Animal Life: Calming Your Dog With Classical Music

Jan 17, 2014

Animal professionals know that a little Bach goes a long way in easing a pet's anxiety. Studies show that music can have a calming effect on our four legged friends. 

Researchers at Queens University in Ireland found that classical music made dogs rest more and stand up less. On the opposite end of the spectrum, heavy metal caused agitation and increased barking. Pop music and talk radio had no effect at all. Maybe our pets know something we don't!

As for other species in the animal kingdom, harp music has been found to calm not only cats and dogs, but cows, and even gorillas! 

So next time your dog gets wound up, try a little Mozart. 

What's your pet's favorite music? Tweet @WWNO with the hashtag #animallife to share your thoughts.