Hey well welcome back to Talking Acoustics today what I want to discuss was Dog Barking Sound! You know we so often we run into situations where either condos or apartments or even in our own homes (stand alone homes) next to neighbors if we go away we have to leave your pets at home which would normally do a lot of times they can cause noise which is a bothersome problem for other people. So these are some tips I think that you can find that’ll actually be not only better your neighbors but also for your pets.
One of the things I thought was very interesting when I did some research about this was that soft music you know of course is very soothing to animals. But what I didn’t know was that classical music tends to be more suitable for, especially dogs, then very simple music. A lot of times we think that animals are thinking a sophisticated and complex as we are well the truth is they’re very complex beings and so when they listen to music they actually enjoy it like Chopin or the minute waltz or those kind of things. So give them a try! The other thing that you might want to consider if the room has windows a simple window plug. That can be something as basic as cutting a piece of plywood that’ll fit within the frame with the window Just put a couple handles on it so it’s easy to pop in and pop out and you’ll be creating a barrier because glass is usually the weak link in any kind of a barrier. Another thing you can not consider doing in any gaps around the doors get some weather stripping get some door sweeps.
Any please air can go sound will go. So if you can reduce those transfer waves that’s going to be very helpful. Another thing that will probably come into play if you have you know reflective hard surfaces is get some absorption in there to soften down the hard reflective surfaces and also take down some of the sound pressure level if it’s a continual barking sort of noise. That will help reduce whatever is left to get outside and and to bother other people Another thing is if you have to go this route (my hope would be that you don’t) but if you do and you need to increase the mass and density of walls or ceilings you can certainly do that there’s a lot of products out there that’ll add mass density to those things.
Layering up with the different materials can be helpful. But that’s a construction issue and of course you always hope you don’t have to go there. I would recommend trying all these other things first and I think that’s about it. This can be something that cannot only give your neighbors may be a little bit of a respite from noisy animals but it can also be a better environment for your for your pet making them more comfortable while you’re away. Thanks!.
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