Got a new shop dog a couple weeks ago. She's Shana, a fifteen week old Standard Schnauzer (NOT a mini).
Anyway, she's being 'indoctrinated' to shop companion duty, and is responding beautifully. She really likes the shop, and so far has found just about every wood scrap that was laying around, along with some rags, clamps, my old boots, and numerous other 'finds.'
She seemed fearless regarding shop noises. Didn't flinch when I was using the table saw, band saw, dust collector, shop vac, etc. Tolerated the Hitachi SCMS, but doesn't really like the noise it makes.
This morning, I turned on the router table (Hitachi M-12V), and she went nuts! Didn't like that at all. Ran around for a few seconds then went straight to the door. After a walk around the yard to calm her down, she didn't want to go back into the shop. I finally coaxed her back in, but didn't use the router again. Did use the Festool sander with the Fein vac, though, and also the SCMS, and she was once again fine with that. I'm guessing it was the high pitched whine of the router that bothered her.
So, now the question: Since many of you/us have animals in the shop regularly, what machines do they not like? Are they more sensitive to one tool or another? What, if anything, have you tried to get the pet to acclimate to the shop?
I really want Shana to enjoy her time in the shop as much as I do. Short of getting her some doggie ear muffs, I guess I won't be using the router any more when she's with me.