As reported in The Guardian, scientists who study dogs and music–yes, that’s a job–have determined that Bob’s music is quite popular with the canine market because dogs prefer genres that mimic their own heartbeat–like Bob’s brand of reggae. Just as music can be used for therapy with humans, so it is with dogs. Here’s a sample. Studies like these have launched a new industry of dog-friendly music. My two faithful English bull terriers both demonstrate preferences when it comes to music. RelaxMyDog was established in 2012 as an all-natural drug-free way of helping stressed-out dogs. Dogs really do love Bob Marley. And this isn’t just something for dog parents looking to overly pamper their fur babies. It may not sound like much to use, but having tested it on both my dogs, they seem to get something out of it. Music for Airports is a favourite. Anyone knows how heartbreaking/frustrating it is to have a dog with separation anxiety, hyperactivity, or a fear of loud noises (think thunderstorms).
And the reggae fan really dug this one. On the other hand, Schmooze, the ten-year-old, prefers Bob Marley. With 10 million users a month, the company’s musical offerings have a huge following among dog owners. Music can be used to ease those anxieties and fears. Put on “Three Little Birds” or “No Woman No Cry” and she’ll immediately curl up next to me with a big smile on her face. Turns out that she’s not alone. See? It took less than 30 seconds for Squirt to start yawning and drift off with above mix. Squirt, the younger of the two, really mellows out whenever I play anything from Brian Eno’s ambient period.
Why do dogs like Bob Marley’s music so much?