Dog Tired
October 25, 2018 6:39 PM   Subscribe

Modern times got you stressed out? Dogs pick up on that sort of thing! Give your dog the gift of relaxing dog music.
posted by aniola (12 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
The first one I tried had bird sounds, which immediately woke up my dog :)
posted by dopeypanda at 7:24 PM on October 25, 2018 [4 favorites]

Whoops! Which one has birds?

I've been playing this music all day for the dogs I'm sitting. Their humans left a bottle of chamomile-melatonin treats, fully expecting us to need to use them on a regular "as-needed" basis for dog calming. The treats have not been needed at all.

One of the dogs is literally snoring. My partner wasn't a believer, so I paused the music for a few seconds. One of the dogs briefly whimpered or whined, like "heyYYY put it back!" and the other dog's eyes went from droopy to fully open. Then back to droopy when I put the music back on. Partner now believes.

Once, the video ended, and one of them started chewing on a paw. I then realized the music had ended. Put more music on, paw chewing ceased pretty abruptly. This music is nearly instantaneous in chilling these two anxious dogs. Current listening
posted by aniola at 7:58 PM on October 25, 2018 [7 favorites]

The beginning of this one has some chirps.
posted by dopeypanda at 8:01 PM on October 25, 2018

Relaxing Dog is my favorite yoga pose.
posted by theora55 at 9:04 PM on October 25, 2018 [3 favorites]

HEHEHE I just played one that starts with birds and it totally woke the younger dog up to sit up and stare out the window. Really cute. 30 seconds or so into a different track, he's flopped back down again.
posted by aniola at 9:22 PM on October 25, 2018

Maybe the birds are good for when the dog is starting out hyper. Gets their attention.
posted by aniola at 9:24 PM on October 25, 2018

...and of course, there's relax my cat music too.
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 11:32 PM on October 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Been Caught Stealin' - Jane's Addiction when it's time to go for a walkabout?
posted by CrowGoat at 12:06 AM on October 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

This is awesome - our recent move and all the boxes and changes has our pug stressed. I will try this tonight!
posted by needlegrrl at 7:33 AM on October 26, 2018

Who decided that dogs love the piano?
posted by kozad at 3:25 PM on October 26, 2018

I'm right now in a musical passage that sounds like the beginning of Moby's Porcelain but much much slooooooooooooooooooooooooooower.
posted by jonp72 at 4:45 PM on October 26, 2018

My dog usually sleeps the day away in his traditional curled-up "cinnamon roll" position. I started the dog music playlist in which multiple cows are featured on-screen. They're just... being cows. They don't move much; in fact, for a while I though they were just still images but apparently not.

He has not looked away ONCE. He is RIVETED. And I think I just heard him growl?!? Clearly something is going on in that little canine head.

Pretty sure this is the most interesting thing that is going to happen to me all day and I am here for it.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 7:21 AM on October 27, 2018 [4 favorites]

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