Did you know that if our dogs could choose what music they could play, they would choose Bach? Yep, according to Irish behavioural researcher Deborah Wells, Ph.D of Belfast, most dogs actually prefer Bach instead of Tchaichovsky or Wagner.
Apparently dogs, with their sensitivity to sound, do not like loud or sudden music. Their internal organs speed up or slow down according to the rhythms around them. This translates into behavioural changes.
Dogs in shelters and kennels stay calmer when surrounded by slower rhythms, fewer instruments, and simple melodies. Restless dogs, barkers, and scaredy-dogs also benefit from music therapy.
But whether Bach is their sole favourite, we’ll never know. Though it’s been proven that heavy metal agitates them and pop has no effect at all.
What about you? Does your like enjoy the music that you like? Let us know!