In this episode the hosts demonstrate their ability to make bizarre sounds with their mouths to open the show. They also discuss the most annoying mouth sounds known to man.
Jimmy demonstrates his batman voice, Anna and Katie laugh hysterically.
This episode's topic: LOUD NOISES!!
The hosts discuss all of the different kinds of loud noises that dogs can be exposed to and how to help dogs get used to them.
examples of loud noises: power tools, motorcycles, gun shots, fireworks, boat engines, etc.
We have no way of knowing what the dogs are thinking, but they could be thinking the world is ending or bombs are going off around them.
So how do we help them?
Tips for the night of July 4th if you haven't been able to prepare:
As your dog is young, start working on desensitization as early as possible and do it gradually (as the storm rolls in, not when it is right on top of you).
Spotify has specific albums of thunderstorms (different intensities) or fireworks or other sounds. YouTube has similar videos.
Remember to fade these sounds in gradually - e.g. construction work - start when your dog just sees the equipment and not necessarily when the equipment starts to make loud noises.
As the fourth of July approaches, be careful about people setting fireworks off late at night leading up to July 4th.
Why are people so obsessed with fire and blowing things up?? We may never know. Don't shoot bottle rockets at each other.
Does anyone know why dogs hide behind pipes in bathrooms during storms??
If you have questions or comments on this episode's topic let us know!