|Forum topic by TeamTurpin||posted 453 days ago||834 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
453 days ago
I’ve noticed something very strange with my dog. When I run the bandsaw, Boomer comes and sits by my feet. For some background, Boomer is a 12-yr-old Brittany that’s half blind and mostly deaf. He’s never been shy about hanging out around power tools. Even before he started losing his hearing, he’d comfortably rest near the screaming table saw without a concern. I always attributed that to generations of genetics that make Brittanys calm around guns.
Anyway, I’ve been noticing that every time my bandsaw is running, Boomer comes for a visit. And, he ends up next to my feet. I did an experiment this morning. With Boomer comfortably snoozing in the grass by my shop, in a series separated by a few minutes, I ran the radial arm saw, the table saw and the sander (my control group). No movement. I then did some bandsaw work and within 2 – 3 minutes, here he came and sat down at my feet.
What in the heck is causing that? Now, he’s not completely deaf and can certainly hear the different sounds that saws/tools make. But, all those tools are pretty noisy and obnoxious. Could this be a vibration thing? He doesn’t look afraid; he just comes and stands/sits next to me when that saw is running. (The test subject is pictured below.)
Has anyone noticed dogs acting strangely around certain tools?