I love relaxing music…I mean who doesn’t? I have quite a collection because I always used music for massage, yoga, and dance. As many of you have read I am embarking on a Canine Massage program and I do Canine Aromatics. So I though I better get some music for the dogs because I have read of scientific research on sound healing for animals. I went to my favorite site for calming music Sounds True, and lo and behold they have a Book/CD package called Through a Dogs Ear.Created by Joshua Leeds (Psychoacoustic expert ) and Susan Wagner (veterinary Neurologist) have used the latest sound research to create music calming to both dogs and people.Clinical trials showed that this CD calmed 70% of kennel animals and 85% of household dogs. The accompanying book also discussed how to use sound as a tool to alleviate separation anxiety, fear, thunderstorm panic and other behavioral problems. I got my CD and of course listened to it right away and it calmed both myself and the dog, but last Tuesday I got the unique opportunity to try it out in a specific situation.
This guy who my son quickly named Bixby (later we found out he was named Deuce) found us on our way to school. He chased down my car, made me stop in the middle of the street to run circles around it; I could not go front or back, then he was jumping on the doors; I knew he was friendly. So I opened the door and he hopped right in. I brought him home and left while I took my son to school.
I knew he was young because he had beautiful teeth (turns out he’s 3).
He got to meet Zed our 11 year old Vizsla who is much lazier than he used to be (and neutered) but put him around other dogs and he gets his mojo back in more ways than one. To set his territory he is a humper we call him Sir-Humps-A-Lot.
So he had a grand time playing with this new friend, and humped for about 3 hours non-stop. I was worried he would get very sore and tired, and I had to leave to pick up my son. I did not want to leave the new friend outside because I did not know if he was an escape artist so I was risking leaving them in the house alone and I wanted them to calm down. I popped in the CD made a blanket bed for deuce and within 10 minutes they were both in their beds relaxed. I left the music on when I left the house, and I can’t be sure what they did but when I got back an hour later they were both fast asleep. (his owner found us later that day).
I highly encourage anyone with hyper or skittish dogs to try out this CD. If you are an animal professional, work with rescues, kennels, or in a veterinarians office I think you will see vast improvement in the atmosphere of your facility if you play this music.
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