Hearing/Auditory
happy dog on grassWhat does the animal hear? What sounds are they exposed to?
Consider the following:
  • Human sounds such as overhead paging systems, shouting and overall commotion
  • Sounds of other animals, especially sounds associated with panic, aggression, or other species
  • Room sounds (fans, radios, ringing telephones, door buzzers)
  • Sounds associated with cleaning (such as power hoses, slamming kennel gates or doors) or other daily activities

Note: Remember that sounds not only carry volume, but also vibrations, especially in metal cages.

For more information, visit the following:
Stress Reduction-Hearing/Auditory
Behavioural Enrichment for Cats and Kittens-Hearing/Auditory
Behavioural Enrichment for Dogs and Puppies-Hearing/Auditory

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