Only one of my three pups pays attention to the TV - Maggie will also go running around looking for the dog that was just on the TV screen and ran off.
The HS where I volunteer pipes soothing music through the kennels and catteries. It's a special kind of peaceful at the end of an evening when the public has gone and we're left to tend to the dogs just before their bedtime. Settling into a kennel with a furbaby and just sitting and being together, listening to the music is a wonderful way to end a night. C~
Too many self-proclaimed experts out there, LOL, it's good to rely on our own experiences. One very important researcher in the field of animal emotion is Jaak Panksepp. Here is a link to a very important book in the field. This is research and not easy to read but worth it if you can borrow it from a University library.
That has to be so cute to see. Today I found a compilation of kitties doing various things on you tube and Poly was right on top of the laptop reaching out for them and purring. I was wondering if she was missing Molly. It lasted for almost 15 minutes and she didn't move. Makes you wonder what our furry friends think.
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I have an Aquarium DVD and Bruno just has to have those fish.
I remember an advert we had here where there was a mouse on the screen, Bruno was watching so intently and when the mouse scurried off to the side, he went to the side of the TV waiting for the mouse to come out, it was priceless.
Peace and long life - Jules
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Thanks for linking the article. Great stuff! The benefits of music for dogs and other animals are significant, even if they don't show a visible response or interest. Music can have a calming effect, reduce heart rate, reduce cortisol (stress hormone) production and even increase or decrease activity and change mood, just like in people, depending on the type of music. Animals are also affected by our emotional response to music as they tune into our emotions via smell and by watching our body language. Many animal trainers incorporate music into their training routine for this reason. Take a look at some canine freestyle performances on youtube or some horse events like dressage and reining freestyle. Here is are some examples: Remember this one? www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0jNC_w1tSw
None of my dogs seem to pay any attention to music of any type. I do have one, Odie, that will look at the tv (and behind it) if there are puppies crying. I bet he'd be a good Daddy but THAT's not going to happen.
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