The perfect soundtrack is essential before any trip, but if you’re taking your furry friend with you, he might want to speak up.
Studies have shown that certain types of music can actually although it helps to relax when locked in a car.
The playlist features the Bee Gees, Bob Marley and Pink Floyd with tunes in our pets’ favorite genres.
Sam Sutton of the University of West London said: “Reggae and soft rock seem to have been favorite doggy tunes.
“Perhaps the combination of flawless studio production and pleasing sonic aesthetics contributes to dog’s preference for the playlist.”
Research has shown that music can actually help dogs relax in the car (image)
Guided by research from the University of Glasgow, the music professor has compiled ten of the best tracks you can put on your pet that can reduce stress and anxiety on the road.
TOP 10 SONGS TO RELAX YOUR DOG IN THE CAR
“How Deep Is Your Love” – Bee Gees
“No Woman, Don’t Cry” – Bob Marley
“(Everything I do) I’ll do it for you” – Bryan Adams
“I want to know what love is” – foreigner
“Dark Side of the Moon” – Pink Floyd
“One of 10” – UB40
“Hounds of Love” – Kate Bush
“Desperate” – The Eagles
“Many Rivers to Cross” – Jimmy Cliff
“Love is King” – Sade
In a 2017 study, dogs at a resettlement center in Dumbarton, Scotland were treated to five different genres of music: soft rock, Motown, pop, reggae and classical.
Animal physiologists measured the heart rate of dogs and noted changes in their behavior during music playback.
They found that the dogs lay down more and showed a reduction in stress levels, especially when the tunes were soft rock or reggae.
While these genres stood out, Prof Neil Evans, who led the study, said the study showed that every dog has different musical tastes.
He said, “In general, reactions across genres have been mixed, highlighting the possibility that, like humans, our canine friends have their own individual musical preferences.”
According to hotel booking platform right nowmore than 65% of dog owners have noticed that their pet is stressed while traveling in a car.
To help our puppies relax on the road, Professor Sutton created Spotify playlist their favorite genres are presented.
Tracks include “How Deep Is Your Love” by The Bee Gees, “No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley and “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd.
Professor Sutton said: “Reggae is often associated with sunshine and relaxation, so perhaps this type of soothing emotional response is characteristic of our companion dogs.”
Certain types of music can also increase stress in dogs. Colorado State University research has also shown that heavy metals cause jitters, barking, and sleep prevention.
TOP 10 WORST SONGS TO PLAY WITH A DOG IN THE CAR
“Black Dog” – Led Zepplin
“Back in Black” – ACDC
“Paranoid” – Black Sabbath
“Chop Suey!” – System of a Down
“Duality” – Slipknot
“Enter the Sandman” – Metallica
“Smoke on the Water” – Deep Purple
“Running with the Devil” – Van Halen
“Ace of Spades” – Motorhead
“Puppet Master” – Metallica
Certain types of music can also increase stress in our animals.
Research work from Colorado State University also found that heavy metals cause nervous shaking, barking and disturbing sleep in dogs in animal shelters.
Professor Sutton said: “Because a dog’s hearing range is wider than that of a human, you may want to avoid any whistling music as it can trigger their natural sense of reaction and curiosity.”
So he also put together a playlist of ten tracks to avoid in a car with a dog.
Among them are “Back In Black” by ACDC, “Enter Sandman” by Metallica and “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead.
In a survey conducted by justhooit, 36% of dog owners admitted they couldn’t spot signs of stress and anxiety while their dog was on the road.
But music isn’t the only thing you can do to make car trips less stressful for your pet.
Becky Skyrm, an animal behaviorist at the Blue Cross charity, advises introducing them gradually, first by putting them in a stationary vehicle.
She said: “Use their favorite things to reward them for jumping in and out and then start accumulating the time they spend in the car.”
“Then move on to short trips that end in something really positive, like a game you love, a fun outing, or a delicious treat.
“This will help your dog build a positive association between car travel and his favorite things.
“If the problem persists, always seek help from a veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.”
The study found that nearly three-quarters of all dogs suffer from an anxiety disorder.
A new study shows that nearly three-quarters of all dogs suffer from an anxiety disorder and may even reflect their owners’ conditions such as OCD and ADHD.
Finnish researchers at the University of Helsinki sent out surveys to owners of nearly 14,000 companion dogs as part of a study on canine mental health.
They found that 73% exhibit some form of anxiety disorder and associated antisocial behavior such as barking or aggression that comes with it.
The biggest cause of stress for dogs is loud noise, mostly from fireworks and thunder, but they have also been affected by other dogs and even humans.
They found that 73% exhibit some form of anxiety disorder and associated antisocial behavior such as barking or aggression that comes with it. The biggest cause of stress for dogs is loud noise, but they have also been affected by other dogs and even humans.