You asked for a fireworks recording,
and I delivered!
Suburban Fireworks is now only available as a download. The sound quality is just as good, if not better than, the original CD.
Suburban Fireworks is a feast for your ears! Dive into a 68 minute field recording that features all kinds of firecrackers, bottle rockets, whistlers, and more explosive action captured with amazing realism. Hear hundreds of households igniting anything that will burn and explode - all in the name of fun and partying.
Suburban Fireworks puts you in the middle of a July 4th celebration where exploding fireworks are not only legal, but abundantly used. You'll hear every detail of literally hundreds of firecrackers, screaming bottle rockets, sky bombs, whistles, and thunderous explosions as they echo across a lake surface and surrounding homes.
Suburban Fireworks is a stunning recording made using professional equipment including Apogee converters, Earthworks microphones, and Grace Design preamps by F7 Sound and Vision's Michael Oster.
Dogs afraid of fireworks?
Do sudden, loud sounds send your pups into chaos? Does your dog run for cover every New Years Eve or 4th of July?
There is help. Try conditioning your companions to be calm and relaxed during the next fireworks frenzy.
Many animal trainers and vets have suggested playing a recording of those sounds (in this case fireworks and various explosion sounds) to your dog. There are specific methods of doing this that have worked and I've even been told of people playing these sounds to new litters to prevent those dogs from ever being afraid of those sounds in the future.
You need to consult a vet or qualified animal trainer to help you to get the best results.
"First I want to tell you how much I use the thunder and firework cd's of yours. They are absolutely a must have for me. I am dog breeder and I use them to socialize my puppies. I start with them at a low volume, by the time the pups are 8 weeks they are listening to them at 'real' life volumes completely at ease.
Thank you for such a great product."
President EMDAA www.emdaa.com
If you have purchased or are considering purchasing Suburban Thunder and / or Suburban Fireworks to desensitize your dog, I've come up with a few tips that will help you get the most out of these products.
First and foremost, I want your companion to get results from these recordings (which means that your pet will have a much more comfortable life), so I strongly suggest that you follow my advice so that you can get the best outcome.
#1 - Consult a veterinarian or animal trainer who has experience in canine desensitization. They will be able to lay out a specific protocol for your pet. Once they do, follow their advice. If you're not getting the right results (or any results), then go back to them and they will modify the program to better suit your pet's needs. Remember, every dog is special and unique.
#2 - The desensitization process takes time. If you're expecting immediate results, you will be disappointed. It just doesn't happen right away, especially with adult animals. This is something that you and your pet are going to have to work on together and some time (weeks or even months). Consider it an opportunity for further bonding between you and your companion.
#3 - Use a really good sound system for playback. Thunder and Fireworks produce some very percussive and low frequency sounds that need larger speakers and lots of power to be reproduced effectively. Remember dogs have a much better sense of hearing than humans. What fools you may not fool them.
Your computer's speakers will not be good enough for the job. Let me repeat this: your computer's speakers will not be good enough for the job. Neither will those very small "clock radio" sized systems. Use the largest and most powerful system you have for playback! Please :-) I have had customers say that their pets ran for cover just from hearing the online demo played back from their computer speakers. But I believe that this is the exception and not the rule.
If you're not getting any response from your pet, you more than likely need a better playback system.
#4 - See Rule #3. No, really, I mean it. The best playback system that you can get your hands on will insure the most effective results for your pet. You're trying to get these recordings to sound as natural (as in, just like you hear outside) as you possibly can.
Good luck, and keep trying. This process takes time and patience and can really improve your dog's life. Your companion is worth it and then some :-)
Frequently asked questions about Suburban Fireworks:
Q: Is there any music on this CD?
A: No music at all. Suburban Fireworks is a documentary CD which puts you right in the middle of firecrackers, bottle rockets, sky bombs, and other related explosions recorded July 4th 2004. Low, in the background, you'll hear crickets, birds, some people cheering and celebrating.
Q: What if the CD arrives damaged?
A: F7 Sound and Vision will replace any damaged or factory-defective Suburban Fireworks CD with a new one. To arrange for a replacement, all you have to do is contact me via phone or email and send me back the damaged/defective CD. I'll send you a new one.
Q: How long does it take to get my CD?
A: F7 Sound and Vision ships all orders placed by 3pm eastern time the same day. This excludes orders placed on weekends and holidays, which will ship the following business day. I can ship overnight via FedEx for an additional fee. CDs are shipped via US Postal and generally get to their USA and Canada destinations within 4 - 5 business days. Orders to the UK, Europe, and Australia generally arrive in 6 - 12 business days.
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