Many studies from the previous have shown that every dog has its musical taste. There are many people wonder whether their dog loves music like them or not? This article will help you to understand the entire fact. There is a special advertisement available on Spotify which has some playlist which is good for dogs who love music.
Now, this might seem to be weird but it’s true, back in 2010, An artist Laurie Anderson went to perform a concert in Sydney, Australia & it was performed specially for dogs. She didn’t stop this work right there, rather she also revisited this tactic by drawing a lot of dogs to Time square in New York City. The most amazing thing about that concept is that she played some special tune which can be only heard by dogs not humans & the best p[art is that she later replicated the performance for another show (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) in which there were many dogs turned out to react very positively in that show.
This doesn’t end here, a columnist Stanley Coren raised this difficult subject for discussion, in which he reported on the research by the psychologist Deborah Wells of Queens University in Belfast for a Psychology Today Article. Deborah Wells took some dogs for an experiment in which he tested each dog’s reaction to hearing heavy metal music, pop music and classical music in a sheltered environment. The great thing she discovered was that each dog had its own musical taste.
In that experiment, some dogs who were listening to pop music turned out to have no reaction at all. On the other end, while she was playing the heavy metal music, some dogs started to show negative excitement & started serious barking, also when classical music was playing most of the dogs become calm. So in the end, it clearly shows that every dog has its own musical taste.
If you want some good music for your dog to remain positive then there are endless music available on te Amazon in which you will find the perfect match. Also, keep in mind that the Spotify has a unique musical Chanel, however, the problem is that dogs Spotify is good for listening with headphones so you will need to play these songs on other devices.
Music is designed to soothe dogs
Lisa Spector is a great concert pianist who also discovered that music is good for dogs & it can also bring a positive reaction out of them.
Lisa Spector & her team are known to create a great arrangement of classical music which is exceptionally good to soothe anxious cats & dogs.
Music helps shelter dogs.
Lisa Spector also runs an organization which has donated to over 1500 shelters & the good news is that it was noticed that when they were playing music in animal shelter the dogs seem to be very positive.
She describes the fact that when they played that music it created a nice & quiet environment also the dogs stopped barking and they became very calm. Specter and Leeds believe that classical music can make a dog calm & relax. When she evaluated the whole fact she was completely surprised to see the reaction of dogs.
Studies show dogs prefer classical music
As we discussed before dogs who listen to classical music, spend most of the time in rest. Also when they played a heavy metal song the dog started to bark a lot.
Dr. Susan Wagner executed a research study to have an experiment in that idea, in which she measured the effects of five types of music (classical music, pop, human conversion, heavy metal & a control) on 50 shelter dogs. In the end, they also noticed & confirmed that when the classical music was playing on the dogs were calm & relaxed & when the heavy metal songs were playing on the dogs were more likely to become anxious. Also another person Dr. Lori Kogan form the Colorado State University did an experiment in 2012 of 117 kenneled dogs & it turned out that the result was pretty similar.
Do dogs like music?
Now the main question is that dog dogs like music or not?
The answer is Yes they love music but the thing is that dogs love & mostly prefer music only when it’s soothing. If you want to witness it then simply just turn off Metalica and try the little Beethoven, & then you can see it.
There is a lot of people who believe that the howl of a dog is an attempt to make noise since they howl when the music is playing on. Now if you had compared them with wild dogs then you might have noticed that domestic dogs are more likely to bark more but might howl occasionally. Keep in mind that dogs how to communicate & sometimes it can turn out to be absolutely true if the dog is having alone time. Sometimes the wild canine such as wolves howls to assemble the pack & also show a sign of their identity of the group. When a wolves howl other dogs other group members come back to join the group.
Now the thing is that whether a dog howl or a wolve, they do it because when they feel lonely or a need for engaging. Now many dog experts beile hat dogs don’t really get back together in their vocalization to make music
A well-known composer Richard Wilhelm made up The Ring Cycle which had a strong appreciation of the musical taste of dogs. He provided a special stool in his study for Peps. He was busy in modifying musical phrases & then he noticed that the dog reacted differently to different music. When the melodies were playing on the dog reacted differently.
Robert William was born in Auckland, New Zealand who is a former author of Pets Health Blog.
He has a great experience in blogging for more than three years. Robert is a regular author & member of this Blog who is studying Veterinary Science at Massey University