Dogs Trust are delighted to have partnered with vets Sarah Heath and Jon Bowen to offer you their range of sound based treatment programmes for free.
Dogs that are safely and gradually exposed to many different experiences, including loud noises, during their essential socialisation period of 3 to 16 weeks of age, are often able to cope more effectively with novel, frightening sounds like fireworks or loud engine noises. The free downloads available below, together with their corresponding how-to-guides, contain a collection of specifically recorded noises that all puppies need to get used to, including domestic noises, traffic, fireworks and thunder.
About The Programmes
These sound based treatment programmes were developed by two veterinary surgeons specialising in the field of pet behavioural therapy. All the products have been scientifically researched and come with a full set of instructions, which makes them easy to use and extremely effective.
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Sounds Scary can help your dog deal with distressing noises such as fireworks. Sounds Scary is not only backed by years of clinical experience, it is also scientifically proven to be safe, effective and easy to use.
Sounds Scary booklet PDF 1.77 MB
Sounds Sociable is designed to help puppies adapt to their new life as a pet. It includes a collection of sounds that every puppy should be familiar with, including traffic, domestic noises, children, and fireworks. The supporting manual explains how to settle a puppy into a new home and how to deal with problems such as housetraining, play biting and settling a puppy at night.
Sounds Sociable Booklet PDF 294 KB
Please note : 1,6, and 30 are currently unavaliable - please check back on the link above soon.
As mentioned in our Sounds Sociable booklet, the sound tracks 31 - 37 are ones that some dogs will react to. They are also sounds that have the potential to alarm a puppy. If the puppy’s mother, or another dog in the household, already reacts to any of these sounds, then these tracks should not be played when that dog is present. When playing them to the puppy for the first time, start with a lower sound volume to avoid causing a fearful reaction.
Sounds Soothing can help your dog deal with the arrival of a new baby, which can be a confusing time for them. This can help your dog cope with the sound of new noises, such as a baby crying.
Sounds Soothing Booklet PDF 929 KB
You can also visit Be Dog Smart for more information.