The inner foam that we use is the exact same ester resin foam that is used in many high end commercial head sets designed for humans. Based on the materials used, the estimated decibel reduction is between 21 and 24, assuming proper fit and a good seal against your pup's head. That's 21-24 dB reduction in the human hearing range of 20,000 cycles per second, which is the only range that we have data for. Our canine friends can hear much higher frequencies (in the range of 43,000 cycles per second). As the frequency goes up, so does the effectiveness of Mutt Muffs, simply because the higher the frequency is, the more easily it is absorbed. Therefore, Mutt Muffs are especially effective at protecting against the high frequency wind whistles and shrieks we humans cannot even hear.
There is another factor that comes into play as well. The dog's own ear flaps are down and covering the ear canal, providing yet another layer of protection, better even than placing your hands over your own ears.
Mutt Muffs are designed not to block out all sound, but to be a passive, noise reducing device that will make a ride in the airplane a comfortable experience for your mutt.
Fits my dog perfectly. I was worried she might not cooperate with this but no problem. They appear well made.
My dog doesnt seem to mind them at all. He doesnt try to take them off, and he cant seem to hear much when theyre on. He didnt mind flying in the plane without ear protection (he just slept the whole time) but I figured adding some hearing protection would be best for him.
We got XS for our 7 pound mutt (a mix of who knows what hes actually such a dorky looking dog that hes cute). Anyway, they fit very well on him. He did paw at them initially, but now hes happy to wear them and sits obediently while I put them on him and seems to be happy with them on for long trips.
Product delivered fast now just have to get the dog to wear them without trying to take them off.
The most reported problem is that they won't stay on the dog. We had this problem, but found the solution in an account of a scientific study of dogs that used MRI. If you've been in a MRI machine, you know it is LOUD. Nothing will keep muffs on if they want them off, but our dog was pretty easy to train to leave them on. 1. Train dog to accept them with a big bag of doggie treats. Start out showing the muffs to the dog, give a treat. Put on head briefly, maybe just around their neck. give a treat. Put on for increasing periods as tolerated, give a treat. Spread it over several days until their tail wags happily when they see the muffs. When actively using on a flight, be sure to have a bag of treats and give a few when you take it off, immediately upon exiting the plane. 2. Once trained to accept the muffs: Get a roll or two of 2 wide white Johnson & Johnson self-adhesive wrap (or equivalent, but this works well and can be reused several times). Start on the muff on one side and wrap once, minimal stretching. Continue behind one side and cross over to front, go under chin and cross over to back. Do a complete turn on the back (or two) as they slip back. Probably will have to experiment with your dog to find the best wrap. Our mutt was about 13 lbs. It looks like they had recent brain surgery, but it works Follow the same training procedure, i.e. wrap, leave for increasing periods, treat. May have to start the wrap early in the training period to keep them on.
Not really impressed. Didnâ€™t seem to fit my vizsla well, possibly because of the really short hair. I donâ€™t believe they are providing much if any protection. Iâ€™m keeping them because I figured out I can glue four of the foam earplugs together and stick them down in the dogs ears. The ear muffs are good for keeping the dog from being able to shake the plugs out.
Probably best to go with the smaller size as it is essential that there be a tight seal to gain the noise reduction benefits. "If you choose a size too large, the muffs won't seal well against his head, and you lose all the sound-reducing properties you were shooting for."
Yes, the outside of the Mutt Muffs are black.
These will reduce the noise the dog hears. However, we have no data or testing which shows how effective they are for eliminating firework noise. They were intended to reduce the sounds of the airplane engine for dogs.
Yes, we accept returns on product that can be resold as new within 30 days of receipt. Please try them and if they do not work, return them before use. If the product appears used or damaged, a return may not be accepted.
They should work for blocking the noise but they may be slightly uncomfortable for the dog if they have very pointy ears.
These Mutt Muffs are black.