DESIGNER BREED REGISTRY
Do Dogs Like Listening to Music?
Playlists for Pups: The Best Songs for Happiness, Health, and Calming
By Brandy Arnold
THE DOGINTON POST
Posted on Jan 26, 2017
We enjoy listening to it at home, at work, in the car, in the store, and almost any place we go. Music appears to
hit upon our stressful lives pretty much every single day. No wonder, songs and tunes can be vitally important
to many humans. It can make us calm, content, and happy despite our demanding lifestyles. But did you have
any idea that your pooch can also be calmed by music? Recent studies have shown that by playing music,
animals tend to become more calm and at ease even in new surroundings.
What Music Do Dogs Like to Listen To?
Online digital music streaming service, Deezer, found that our four-legged friends aren’t that different from us
and need music to enhance their overall health and happiness. These findings come from a study done in
partnership with internationally renowned and respected animal behaviorist Dr. Sands, which explores the
effect of music on animals, including variables such as track frequency and beats per minute (BPM)*.
Recognizing that music can have a profound effect on a dog’s health and happiness, Deezer and Dr. Sands
created two canine-approved playlists: one keeps pups content and chilled to contribute to tip-top health, while
the other releases the “paws” button for ultimate happiness.
The Best Songs to Make Your Pooch Happy
•The Prodigy — Firestarter
•Major Lazer, Fuse ODG & Nyla — Light it Up
•Skepta — Shutdown
•Daya — Sit Still, Look Pretty
•Timbaland, Keri Hilson, D.O.E. – The Way I Are
•Avicii — Wake Me Up
•Salt-N-Pepa — Push It
•OutKast — Hey Ya!
•Underworld — Born Slippy (Nuxx)
•Bee Gees — Stayin’ Alive
The Best Songs to Chill Your Canine
•Bob Marley & The Wailers — Could You Be Loved
•Adele — Someone Like You
•Blur — Parklike
•Justin Bieber — Love Yourself
•Caribou — Can’t Do Without You
•Baz Luhrmann — Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
•The Stranglers — Golden Brown
•Queen — Bohemian Rhapsody
•Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake —Signs
•Pulp — Common People