I was testing a post war Lionel diesel horn, and my dog did not like it all. My daughter’s dog also does not like them. Do others of you with dogs find the same thing?
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Your dogs just don't appreciate classic engine sounds!
It's prey instinct or being startled by or experiencing pain from high frequencies you may not hear.
Small animals squeeling is a trigger for many dogs.
Tune it right and they may sing. One of ours would sing sometimes, another liked to jump on a wide round ottoman and watch, the last watched a little but really wasn't into it. He might be mad he was outgrowing the Ottoman..strange pouty mastiff stuff, lol.
Anyhow, if you put G on the floor they go nuts and bark like crazy at it. Powered or battery op, they hate G scale and will nose roll them to test for vulnerabilities.
Put down an O track and they tiptoe around it, lay down and watch.
I'd like to think they have good taste but again, I think it was just frequencies they didn't like...
Ah, like a dog whistle. Which a lot of dogs don't actually like unless tought to like it .
Dogs, I dunno. Cats, well, the Forum is well acquainted with the doings of Norma Bates Kitteh and, to a lesser extent, Sylvia Siamese...
We’ve got two dogs, neither of which is bothered by Postwar horns or whistles.
If one of the two were to be bothered, it would most likely be our sheltie - the most neurotic animal I’ve ever been around. Vacuum cleaners and the rustle of a kitchen trash bag make her near apoplectic. 🙄