SFVS behaviorist Sophia Yin, DVM, MS (Animal Behavior) answered an SF Chronicle’s reader’s question about a dog being super-afraid of the loud noise from motorcycles. (Sometimes the noise even gets to some of us sensitive humans.) From today’s Ask the Vet column:
Whenever I’m walking my dog and he hears a motorcycle or any type of vehicle with a loud, rumbling engine, he goes berserk and tries to chase after it. At 80 pounds, he’s a large dog, and I’m afraid one day I won’t have the strength to hold him and he’ll break loose and run into the street. What can I do to break him of this habit?
For the answer, read: Retrain the dog to ignore loud engine noise