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How Long Does Desensitization to Sounds Take?

    • 310 posts
    September 7, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

    Question submitted as part of the Crash, Boom, Bang: Update on Canine Noise Phobia Treatments webinar:

     

    On average how long would it take to help desensitize a dog to sound sensitivity?

  • September 7, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

    That’s a tough question and I will always answer with, “It Depends” as some wise mentors have always said to me. There are so many variables for each dog and variety of helpful training and treatments an average is too difficult to pinpoint. The best answer would be systematically applying training, behavior modification, management and medical intervention based on the individual dog’s reaction.