If your dog has a fear of loud noises you can help her defeat the fear with a little patience and calm behavioral modification techniques.
Sherry Woodard, dog trainer and consultant for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, says that the following technique is especially useful.
Do things to divert her attention while the audio is playing. You can play with her, pet or brush your dog while the audio plays.
Once your dog becomes accustomed to the sound or noise which has previously invoked fear you can adjust the sound level up a bit so that she gradually hears the sound at higher levels.
By doing this over a period of several days your dog will be able to overcome her fear of loud noises.
Once the little dog had calmed down we would sit by the crate and just let her feel our presence. No calling, no fanfare. She soon would emerge, reassured by our presence. After a few weeks, she started running to us instead of the crate. She was no longer afraid of loud noises.
Once you determine which approach works best for your dog she will continue to make progress and end her fear of loud noises provided that you continue to work with her in a calm and consistent manner.
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