Relaxing Music for Dogs
If you are a proud pet owner, then you probably have experienced how pets respond differently to varying sounds.
I’ve experienced that some sounds make my dog restless while others have a calming effect and even has helped resolve my dog’s anxiety.
This led me to a whole new world of relaxing music for Dogs. Several pieces of research have been conducted on the impact of different sounds and types of music on behavior pf dogs. Let us dig into my take on relaxing music for dogs.
How Dogs Hear Sounds:
Every animal hears sounds differently; frequencies that are non-audible to human ears can be easily heard by dogs.
Dogs can easily hear sounds that are high pitched, almost every sound amplified twice as much as humans hear. Sounds with 50,000 Hz can be heard by dogs. This varies, depending on the shape of dog ear and their breed too.
How Relaxing Music for Dogs Works:
Using relaxing music to calm your dog or any other breed of dogs down is an excellent and very effective natural remedy. The cortisol level in the blood of animals and humans drops when classical music is heard. Cortisol is the stress hormone, so a low level means less stress and anxiety.
Which Music is Relaxing for Dogs?
According to a study conducted by Dr. Deborah (an animal behaviorist) in 2002; 50 to 60 beats/ minute in the classical, slow music helps to calm down dogs. A single instrument classical music with a slow tempo is even better.
Impact of Heavy Metal Fast- Tempo Music on Dogs
A fast- tempo music as in heavy metal has an adverse impact on dogs; it is shown to increase anxiety and restlessness. Loud percussions and tones with deep base should be avoided as these sounds are similar to those produced by thunderstorms and fireworks.
Block out Separation Anxiety of your Dog Using White Noise
There are several white noise soundtracks available online for free. These white noises are great tools to help your dog cope up with separation anxiety. You see, silence sort of freaks the dogs out, and so do specific frequencies and tempo.
White noise is an ideal blend of different frequencies in varying intensity resulting in a consistent sound (consistent timbre, volume, or pitch). This keeps your dog distracted from the environmental sounds around them. Next time when you have to leave for work, try using white noise to calm your pup down.
How to Find Relaxing Dog Music?
When it comes to finding the most relaxing music for your little canine friend, it is mostly hit and miss; there are no hard and fast rules. There are several free and paid soundtracks, white noises and even albums available online on YouTube and other websites. You can also find a variety of albums on relaxing music for dogs on Amazon too.
Always keep the volume low; remember, dogs have a sensitive and robust sense of hearing, even a very low volume would appear as a highly amplified sound to them.
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