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GO DOGO SOUND DESENSITIZATION PROGRAM
Together with dog experts from Copenhagen University, we are developing a program that can help you and your dog prevent or overcome sound-sensitivity, starting with the number one issue: Fireworks. Using treats and computer vision, Go Dogo will slowly teach your dog that scary noises aren’t necessarily scary at all, providing the consistency and repetition that tech can bring to the table.
The program is currently being tested by 40 users for further development, but also already available as a Beta version for all Standard, Premium & Lifetime members.
HOW IT WORKS
The Go Dogo Fireworks Training Program is divided in 3 parts and has in total 6 levels (F1-F6), where your dog is in full control during the first 5.
Before starting on the program your dog should, as a minimum, master Go Dogo Level 4: Sit. During the Fireworks Training levels, sitting in front of the TV is the sign that your dog is comfortable with the sound volume, and his/her way of saying “please, proceed”.
It goes like this...
Sit = Fireworks
Fireworks = Treat
CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Sound desensitization training needs to be done in short, but regular sessions: Ideally only a few minutes, 1- 2 times a day, until you see results.
The technique we're using is extremely slow, but has been proven to help around 70% of dogs with fireworks anxiety.
If your dog starts to hesitate or move away, the Fireworks Training Program will stop and one of the regular Go Dogo games will go on. This is to ensure that we always end on a high note. Later, when the fireworks training resumes the volume will also be decreased a couple of notches, as your dog's behavior indicated that he/she was not yet ready for that level of intensity.
STRUCTURE AND LEVELS
THE 3 PARTS OF THE PROGRAM
F1, F2 and F3
F4 and F5
F6 (coming soon)
The importance of early
Sound training is essential in a dog’s life, starting from early ages.