Your dog might like reggae

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February 17, 2017
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We’ve all heard that if a dog has anxiety or may be left alone a long time, leaving the radio on a classical music station helps. The music can drown out the noises of trucks or other sounds from outside and the rhythm of a song can calm your dog. A new study conducted by researchers from the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow discovered that dogs may prefer a certain genre, reggae.

Neil Evans, professor of integrative physiology at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, said the researchers played reggae, soft rock, pop, motown, and classical music for dogs. The response? Overall, mixed which may hint that like us, dogs have individual preferences for music. But reggae and soft rock showed the most positive changes in behavior.

The researchers observed the dogs as music played, noting if the dogs stood, sat, laid down, or paced. Additionally, they measured the heart rates. Overall, any music played seemed to calm the dogs down but reggae and soft rock were the most effective. The Scottish SPCA is now planning to invest sound systems for all their shelters for the betterment of their dogs.

To read more about the study, check out the article at NYMAG.com.

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