Noise Phobia Solutions for Dogs

I recently found some really good information from a respected veterinarian who presents noise phobia solutions for dogs.

When I sell a dog crate, especially a heavy duty dog crate, I always like to find out why they are purchasing the dog crate. Many times I hear that it will be used as a noise phobia solution for their dog.

Dog crates are one solution to noise phobia in dogs. Noise phobia is one of the top three: noise phobia, separation anxiety, and in the case of the heavy duty dog crates, they may be using it as a solution to the escape artist dog that manages to escape from their regular wire cage over and over again.

Those pet parents with rescue dogs should be on notice that their pet may be more likely to have a noise phobia. I’m not picking on rescue dogs at all. I’ve found, by talking to my customers, that a majority of dog crate purchases were for their rescue dogs with noise phobia and other types of anxiety.

Canine noise phobia has never been a problem with any of my dogs. Just lucky I guess. That said, I rarely leave them alone when fireworks are happening. I make sure the dogs and even the cat are inside for the night. All goes well. Apparently I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a friend who lost both her dogs on a July 4th holiday while they were away from home for a July 4th celebration. They got out of the yard and were never seen again.

Canine noise phobia can be a really big problem for some dogs.

Noise Phobia Solutions by Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM

BACK TO SCHOOL

For long term success, effort must be put into training your dog to be less anxious in addition to anti-anxiety supplements. Do not positively reinforce the fearful behavior by being too kind. The next time that Lewis reacts to noise, give him a quick scratch then go about your normal household routine. If you act calm, then he may act calm.

COUNTER CONDITION

The next time that your pet begins to act nervous, distract her with a favorite squeaky toy or tasty treat. You are teaching your pet to associate noise with a positive experience. When your pet acts less nervous, then give her lots of praise, then next storm could become far more pleasant.

TO THE FRIDGE

A very simple, safe home remedy is milk. It contains a natural chemical called tryptophan which tells the brain to relax. Some pets may get diarrhea, so begin with a small amount (1/4 cup) at first. Increase this to 1/2 cup of warm milk given to your anxious Labrador when the fireworks start.

A HOME OF HIS OWN

Many dogs tend to be less fearful in a small confined space, such as a dog crate. Dog crates act like a den in nature, making your pet feel safer and more protected. This does not work for all dogs, as some may hurt themselves in an effort to get out of the dog crate. Try to crate train your dog before a storm, then stay close by to let him out if things do not go so well.

THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC

Turn up the tunes to drown out some of the impending loud noises. This will screen out some of the loud sounds, lowering anxiety levels. Music with a slow even beat, such as classical, will work best.

FLOWER ESSENCES

Bach Rescue Remedy is a very safe alternative medication that may calm your anxious pet. Place 4 drops on your pet’s gums prior to leaving.

SOOTHING FINGERS

A type of therapeutic touch, called Tellington Touch has helped many pets with noise anxiety. The most effective area is the ear. Gently hold the ear flap between your thumb and forefinger. Gently stroke from the base of the ear to the ear tip; repeat the motion several times covering different sections of the ear. Use the same fingers to draw tiny circles at the base of the ear. Try both of the techniques on your dog when he is calm. If he reacts well, then try it the next time a storm approaches.

HERBAL:

VALERIAN

Acts on the neuroreceptors in the brain. It may decrease anxiety in your pet, but it must be given for 2 weeks. The dose is 50 mg per lb of the dried herb or 1 drop per lb of body weight twice daily of the extract.

HOMEOPATHIC:

ACONITE.
Very fearful, restless animals. Dose 12C every 2 hours in a sudden situation then 30C once weekly.

I am making available to you the free ebook written by Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM called “Pet First Aid Secrets: Know what to do if an emergency strikes” which is available for immediate download. Information is power. If just one thing in this free ebook helps your pet what a great idea to pick up this book.

My thanks for reading Noise Phobia Solutions for Dogs. I hope it will help you make a difference in your dog’s life.

And Remember…………..

“She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.”  ~~Unknown


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2 Responses to “Noise Phobia Solutions for Dogs”

  1. Bill Beavers Dog Crates says:

    Hi Chums Dog Walking……thanks so much for your comment. That sounds like a really great idea. It doesn’t matter so much what it looks like or what it is but what they think it us, safety – their den.

  2. We use the “A HOME OF HIS OWN” method with my Labrador Barney. Putting a dog basket under a table and draping heavy towles over the top. Without making a fuss this is provided if there is thunder or fireworks going on.

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