. So why not recommend the app to your breeder? And then you, the new puppy parent, can use the app to play sounds to your puppies in the comfort of their own home, where the puppy feels safe.
Sound phobia in dogs is a very common issue and we hear a lot about storms and fireworks being the major issue for many dogs. As a puppy class instructor, I knew that my puppies needed to be comfortable with so many more sounds than just the ones we know are usually a problem so I created an app with a Sound library of 26 sounds.
– App creator, Amy Smith
Sound Proof Puppy Training can also help older dogs with existing fears. Owners, alongside their canine behaviour practitioner, can use the app to aid desensitising their dog to sounds and noise that they are frightened of.
Sounds on the app include: Baby Cries, Barking Dogs, Camera Sounds, Drilling, Fireworks, Grooming, Lawnmower, Kids playing, Tractor, Motorbikes, Nailgun,
Garbage Truck, Power Saw, Storms Sounds, Traffic & Roads, Sneezing, Trains, Vacuum Cleaner, Cats, Birds, Thunder, Plastic Bags, Crowds, Metal Crates, Planes, Helicopters. There is also a function to record your own sound to work with.