I don’t know if it was the actual recordings that helped or just that it helped to have consistant noise to help offset strange sounds. Although my rescue dog has separation anxiety and generally follows me round the house like a shadow, if I put on some metal she will sometimes go into another room, as if to get away from it. Over the first couple of months she was indeed concerned about all the people and noise and would patrol the perimeter of the yard but not come closer than 30 or 40 feet. Understanding, on the larger scale of a study, which dogs sleep (and those that don’t) could provide some really helpful insights on why and how music/sound can relax dogs and help use create less stressful environments for better behavior. We live out in the country and have quite a few dogs (rescues or inherited). And when we are walking, they do not howl and as soon as I speak to Shadow (who is the starter) he will stop howling. Over the holidays we did some traveling with the dogs, I didn’t have my CD’s along, and wasn’t in an area that had internet connection. I am a very tonally challenged singer but I have never had a dog respond that way. I have to admit that I came across ‘through a dogs ear’ but wasn’t convinced, mostly because I myself am not into classical music (and neither heavy metal). Light All of my previous animals (dogs and cats) have always left the room when I started practicing, so, the latter is likely (though the former might also be a factor). We sell it on our website, and is also available separately as a CD. When I play the violin they always leave and the cat comes and sits right by me. I definitely agree that the devil is in the details in terms of defining ‘calming’ music. The heavy-metal tunes prompted barking and agitation, and the classical music seemed to … Oh, I forgot to say that we hardly ever listen to that album now. With an outdoor dog kennel, you can give your pooch that much-needed open sky without worrying that they’ll wander off. But suprize! My singing to the dog (off-key though it is) also seems to soothe him. I played the music at home the week before during periods where the dogs were quiet and crated. When my daughter began learning piano this same cat would jump up beside her and bite at her hands to make her stop. I got very lucky that day, though–the composer turned out to be a serious dog lover, and not only forgave Pito and me, but ended up lecturing me for keeping a dog as an accessory, after the fashion of movie stars with Chihuahuas in their handbags, instead of giving him a nice house with a yard. I have used Through a Dog’s Ear for about two years with my two Beagles. I don’t think that there is any question that certain types of sounds are inherently relaxing to most mammals (long slow notes) and others not, but exactly how that sound is presented has a very different effect on different individuals. You can listen to some samples here. I wonder what dogs would consider to be the most important sensory experiences? She settled very well and rarely reacted to any noises in the hotel even though our room was very close to an entrance and the vending machines. I THINK that the effect is enhanced when multiple dogs are listening to the same soothing sounds, but I’m still trying to figure that out. Of course, not all dogs are made the same and neither are dog kennels. I’ve seen a wide range of reactions. However, we know that lower frequencies in canine communication can be threatening.. so perhaps finding exactly the right pitch is essential. 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