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Study Finds Dogs Prefer Classical Music

Posted on November 01 2012

Does your mutt dig Mozart?

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This sure sounds like a silly study, but when you think about the implications for the quality of life of shelter dogs, it starts looking much more important.

“In a four-month study of kennelled dogs’ responses to music, a Colorado State University professor found changes in barking patterns, restfulness, body-shaking and activity were dependent on the genre of song being played. Classical songs ultimately won out, proving so powerful in reducing stress that they even trumped the effect of “psychoacoustic” music designed especially to soothe animals.” ...

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