Puppies have to get used to a variety of everyday sounds. For most of them, it seems to be self-explanatory, but with sounds that are less common, it may make sense to purposefully familiarize a young dog with them.
Neighbors in the staircase, cars in the street, ringing bicycles: These everyday sounds will quickly become known to a young dog as part of his environment, because he is confronted with them every day. As long as he does not associate her with a bad experience, after a while he should quickly classify such sounds as non-hazardous and completely normal so that he does not be frightened of them. For some sounds, however, it is a bit more difficult with the habituation.
Thunderstorms, New Year's Eve jumpers, incoming trains and Co.
With a few everyday noises a dog may not be confronted everyday, but in the course of his life most likely will not be able to get past them. So that he does not panic when he hears them for the first time, a forward-looking practice helps.
An example is the sound of thunder during thunderstorms, which could turn into a dog's fright at the latest in the summer. Silvesterknaller, rockets and Co. could also overtax him in the New Year's Eve, as well as loud noises of incoming freight trains or the like. Early practice, it says here, but of course very gently.
Training around everyday noises
Various sounds, such as those of incoming trains, you can get to know together with her puppy. You walk slowly by stopping by the station for a short while with your dog. It is best to leash your protégé for it and give it security by taking good care of him. By behaving normally, you signal to him at the same time that everything is alright.
His favorite toy and a few treats beautify the four-legged friend's time at the station and let the unfamiliar, loud noises become a minor matter, which nevertheless become more and more familiar to him. Anything you can not practice regularly with a real set of sounds, such as thunderstorms, can be included in your training program with films or special noise CDs for dogs, if you like. These are also available for special events, such as New Year's Eve, and should be played from time to time while playing in the background.