Positive music effects on your dog’s behavior

How does music affect your dog’s behavior?

One study conducted by Lori Kogan et al., 2012, observed for behavioral effects of auditory stimulation on kenneled dogs. The study found that playing classical music to dogs kept in kennels produced positive effects in reducing psychogenic stressed caused by the environment.

Benefits of music therapy for dogs

Dogs are delicate creatures and their psychological status can be easily affected by stressors like loud noises. You might have noticed how your dog dashes under the bed or table following a loud thunderstorm. Strangers can also trigger anxiety in your pooches.

  • Lip-licking
  • Panting
  • Pacing
  • Stress yawning
  • Trying to hide out-of-sight or in plain sight
  • Avoiding eye contact

Why do dogs howl to the sound of music?

You may become startled when you see your dog croon along to Celine Dion, but why do they do these? Why does you pooch howl to the sound of music? No one knows for sure.

What kind of music do dogs like most?

Several kinds of studies have observed for the reaction of dogs to different genres of music.

When is the best time to play music for dogs?

So many factors can cause stress in your dogs. It can be long period alone at home, firecrackers, thunderstorms, and more.


Music has a lot of positive effects on a dog’s behavior. In fact, classical sounds have been proven over a thousand times, literally, to help keep a dog calm and relaxed. And it has been an effective way to ward off fear, anxiety, and traumas.

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