Every time I practice, my dog goes beserk. It's the weirdest thing on earth. I pick up my trumpet, he stares at me expectantly, and I play a single note and he starts barking and whining. THe only note that doesn't bother him is a low D. I've tried putting him outside, or in the other room, but he actually wants to be with me while I'm playing. He'll even yowl at me from behind closed doors and scratch at them to be with me. Does anyone else own a dog and have this problem? I don't know if he is trying to sing with me or it hurts his ears. Even when I mute it, he still howls like crazy. Has anyone encountered this? I don't want to hurt his ears, and I certainly have NO idea where to find doggie earplugs... the stonelined cup mute really doesn't help. What are people's solutions to this? And is there a mute I can buy that will seriously quiet it down so that this might end?