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Features May 2017 Issue

Could You Turn Down the Radio?

Going for a walk isnít just about a dog relieving herself. Give her time to read her world, too. She does it by sniffing.†

Could You Turn Down the Radio?

(And other requests your dog is too polite to make.)

We know. Summerís approaching, and with it that feeling of freedom, so you like to roll down the window and blast the car radio, belting out your favorite songs as you cruise along the highway. But you know what? If your dog is with you, it could really hurt her ears. Dogs hear a good four times better than we do, and they have a hard time with very loud noises. So Jimmy Pageís guitar riff and Robert Plantís louder and louder singing of the lyrics in Led Zeppelinís Stairway to Heaven, while a terrific release for you, are a jangly, scratchy cacophony of ear-splitting sounds to your pet. Imagine having to listen to a high-volume recording of a fork scratching the bottom of a pot and not being able to change the station.

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