Research has shown that many dogs respond to music according to its tone, just like humans do.
- When dogs hear heavy metal, they get upset and start barking. This genre evokes a sense of peace and tranquility in dogs, as is often the case with humans.
- The study says that dogs love jazz.
- According to a study done for the Scottish SPCA, classical music calms dogs in relocation centers. The researchers suggest that this may indicate that dogs, like humans, prefer to listen to a variety of music. The study found that although classical music calmed the dogs at first, they became bored after a few days. Instead, reggae and soft rock have become the best genres for reducing stress, barking and heart rate.
So research shows that dogs “prefer reggae and soft rock” over other musical genres. Music influences the behavior of dogs.