There was a short time when I was able to leave Jersey home alone. I would always leave the radio on for her when I left. I also used to video tape her, so that I knew how she was reacting when I was gone. I would leave the 80's station on and whenever a U2 song came on she would always relax. If she was barking she'd stop and go lay down. Which now makes me think, was that a learned reaction? I'm a big U2 fan and listen to their music a lot. I wonder if she picked up on the relaxing feelings I get listening to their music and learned to relax herself. Hmmmm....something I'll have to start paying more attention to.
Henry is a music lover for sure. He's very attentive when I put music on, and he usually chills with me. When I play my acoustic guitar, he's VERY alert and quietly curious, but really quickly calms down and gets sleepy! We joke that music soothes the savage beast! He's a pretty big American Idol fan, too.
Well, does the Meaty Bone song count? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
I always used to sing to the labs when they were younger, "What would you do for a Meaty Bone?" (sung to the tune of the Klondike Bar song from the commercials) They knew that meant a treat and they were ready to do tricks for it. Then it got to the point where I would whistle it and they'd come running.
Duke picked up on that really quickly, so now it only takes about 3 notes of the song for all 3 of our dogs to come running. LOL
Lucky seems to enjoy his dog music CD that I leave playing while I am at work. It relaxes him. I forgot who it is by. My favorite is the song about a squeaky toy and Lucky always looks around during that song looking for where the squeaky is! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
The Bagel reacts to hounds baying and wolves howling on the telly but never to a song except if you count the mean dog barking at the end of the Dred Zeppelin recording of Black Dog. Now his Border Collie playmate Rocky always howls to the theme song of CSI.
homer doesn't really react to music or tv except for one commercial-the one with the vaccuum cleaners and they make squeaky noises.he will come running from wherever he is and plop in front of the tv with his head turning looking all confused-hehe.i need to record that or save it from you tube for him....lol
Hunter doesn't really react to music, but Casey goes crazy at dogs on t.v. She will sit and watch the movie underdog with me the whole way trough (this dog who is not still for 5 seconds)She also watched Uno win best in show. I'm sure she knew he was a beagle.LoL