DOGS love listening to reggae because it helps them chill out, tests reveal.
Over-excited mutts find acts such as Bob Marley and Toots and the Maytals especially calming.
Bob Marley’s One Love was among the songs voted most relaxing for anxious dogs[/caption]
With fireworks going off this week, canine behaviourist Caroline Spencer said it was the perfect genre to keep your dogs calm[/caption]
Marley’s One Love and Redemption Song and Toots’ Pressure Drop and 54-46 That’s My Number were among the songs voted most relaxing.
Canine behaviourist Caroline Spencer said it was the perfect genre to keep dogs calm, especially with fireworks going off this week.
She said: “Its beat mimics a calm and steady heart rate, which is great at keeping a dog’s stress levels down.”
The soothing effect of reggae was noted by 1,000 owners asked to see how their dogs reacted when played a selection of types of music.
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Classical music, notably by Bach, was also a hit.
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