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Using Sound Apps for Desensitization & Counterconditioning for Dogs

6 days ago   |   By Eileen and Dogs

“What's that noise and where's it coming from?” Dogs' hearing abilities are different from ours-a fact that is frequently and strangely unconsidered in the development of many audio products for dogs.
Dog trainers often recommend smartphone apps and YouTube videos for desensitizing and counterconditioning dogs who are afraid of specific noises. There are many apps designed for this, and they typically have recordings of a variety of sounds. However, the physics of sound production and the limitations of consumer audio present large problems for such use, problems substantial enough to...
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