Noise-Cancelling Doghouse: Quiet Design Soothes Storm-Scared Canines

Between fireworks and thunder, it can be hard to watch your best friend cower and howl when noises beyond your control dominate the soundscape. This noise-cancelling kennel aims to provide shelter from auditory storms, an more robust alternative to hiding in the closet.

Developed by Ford Europe, the structure employs a combination of sound insulation and, critically, the technology used for noise-cancellation in the company’s automobiles.

Adapted to frequencies that most impact canine companions, microphones pick up the sounds of explosions and other loud bursts, then counteracts them with mitigating frequencies.

A combination of soundproof ventilation, acoustic isolation panels and speakers alter the incoming soundscape to create a refuge, all packaged within an angular minimalist kennel frame.