Dear MEL Topic Readers
Can music therapy work on dogs?
Some pet dog owners or carers might believe that music calms dogs. In fact, some study shows that dogs in animal shelters are less likely to bark and more likely to sleep to classical music than more upbeat music like heavy metal or no music. But what about specially trained dogs like police dogs that are often under stress for their intensive searching tasks?
Here, in a Spanish police dog training center, dogs hear classical music when they are off duty and in their respective cage. The staff members say that they bark less and look more relaxed.
Have the trainers found what type of classical music dogs prefer? Do German Shepherds like Wagner more than Verdi, or Retrievers prefer symphonies to chamber music? Maybe we should put a “Like” button next to those dogs to gather data.
Enjoy watching a video and think if what makes you feel calm and relaxed.