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Old 06-20-2014, 10:09 PM
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Default Loud Music Around Dogs?

So, Jack and I were rockin' out to Rage Against the Machine on the way to swimming tonight, and I wondered if the music was hurting his ears.

He wasn't really doing anything different, just curious if anyone knows how loud is too loud for dogs when it comes to music?

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:28 PM
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I play it by (his) ears.
Look for stress signals, looking to get away etc... but honestly it's never happened. Even in crowded bars or with fireworks (although I do tend to stay away from speakers, close to fireworks etc...)

Merlin has fallen asleep in loud crowded bars before with NO problem, he is so used to noise that I think it may not be a sensitive dog ear thing and may be more of a dog stress thing, like some dogs just aren't used to noises above a certain level

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:32 PM
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None of my dogs seem to mind, especially in the car. Indy immidiately passes out in the car because she's used to boring rides, and she'll wake up once she (somehow) senses we're getting close to wherever we're going. Ozzy would rather have his nose out the window, and Enzo just wants to sit in the front seat.

When Jones was a puppy though, and in a crate for car rides, he would SCREAM bloody murder the entire time unless I had a specific Modest Mouse album on (The Moon and Antarctica) and I gradually got him to listen to other Modest Mouse albums, and then as long as some sort of music was playing he was fine. He quit that at around 8 months old, lol, and doesn't mind music or no music. Sometimes I like to ride around just listening to the wind, and he would be fine.

I can't say loud music has ever bothered my dogs. Indys been to a couple concerts with me, though the other two haven't, and Steven plays the bass (he's got a huge bass cabinet that makes the house shake) and the drums and they never mind. Ozzy actually likes to go into his office when he's practicing or just playing around and lay on the dog bed in there.

It hasn't seemed to affect anyones hearing, though both Ozzy and Enzo are selectively deaf when it comes to commands, they can still hear a piece of food drop in the kitchen from the back of the house lol.

ETA, none of my dogs care about fireworks or thunder either. Indys been to Friday Night Fireworks at the Atlanta Braves Stadium with me, and she just climbed into my lap to watch them.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:22 PM
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My dogs love mellow music. If anything too loud, I would notice a different reaction from them.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:35 PM
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Middie shows stress signals if it's too loud - he doesn't like it.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:47 PM
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There's always a concert occurring in my car, whether I have the dogs with or not. They never seem to care.

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