Noise-eliminating kennel cuts out scary fireworks for dogs

Written by on December 31, 2018 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

Ringing in the New Year can the worst time of year for many pets.

But along with keeping your pet calm, safely indoors and away from fireworks celebrations, Ford Europe has created an ingenious noise-cancelling kennel.

The concept is inspired by the noise-cancelling technology in the automaker’s Edge SUV, where onboard microphones pick up loud engine or transmission noises and counteract them using opposing sound waves from the car’s audio system to give passengers a quieter ride.

The kennel is only prototype right now, but it works pretty much the same way.

It will detect fireworks and high-density cork works as sound-proofing.

“A concept for now, but with the potential to mean a much better start to the year, both for your dog – and for you,” Ford said of its invention, which doesn’t have a price tag, but pet owners are already barking for.

While the world waits for it to be commercialized, pet owners will have to take other measures to protect their furry friends.

Animal lovers around the globe are offering tips as 2019 arrives.

Good advice from Taylorsville City Hall/Facebook

Dog trainer Graeme Hall, (aka “The Dogfather”), says many animals find fireworks scary and there’s a reason for it.

“Compared to people, dogs can hear things that are four times further away, and across a much wider range of frequencies,” he explained. “Preparing in advance of firework displays is the key – and part of that is to identify a place where your pets feel safe and happy.”

So this December 31, help your dog or cat keep calm.

That’ll help ensure a happy New Year.

Nobody wants to be the person looking for their lost pet, which bolted during the celebrations.

Photo Ford Europe

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