Got wallet? Check.
Got keys? Check.
Turn on Songs for Dogs? Check—wait, what?
That’s right, turn on and play Songs for Dogs and the People that Love Them. The first of its kind, this album is the result of three years of hard work and a love for animals.
All dog lovers can relate to the dreaded goodbye at the door. The time where big, somber puppy-dog eyes mysteriously appear on your pooch every time you try to leave the house.
It’s a tough moment; and for dog owners whose dogs are a bit more sensitive or suffer from separation anxiety, this moment is even worse.
Taylor Brown, musician, producer, and lifelong dog lover saw this problem and came up with a solution: music.
Brown created Songs for Dogs as a way to ail dogs’ separation anxiety when their owners leave them alone in the house.
Unlike simply leaving the television or your favorite radio station playing, Songs for Dogs is scientifically-supported and veterinarian-approved to help put your dog at ease.
Dogs have a heightened hearing ability, they can pick up on sounds and frequencies that humans cannot, which is often why you see dogs upset over thunderstorms or fireworks.
While it would be awesome if your pooch enjoyed listening to the Clash, Dolly Parton, or the Top 40 hits as much as you do, the truth is that dogs hear and interpret sound waves and messages radically different than we do.
For example, dogs comprehend the majority of our commands through our tone of voice and body language, therefore, The Clash is probably the last band you’d want to play for poor Fido if he’s already nervous and alone.
Instead, Songs for Dogs employs positive, upbeat tunes. Since significant studies have shown that one of the most influential factors in deciding a dog’s mood is the human voice, this is a huge component of the album.
A positive, human voice speaking familiar commands, combined with nature sounds, squeaky toys, reduced harsh frequencies, and soothing acoustics will reinforce positive feelings for an anxiety-ridden pup.
To further prove its revolutionary value, songs on the album have been specifically calibrated to a certain speed, sound, and rhythm.
This is because of a process called entrainment. In both dogs and humans, our heart rate and brain activity naturally responds and syncs to consistent sounds and rhythms that we hear.
Meaning that while listening to this album, your dog’s heart rate will balance itself and your dog will feel more calm.
For dogs that have rather extreme cases of anxiety—or if you just want to have a chill bonding experience with you best four-legged friend—play Songs for Dogs while you are with your dog. This will further reinforce a positive recollection with the music for your pup so that when he’s hearing it by himself, he won’t have as much trouble.
You can be rest assured that Songs for Dogs will help to make your pup feel safe and secure, beating that pesky separation anxiety.
If you’re interested in Songs for Dogs and The People that Love Them, check out Brown’s kickstarter campaign where you can pre-order the album for you and your dog’s enjoyment.
To hear some samples from the album: