Our pets are affected by loud noise and sounds. How can you tell if your home environment is too loud? Take a sonic inventory of your home, here’s how:
Sit quietly for 30 minutes, pen and pad in hand, and listen….
Tune in to the sounds you hear inside your home and outside on the street – the hum of the fridge, the cycle prompt of the dishwasher, the beat of a dryer, the alarm clock, hair dryer, vacuum, television, computer sounds, text alerts, traffic, car alarms, children playing, music, etc.
Notice your pet’s behavior. Does s/he actively respond to the sounds? Note the reactions may be very subtle, such has just a raising of an eyebrow or ear twitch. When sounds from the stereo or TV are present, does s/he move closer or farther away from the sound source?