Dog ‘Sings A Song’ With His Owner Backing Him On Violin

AFVPublished: October 4, 2017246 views
Published: October 4, 2017

Have you ever heard of the band with the puppy who sings and the owner slash hooman plays the violin? Well get ready and watch the clip because they have a pretty rad sound. A man plays a fiddle indoors and a dog howls along.

Some say canines have an ear for music, others will rebuke that notion, saying that the sheer sound of a musical instrument confuses the dogs, making them ‘complain’ about it. What is the truth about this behavior?

Research confirms that dogs have musical preferences and react differently to particular types of music. Psychologist Deborah Wells at Queens University in Belfast, exposed dogs in an animal shelter to different types of music. The kind of music that the dogs listened to made a difference. When the researchers played heavy metal music the dogs became quite agitated and began barking. Classical music, on the other hand, seemed to have a calming effect on the dogs.

Don't necessarily assume that your dog's howling has anything to do with the music you're playing. It may be mere coincidence. If the yowling continues well after you've turned off the classical music, it's time to investigate any and all of the other potential triggers for your dog's vocalization, whether nerves due to loneliness or physical pain.

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