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Hello, My GSD is 11 months old and we recently moved into a new home where there is a construction site across the street. He is so afraid of the cement trucks, the banging and overall the loud nosey area and i will include public buses. He is so afraid he will cry out jump on me and try to run back to the house. We have him on a prong collar for leash training and he is usually a very good pup. Never pulls unless there are loud noises. We have tried to correct the jumping/pulling with the collar but is doesn't seem to work he just barks and doesn't focus. He does sit and just barks or cries out. When he sits i try to give him a treat or ball but he is not interested at all. How can make him more secure and not fearful of all this construction noises? Help!
 

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The short answer is that you can't replace genetics with training.

You can however desensitize him to these things. You need to stay far enough away that he will take a treat, and then hang out and treat when he behaves well.

Look into BAT and LAT training. I'm tired so you will have to look them up yourself.
 
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The short answer is that you can't replace genetics with training.

You can however desensitize him to these things. You need to stay far enough away that he will take a treat, and then hang out and treat when he behaves well.

Look into BAT and LAT training. I'm tired so you will have to look them up yourself.
Thank you!!. I will look into BAT and LAT training for sure!. Get rest hope you have a great weekend.
 

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Noise issues are tough. You can try to work him in drive around noises and build up the level of noise.
 

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I have family members who have noise phobic dogs. It’s rough. One swears by the thunder shirt. My 16 year old dog developed fear of thunder/firecrackers at 8 years old. Maybe his age contributed to it? Now he’s mostly deaf so it no longer bothers him. When he was fearful, there was not much I could do to calm him when he was panting heavily and wouldn’t settle.

My current GSD has no sound sensitivity at all. Unless you’re opening any food packaging. 😂
 

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It is easier if the sounds are constant. If that’s the case I would hangout with some distance between us and the source and wait for the dig to settle. Once he relaxes I would begin rewarding him for being calm. As he got better and quicker about relaxing I would move closer. One off sounds or sounds that aren’t consistent are harder. If you could get him to take a treat, just treat him whenever the sound occurs. You have to be quick to make the association though.
 

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I have family members who have noise phobic dogs. It’s rough. One swears by the thunder shirt. My 16 year old dog developed fear of thunder/firecrackers at 8 years old. Maybe his age contributed to it? Now he’s mostly deaf so it no longer bothers him. When he was fearful, there was not much I could do to calm him when he was panting heavily and wouldn’t settle.

My current GSD has no sound sensitivity at all. Unless you’re opening any food packaging. 😂
It is easier if the sounds are constant. If that’s the case I would hangout with some distance between us and the source and wait for the dig to settle. Once he relaxes I would begin rewarding him for being calm. As he got better and quicker about relaxing I would move closer. One off sounds or sounds that aren’t consistent are harder. If you could get him to take a treat, just treat him whenever the sound occurs. You have to be quick to make the association though.
THANK YOU I WILL TRY DOING THIS!
 
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