So last week I told you about TV for dogs. But if dogs don’t watch TV, then music must be a major component, right? So maybe we can just skip the TV channel and buy a CD to play while we’re gone to work.
Do they make music for dogs?
Of COURSE they do!
While there are many musical choices out there, I’ll only profile a few that caught my interest.
The first is Canine Lullabies. Terry Woodford is the mastermind behind this outfit. I like him because he started out as a music producer in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Terry developed Heartbeat Lullabies to soothe children and infants who were sick. He later learned the same concept works with dogs. Watch the video of the dogs in shelter listening to the music.
Terry’s music is slow and repetitive. I don’t know if it relaxes dogs, but it certainly relaxed me.
Through a Dog’s Ear has a whole host of selections for dogs and cats, from music for puppies, to old dogs, to dogs in cars. Each volume has classical selections played on piano that are supposed to calm your dog or cat.
And then there was RelaxMyDog.com, which combines sounds from nature, music, and…. whistles? The web site calls it Sound Sweep Technology.
So, what do I think?
I actually found the Canine Lullabies relaxing. I might be willing to fork out the money for that CD.
As for the other two, I’d rather leave the radio tuned to my local NPR classical station, and make a donation with the money I saved.