“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato
As the cooler weather creeps in and the body begins the daunting transition to a hibernation state, we look for ways to ease that transition. My way is to turn to music. The different seasons tend to dictate what mood of music is being played in my repertoire. Spring and summer are filled with rock, reggae, and funk. Now, for fall and winter, it’s about jazz and classical.
Believe it or not, my dogs are the biggest supporters of this music genre. There have been many studies done to support the theory that dogs enjoy music. In this situation, just put on a little Mozart and you will be instantly converted to a believer.
My pack will settle in after a long walk with a full belly and be lulled into a trance by the whimsical productions of Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, and of course, Mozart. If you think about how music affects you, imagine how it affects your pup. Muscles will loosen, sighs of relief will be regulars, and heavy eyelids of relaxation will begin to set in.
I would recommend incorporating music in your dog’s life all the time, but especially if your dog is suffering. Music to the ears is medicine for the soul. It can help soothe anxiety, illness, frustration, or just make for a phenomenal ending to a busy day.
Dust off that vinyl, put money on your iTunes account, or just use Youtube. Add more music in your life and your dog’s, it’s a game changer.