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Drums, Dogs, and Decibels.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:09 am
by FireOnTheMountain
I play the drum kit. Those of you who have been close to a drum kit know just how loud they are, but for those of you who have not: they're probably a little louder than you'd imagine. Anyway...

I have my kit in my bedroom, at one far end of my house. My Brit has free roam of the house, yet chooses to stretch out on my bed and watch me play! I'm flattered, but wondering if he's putting his hearing at risk just to be near me (he's constantly following me around at home). I have some hearing loss from playing in bands without protection when I was younger. This isn't quite as loud, but still so loud that I cannot play without my neighbors hearing me if their windows are open. I've only met one other dog who lounges around full-volume drums, but she also was raised in a home of musicians from six weeks haha.

Thoughts?

Re: Drums, Dogs, and Decibels.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:36 pm
by Cindy
All I can say is that you must be REALLY good for a dog to do that :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:56 pm
by Barb Wright
:) Hey, if he doesn't mind the noise then I would not worry about it. If it hurts his ears he'll find a distant spot to hang :D Hunting dogs sure have to put up with really loud noises from shotguns, and since some dogs who have never been around loud noises still go deaf, it's probably something that only time will tell. I'm sure his feelings would be mightily hurt if you suddenly cut him off from lounging with you. I suppose there is some info somewhere about the odds of hearing loss in dogs who are around loud noises like machinery, etc. Though like I said, some dogs go deaf anyway, so not sure the cause is necessarily predictable.

Re: Drums, Dogs, and Decibels.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:23 am
by adele
I did a quick surf.... check this out.... http://www.safeandsoundpets.com/index.html

Re: Drums, Dogs, and Decibels.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:08 am
by Barb Wright
"Mutt Muffs"....great concept :) If a dog will tolerate them then I'd go for it....can't hurt, might help :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:02 am
by FireOnTheMountain
hahahaha I should have known that had to exist!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:45 pm
by janet909
Muff Muffs. That's great. My DH is a commercial fisherman in Alaska. A lot of guys have their dogs on board for days at a time and the engine is always running. These salmon boats are small and the cabin sits right above a HUGE diesel engine. We have to wear hearing protection so I've often wondered about the poor dogs who are out there w/o hearing protection. These are great......IF the dog will keep them on.

Re: Drums, Dogs, and Decibels.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:41 am
by adele
I'm sure if you just put them on the dogs head and walked away the dog would take them off. But you can probably train the dog to accept them if it was important.