Noise Cancelling Kennels Are Being Created To Help Protect Dogs From Fireworks
These noise cancelling kennels from Ford will definitely be a dog's best friend on New Year's Eve.
We all know that a lot of dogs find fireworks distressing and some owners struggle to find ways to calm their beloved pets.
However, these noise cancelling kennels might just help your pooch to relax plus they look pretty cosy too.
Although the kennels are only in the design process at the minute, if they make it through the final design stages, they will definitely be a must have for dog owners.
The car maker has used noise cancelling material which can also be found in vehicles and headphones to help block out the noise of fireworks.
To protect your dog from the sound of fireworks microphones inside of the kennel detect the bangs and transmit opposing frequencies from speakers built into the kennel.
The kennel will also prevent vibrations from the bangs making sure your dog is happy and calm.
Most dogs can hear four times the distance of a human and can hear much higher pitched sounds at a frequency range of 67-45,000 Hz, so it's no wonder why fireworks are so distressing for our pooches.
One of the UK's most recognised dog trainer Graeme Hall, aka the Dogfather said: "Many animals find fireworks scary - and compared to people, dogs can hear things that are four times further away and across a much wider range of frequencies.
"Preparing in advance of firework displays is the key - and part of that is to identify a place where your pets feel safe and happy."
Over the past five years the charity says it has received 2,300 calls from pet-owners who are concerned about fireworks.
They also found that 38 per cent of dogs are scared of loud and sudden noises meaning that thousands of dogs suffer because of fireworks.
On Bonfire Night this year the RSPCA also set up an anxiety hotline for dogs so that owners could seek advice on how to keep their pets calm.
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