What type of music do dogs like? Dogs ‘prefer reggae and soft rock‘ to other music genres, research suggests. Dogs appear to prefer reggae and soft rock over other genres of music, according to researchers. The Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow have published a paper which suggests music affects dogs’ behaviour.
Do dogs prefer silence or music? Research indicates that when dogs are stressed, music may help. A landmark study in 2002 compared how shelter dogs responded to classical, pop, and heavy-metal music as well as conversation and silence. Researchers found that classical music had a calming effect on dogs.
How do you know if your dog likes the music? Signs that your pup likes the music they’re hearing are just any signs of happiness or contentment. Look for big smiles and wagging tails as the beat starts dropping. They will also probably perk their ears up, and maybe even give you a bark or howl!
Is playing music good for dogs? “Researchers found that classical music reduced anxiety in the dogs, helped them sleep more, and bark less, whereas heavy metal music made them more anxious, sleep less, and bark more.”