Darran Rowe Dog Behaviourist Hamilton with Dog

By Darran ROWE

Raise the Woof!

Claims to be the first-ever Christmas single designed exclusively for canines has been released in the UK charts.

The awesome song was created based on scientific research into the ways dogs interact with sound, and with input from animal behaviorists. The track was devised with the help of a focus group of 25 dogs, who were played more than 500 sounds and analyzed for their responses.

It uses a reggae beat and sounds of bells, squeaky toys and owners’ instructions to elicit a response from listening dogs. 

(A 2002 study found that dogs in a shelter became more relaxed when played classical music, while research from the Scottish SPCA charity in 2017 suggested that the animals enjoy reggae and soft rock.)

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