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I'm sure they are looking at me and thinking what a Godawful noise I'm making, but all in all we're all happy with music in the car
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Yes, I agree, singing along is actually helpful. They know that if we are in a good mood, they can be also. emoticon

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I find the dogs are a little calmer when I play music on the CD player in the car when we go to the vets. Even better believe it or not is when I sing along with the music.

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Susie will watch TV if there are dogs on there & she sees them, but I've never known either of my dogs to pay attention to music either.

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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.
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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.

www.amazon.com/Affective-Neuroscience-Foun
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A lot of "experts" try to tell us they don't understand or see, but I don't know there are so many times I see them intently watching things, they have to have something running through their mind.

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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.

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If there are birds, dogs or cats making noise on the TV, PolyDactly will be there. I have a DVD that's all about birds from the Audubon Society and she will watch that one.

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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

Or this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKK7AXLOUNo

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I have found that classical music is calming to Lucy......she'll lie in her bed with half-closed eyes --- and she seems to really enjoy it! You can see that she's relaxed.

When I had cats, my vet told me it was a well known fact that classical music had a calming effect on cats.......and they played it constantly in the cat hospital.....

Now.....if only I could figure a way to calm Lucy out of her separation anxiety issues.......!
She really freaks.....and classical music doesn't cut it there!!!

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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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Mutt pays no attention to music.

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This is such an interesting article about the effect of music, noises etc on your dog.

I know with my Bruno he can tell a certain advertisement by its music or a specific noise. As soon as it comes on the TV he will come running from another room to see the advert.

Does anybody elses pets do this?

www.webvet.com/main/2008/05/06/music-thera
py-dogs?xid=nl_EverydayHealthPetHealth
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