Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: It is estimated that anywhere from a third to two-thirds of dogs have noise aversions! If you see 12 dogs a day at your clinic, 4 to 8 of them are likely to develop noise sensitivities in their lifetime. Not only can fear of sounds be physiologically and emotionally damaging for dogs, but it can also strain the human-animal relationship. This session will provide you with strategies for how to approach and prevent sound sensitivities, including teaching desired coping skills.
Recognize the prevalence of noise aversions in dogs
List components of a behavioral treatment plan for addressing noise aversions in dogs
Identify appropriate environmental modifications and training techniques for addressing noise aversions in dogs