By Victor-Ray Valdez
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"Early socialization is extremely important and sets the stage for a well-adjusted pet later on. Owners should be encouraged to provide early exposure to new and novel things for the socialization of their new puppy. This exposure can help minimize fear reactions in later life." - D.F. Horwitz
Dog Tracks offers 13 easy to access sound tracks used to socialize your dog or puppy with novel sounds! You can turn your iOS device into a professional dog training tool for less than the cost of dog treat!
This app can also be used to desensitize your pet against sounds that get your dog excited. This can work wonders in a dog rehabilitation scenario or just to add some spice to your normal dog training sessions.
*High quality speakers are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Canine hearing is very acute, and usually external speakers offer a higher sound range.
It includes high quality sound tracks:
-Knocking on Door
Some of these sounds may upset, excite or confuse your dog. Please be cautious when using these sounds. There's no need to overly stress your pet! You can lower the volume or not use external speakers to reduce the effect a sound has on your dog if you find a particular sound upsets your pet.
Like all dog training, be creative! Use these sounds to add an extra element to your training. For example, have your dog "sit" then play the Cat Meowing track to see if your dog breaks her position. If she shows self control - TREAT! If she breaks position, be patient and try again.
In order to desensitize a dog to a particular sound, try playing a track while your dog is comfortable and toss her some treats. The sound, with some luck, will eventually become linked to something good (treats).
Good luck, and no matter what, have fun training your dog!
- Category: Reference
- Released: 16 May 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 8.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Victor-Ray Valdez
- © 2011 Victor-Ray Valdez
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.