Canine Hearing can also affect your training progress. It is the second most important sense, right behind the sense of smell.
Even a sleeping dog is open to sounds around them. You can often see the movement of our ears as we are asleep.
Humans and dogs share the same basic characteristics of the ear, as far as the inner ear of course.
Abilities of Canine Hearing
Measured in vibrations of cycles per second- cps/ hertz. Humans range from 20- 20,000 hertz with an optimum range of 1000- 4000 hertz.
Dogs hear less in ultra low range and more in high frequency range. We range between 35,000- 100,000, dogs have been known to react to 75,000 hertz. One of our special talents is our ability to screen incoming sounds. Sudden loud noises are hard to screen out however- like thunderstorms or fireworks.
We aren’t ones to judge the distance of a sound.
Using Canine hearing to train properly
Let’s not fall into bad habits- All people are guilty of this at some point I’m pretty sure!
Don’t YELL commands!
Don’t repeat Commands!
The dog can hear you they just have to equate the word with and action! Which we will learn properly in the next few weeks!
Ok, so you know that dogs can hear well, and you do not have to YELL or repeat, just teach them meaning. So let’s change our ways to accommodate them.
Ok, Until tomorrow have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day!