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Do you want your exotic pet(s) to live their life FEELING it is safer and more secure where you keep it and avoid a possible disaster?

The new solution designed to be easier, simpler, safer and more natural is now at your fingertips, to prevent your pet from being taken over by unnecessary, possibly devastating fear of noises. Take action today! 

Exotic pets can become so scared by harmless noises that it seriously affects their quality of life

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Anxious, or worse?

Imagine a normal day with your exotic pet. You should not have a care in the world, but your pet is anxious and hides, because of a sound it heard, a sound you know is entirely harmless. It is common among up to 60% of pets to be uneasy of fearful because of some sounds it does not understand. This is not very serious, but the day is not as relaxed as it should be. But for some pets it can be more serious. A small percentage can from time to time have very serious problems of this kind. You never know which one will face this. This can even be catastrophic:

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What is this??

Imagine you own exotic pets. They are your pride and joy. Then one day fireworks are set off with big cracks and bangs nearby. One of your pet freezes in its spot, and then limps down. It has died right there on the spot, and rodents sometimes do when becoming overwhelmingly scared.

And what is this??

Imagine you own exotic pets. Everything is going well with them, they are happy and are fond of you. You can hold them and cuddle them without problem. Then one day some sudden, uncomfortable noises that they aren’t used to make them scared. You pick one of the pets as you have done often before, but it freaks out and bites you in your hand. You need to go to the hospital to get medical injections to protect you from possible infections.

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Prevent or heal

These imaginary trauma stories are based on actual events. They happen every year, and sadly often.

 Accidents and negative consequences of fear of sounds can not be completely eliminated, but their likelihood can be reduced, and the problems may be less serious for those who are affected. Maybe that could include your exotic pet?

Noise phobia therapy is the methodology designed to prevent or heal these problems.

Many stories

Have your heard about this type of problem before? Try searching the web for stories. You can use search phrases like 'pets noise phobia', 'pets scared of noises', 'pets fear of fireworks', 'pets fear of thunderstorms', 'pets lost injury fear of fireworks and thunderstorms'.

Old And New Solution

Noise Phobia Therapy

Luckily, a rather simple method exists to prevent or handle this problem: Noise phobia therapy. In this method, you play potentially fear-causing sounds for the exotic pet, beginning at a very low volume and to full volume in the end. The process can take weeks. This is done both for prevention and treatment.

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You can read more about noise phobia therapy on the home page, or here, and then come back here.

Possible drawbacks

The founder of WeStopFear started carefully analyzing the classical noise phobia therapy method. The solution has usually been in the form of a single audio CD or set of MP3 audio files. He concluded that there may be several drawbacks in the classical one-CD, or one MP3 set, method, could make the process cumbersome and confusing.

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That could hamper a wide spread use of this method. A process not used helps no one. There is also a risk of making the mistake of playing too loudly too early, which is called overexposure, and can lead to a shock.

You can read more about the possible drawbacks on this page, and then come back.

Careful analysis searching for improvement

Simple Secure Steps logoThe founder started trying to find ways to improve this method. He employed methods of process analysis, process re-design and quality management. The results are a new process design called Simple Secure Steps™, which included four additional innovations.

The goal behind the innovations was to offer a process design that many users would hopefully see as easier, simpler, safer, more natural, more bearable, and include programs that are more comprehensive than anything seen before. Also to offer solutions for ALL types of pets, and horses; a first time in history. This is explained further below. Of course, there is never one method that suits absolutely everyone, but this increases the options people have.

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You can read more about the careful analysis and development of the solution, and then come back.

The new method is now offered as the WeStopFear noise phobia therapy:

WeStopFear is systematically designed for improvement

The most extensive noise phobia therapy solution in history and the first extensive set of multi-faceted innovations in this field  since around 2010 that we know of.

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Pet focused interface

The user experience, graphics, extensive instructions, and list of signs of fear and phobia are focused on exotic pets. You will feel “at home” as a exotic pet owner with pet-specific advice and graphics.

Safer for your pet

Mistakes are “designed out” of the process and made close-to-impossible. Natural Intervals make it more likely that your pet and yourself will endure the process well. With future maintenance of success.

Simpler and easier for you

The innovations of Volume Anchor, Ascending Loudness, Timed Access and Natural Intervals make these Simple Secure Steps easier, simpler and safer for you to implement.

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WeStopFear is a new solution that is systematically developed to be a game-changer, using the approach of managerial process analysis, process re-design, re-engineering and quality management to improve greatly on the drawbacks. 

The key is simpler and easier process for the handler

WeStopFear is designed with the goal of being safer, easier, simpler, more bearable and more extensive with solutions for all types of pets and horses which is a first in history, more economical, and with a pet-type-focused encouragement and reminder system possible to be active during the full lifespan of your exotic pet. Each program includes all features of the Simple Secure Steps™ with the Ascending Loudness™, Volume Anchor™, Timed Access™ and Natural Intervals™.

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What you get exotic pets icon

Access to a membership area with therapy sounds in streaming audio players, pre-set to correct volumes. Five steps and a continuing Maintain Success stage. Click to read about 10 points on that:

What you do exotic pets icon

You will implement the new therapy process designed to be easier, simpler, safer and more natural. Simply prepare your setup, click the play button, and do what you like. Click to read about 6 points on that:

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Your exotic pet can benefit from the most extensive therapy solution available today, increasing the likelihood of a more carefree life, where it is used to a large number of sounds instead of possible risk of shock.

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Five steps and Maintain Success

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The therapy process is designed as five steps with five sets of therapy sounds in online-connected streaming audio players, instead of just one CD or one set of MP3 files. (MP3 and MP4 files download is available). The human handler is guided to the right step, and only gets access to Step 1 in the beginning. So there is no confusion and no need to remember what step you were at.

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You can play a random playback streaming player, select individual sounds, or create your own custom random playback playlist.

After finishing the five steps, you seamlessly enter the ongoing Maintain Success future program which has the purpose of ensuring ongoing success in tolerance for the sounds.

The five steps and the Maintain Success future stage are all implemented in exactly the same way. The only difference is that the audio files provided with each step are pre-set to the right volume level for the step:

From very, very low in Step 1 and to the full volume in Step 5. Access and minimum time to the steps is managed through the steps, to ensure correct implementation.

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The volume level on the playback device is determined by playing a piano tune. If the playback device has markings or numbers that show the volume level, then the handler writes that down and needs to determine the volume only once on that device in that location.

In addition, there are fixed silences of various length after each sound, called Natural Intervals, which makes the experience more natural and easier to tolerate.

This should make setting the volume and playing at correct levels much simpler and easier, and also safer.

The danger of accidentally playing the sounds too loudly too early, which can mean shocking over-exposure, is practically eliminated in Step 1, since the user only gets access to the Step 1 sounds that are pre-set very, very low as they should be in the beginning of the therapy process.

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Counter conditioning sounds and instructions are also available in Step 4. Counter conditioning has the purpose of associating the sounds with enjoyable experiences, and make them enjoyable in the process, instead of just being (barely) tolerated.

An innovative experimental video therapy to try habituation to fireworks and thunder and lightning visual and audible stimuli is also available (in the three higher programs).

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Together, these aspects contribute to the new Simple Secure Steps therapy process design of WeStopFear.

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Four programs for different needs

WeStopFear is offered in four programs, that are recommended for different animal types. The three comprehensive programs are More, Advanced and Full Care, and they offer several features that the Basic program does not.

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There is a Solution for Exotic Pets in all the programs. The main difference is the number of therapy sounds, along with several other factors.

All the programs also contain a solution for all other types of pets and horses.

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Recommended for exotic pets: More program

Exotic pets are generally in relatively quieter and less intensive places than for instance dogs that are walked around the neighborhood. The More program has a proportional emphasis on indoor sounds over outdoor sounds, and is a good fit for exotic pets. 

In terms of number of therapy sounds, the More program is approximately 2 times more extensive than many noise phobia therapy solutions that have been available before. 

Sign up for the More program

View the More program features

View the full sounds list of the More program

For exotic pets that are in an especially complex and noisy environment, the Advanced program could also be an option. That is simply a question of personal preference.

WeStopFear More self-service program icon

$4.90/mo

(Excl. local VAT)

More annual plan:

$44/yr

3 months free, only $3.67/month, save 25% (Excl. local VAT)

One year of Premium support tickets for direct personal answers regarding the therapy process is included for founding members. Premium will be a paid subscription. This offer will be removed without notice when applicable.

More Features:

recommended for icons indoor cats, birds, small mammals, exotic pets

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Simple Secure Steps therapy system with all innovations, all instructions, reminder emails, future Maintain Success program, for all pet types or horses.

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44 sounds

in each of the 5 steps

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Sounds divided into playlists:

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Play Individual Sounds:

46 sounds

Your custom selected player sounds:

46 sounds

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Counter conditioning sounds

47 sounds

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Fireworks thunder video therapy: Yes

Customer support level

Self service: Yes

Send email suggestions: Yes

Support tickets, direct questions: Upgrade

Included: Founding Members

Support tickets and getting personal answers to questions about your therapy process is included for free for one year for founding members of the More, Advanced and Full Care programs. Support tickets will be a paid upgrade later on. This opening offer will be removed without further notice.

Explanations

Upgrade: Files Download

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Download MP3 sound files for MP3 play or to burn CD discs, and video therapy MP4 files to play in MP4 video players. 

Also included: PDF documents with signs of fear and phobia, Quick Focus instructions, video therapy instructions and off-line advice.

Sounds lists

More sounds lists

* The Horses and Outdoor Cats programs have slightly different numbers of sounds: Horses More sounds and Outdoor cats More sounds.

Sounds lists for all programs (Basic, More, Advanced and Full Care) are on the same sounds page that is linked to. Simply search on the page.

Recommended for exotic pets:

WeStopFear More self-service program icon

$4.90/mo

(Excl. local VAT)

More annual plan:

$44/yr

3 months free, only $3.67/month, save 25% (Excl. local VAT)

One year of Premium support tickets for direct personal answers regarding the therapy process is included for founding members. Premium will be a paid subscription. This offer will be removed without notice when applicable.

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Other Options for Exotic Pets

Other options are the Advanced program, Full Care program, and Basic program.

If the situations that your exotic pet finds it in is quite complex and noisy, then you might consider the Advanced program.

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The  Full Care program is mainly meant for riding horses that need the most extensive habituation, and for specially trained service dogs. It is really unnecessary for exotic pets, but it will do no harm if you want to.

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The Basic program is also an option. This is a solid foundational program that features a similar number of therapy sounds as most noise phobia therapy solutions that have been available previously. However, the higher programs offer potentially better protection with a greater number of sounds, and also with several features that are not in the Basic program.

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Sign up to one of these programs or explore them below:

WeStopFear Advanced self-service program icon

$6.90/mo

(Excl. local VAT)

Advanced annual plan:

$63/yr

3 months free, only $5.25/month, save 24% (Excl. local VAT)

One year of Premium support tickets for direct personal answers regarding the therapy process is included for founding members. Premium will be a paid subscription. This offer will be removed without notice when applicable.

WeStopFear Full Care self-service program icon

$9.90/mo

(Excl. local VAT)

Full Care annual plan:

$89/yr

3 months free, only $7.42/month, save 25% (Excl. local VAT)

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One year of Premium support tickets for direct personal answers regarding the therapy process is included for founding members. Premium will be a paid subscription. This offer will be removed without notice when applicable.

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Basic annual plan

$14/yr

(Excl. local VAT)

Or Explore the Full Care, Advanced or Basic programs

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Safety and success cannot be guaranteed

No training tool can guarantee 100% success. Conducting noise phobia therapy,  either with WeStopFear of some other solution (they can all work well, WeStopFear is simply a new therapy process design), does not mean that you are 100% certain that no pets who have received this method will ever become frightened by noises again. There are many factors which WeStopFear cannot give any guarantee on, as the image below shows. The therapy solution is one part of the equation, and great care has been taken of developing a solution that is the best that WeStopFear can offer, but others are the pets themselves and their sensitivity, the owners and their expertise in implementation, the audio devices and loudspeakers, the future care, and random events that can have some unforeseen consequences.

What WeStopFear can assert (although not guarantee) is that if say 1 million pet and horse owners would conduct this kind of method diligently, then the overall situation would be much better for those pets and horses, with a lower percentage experiencing trouble, and a higher percentage living their lives free from these problems, compared to 1 million pet and horse owners who would do nothing of this kind.

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Random Players

44 sounds total.

Total playlists length 99 minutes.

2 playlists:

Inside Fireworks Weather 22 sounds, playlist length 56 minutes.

Outside 22 sounds, playlist length 43 minutes.

Inside Fireworks Weather

Blender 1
Children playing 2
Clippers 1
Dangling keys 1
Door creaks 1
Doorbells 1
Fireworks 1
Fireworks 2
Hair dryer 1
Inside car 1
Inside subway 1
Kettle 1
Microwave 1
Public amusement 2
Rain 1
Shower 1
Telephone 3
Thunderstorm 1
Thunderstorm 2
Vacuum cleaner 1
Velcro 1
Washing machine 1

Outside

Basketball 1
Brass band 1
Car horns and alarms 1
Children playing 1
Construction work 1
Drone 2
Excavator 1
Flag 1
Hedge trimmer 1
Helicopter 1
Hot air balloon 1
Jet aircraft 1
Lawn mower 1
Motorcycle 1
Propeller airplane 1
Public amusement 1
Sirens 1
Skateboard 1
Street cleaner 1
Traffic 1
Train 1
Waterfall 1

Choose Sounds And Select Custom Playlist

46 sounds. 

Basketball 1
Blender 1
Brass band 1
Car horns and alarms 1
Children playing 1
Children playing 2
Clippers 1
Construction work 1
Dangling keys 1
Door creaks 1
Doorbells 1
Drone 2
Excavator 1
Fireworks 1
Fireworks 2
Flag 1
Hair dryer 1
Hedge trimmer 1
Helicopter 1
Hot air balloon 1
Inside car 1
Inside subway 1
Jet aircraft 1
Kettle 1
Lawn mower 1
Microwave 1
Motorcycle 1
Propeller airplane 1
Public amusement 1
Public amusement 2
Rain 1
Shower 1
Sirens 1
Skateboard 1
Street cleaner 1
Telephone 3
Thunderstorm 1
Thunderstorm 2
Traffic 1
Train 1
Vacuum cleaner 1
Velcro 1
Washing machine 1
Waterfall 1
Baby moods 3 months old
Baby crying 6 months old

Counter Conditioning

47 sounds.

Basketball
Bath shower
Blender
Car horns
Car traffic
Children yelling
Clipper
Construction work
Dangling keys
Door
Doorbells
Drone
Excavator
Fireworks A
Fireworks B
Fireworks C
Flag rope
Hail
Hair dryer
Hedge trimmer
Helicopter
Jet aircraft
Kettle
Lawn mower
Light propeller airplane
Microwave oven
Motorcycle
Party noises
Police Ambulance siren
Rain
Skateboard
Street cleaner
Telephone
Thunder A
Thunder B
Thunder crack A
Thunder crack B
Thunder crack C
Light propeller airplane 1
Traffic inside car
Traffic inside subway
Train
Vacuum cleaner
Velcro
Washing machine
Baby crying 3 months old
Baby crying 6 months old

Recommended for exotic pets:

WeStopFear More self-service program icon

$4.90/mo

(Excl. local VAT)

More annual plan:

$44/yr

3 months free, only $3.67/month, save 25% (Excl. local VAT)

One year of Premium support tickets for direct personal answers regarding the therapy process is included for founding members. Premium will be a paid subscription. This offer will be removed without notice when applicable.

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