The music director at my church wanted to add a trumpet and trombone to her choir for Easter. She had the 2 of us meet her for a short run through on Saturday. Well as usual she had her beagle pup in the office and I've never seen a dog get so freaked out by a trumpet in my life. My dog has howled a few times at me, but this dog was terrified. I wasn't even playing anything high or loud (or sucking that badly), just starting out with some long low notes to warm up. The dog cocked it's head, kept looking in all directions trying to figure out what was making that sound, then it just started to tremble. I stopped while we waited for the t-bone player to arrive and let the dog out of it's crate. It came over and cautiously examined the horn. When we began rehearsing the dog calmed down, but man I felt horrible. My dog doesn't really seem to mind the trumpet as long as I don't play too loudly.