Singing to Your Dog
Do you sing to your dog? If not, perhaps you might want to give it a try. According to Roberta, you might be in for some surprising results!
Singing to your dog has an effect.
by Roberta Baxter, January 15, examiner.com
Yes, you read this correctly! No I am not going off my rocker! The senses for animals are different than human sensory abilities as we know specifically from the sounds the dog hears that we don’t. It is not just the pitch, but the flow of tones that catch a dog’s attention. Try singing “Yankee Doodle” to your canine and see what the response is. Then sing “Brahms Lullaby”. You know the one that mamas sing their little ones to sleep with when they are cranky. Now one must really get into the depth of the meaning of those songs as you are singing, because if you don’t the effect will not be accurate.
As we sing a gentle flowing, calming song, we produce serene surroundings for our dogs. Try it the next time you know your dog does not like to visit a certain place. Yes, the trip to the veterinarian is the great place to practice this concept. Choose the song you will be singing each time you are going to the Vet. You can change the tune, but you will then be changing the effect since the dog will not be guided by your familiar song.
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