Recommended Sound Desensitization

Any of these sound desensitization CDs can be used with cats or dogs.


Featured sound desensitization


  • Preparing Fido for Baby CD

    When and if I have a baby, I'll definitely be getting this CD. Since a fearful dog can easily harm a baby, I recommend clients take every step to prevent a horrible accident. Getting your dog used to these types of sounds before baby arrives is key.

    Find more products to help introduce your dog to baby under Recommendations for Dogs and Kids.

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  • Sound Sensabilities™ Car Trip CD

    Scarlett used to hate the car. She'd get so nauseous she'd drool and then vomit all over! While I think the vibrations of the car caused this reaction, I occasionally play traveling car sounds in the house to decrease the likelihood these types of sounds contributed to her problem. Overall she's 85% better. She doesn't love the car like Cricket but at least she voluntarily jumps in, she's not barfing, and she actually sits up to look out the window when the car stops moving. I don't think playing these sounds alone resulted in drastic improvement, but they certainly couldn't have worsened the problem, so why not?

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  • Sound Sensabilities™ Children CD

    In my bio I wrote about Scarlett's sound sensitivity to just about everything. Turns out the sound of children is one of the noises that sent her to a fearful state. In a way, it makes sense. Children can be terrifying to a dog that has no positive socialization experience with them! They scream, squeal, and giggle differently from adults. They are a totally different life form. This CD has helped Scarlett tremendously. We can walk in the park next to the playground containing dozens of kids without eliciting a fearful response. She just prances on by!

    Find more products to help desensitize your dog to children under Recommendations for Dogs and Kids.

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  • Sound Sensabilities™ Fireworks CD

    With all the sounds Scarlett was fearful of when I started with her, ironically, fireworks were not one of them. However, I play sounds of fireworks for her almost every day to protect against the day she decides fireworks are the worst noises ever.

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  • Sound Sensabilities™ Guns CD

    I don't plan on taking my dogs hunting but I do get asked about desensitizing dogs to gun sounds. As with any sounds that have the potential to really scare a dog without a proper gradual introduction paired with a pleasurable event, I recommend playing gun sounds over a stereo system. Check out the link below for details.

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  • Sound Sensabilities™ Thunderstorm Audio CD

    Believe it or not, neither of my dogs are fearful of storms. To keep it that way I play storm sounds for them. It is amazing what you can do to prevent development of noise phobias. Check out the link below for details.

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