MUSIC THERAPY TO HELP CALM DOGS
When I first met Rustom and he told me that his dogs enjoyed his taste in music – which included Guns N’ Roses, I must admit I was sceptical. Till, he played the song (which you can hear in the video below) and his dog started to fall asleep literally as soon as the music started. I was amazed as I always thought dogs liked calming music. But Rustom’s understanding of this is beautifully different.
And so, to help all pet parents and their pets find a way to destress during these unprecedented times, Rustom recorded his music for us. Do play it to your dogs, and let us know how they reacted. Once the lockdown ends, we plan to expand on Music Therapy for Dogs and have more sessions.
We hope you enjoy.
– Shirin Merchant
I have grown up in a home where dogs and music were constants. And whilst I noticed that my dogs hated loud sounds, they seemed to love loud music. One of my dogs who was deaf in his later years who still come into my room when I payed music. Here are some tracks I have created for our doggies to entertain them, help them develop a sense of identity, in the same way that music helps us create a sense of identity for ourselves.
Rather than playing the tunes through a big system, I would suggest playing it through a phone or a small speaker as the extra bass might excite them too much. Moreover dogs don’t mind repetition with music, so you could play the same song repeatedly. We would love to have your feedback as well.
Wishing you peace, good health and rock n roll.
– By Rustom Warden