While most dogs seem to be down with car rides, for some it could cause anxiety. And what do you play to help soothe your pooch?
Apparently, the Bee Gees.
The University of Glasgow conducted a study of 2,000 dog owners to determine the right playlist to ease the stress of your favorite canine companion.
“Dogs were exposed to a variety of sounds and styles to assess physiological and behavioural changes,” Sam Sutton, senior lecturer of music at The University of West London, said. “The interesting thing they witnessed was that dogs displayed positive behavioural changes when exposed to certain music types. Reggae and soft rock appear to have been the canine tunes of choice.”
The top ten songs to play for dogs in cars are:
- “How Deep Is Your Love” Bee Gees
- “No Woman, No Cry” Bob Marley
- “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” Bryan Adams
- “I Want To Know What Love Is” Foreigner
- “The Dark Side of the Moon” Pink Floyd
- “One in Ten” UB40
- “Hounds of Love” Kate Bush
- “Desperado” The Eagles
- “Many Rivers to Cross” Jimmy Cliff
- “Your Love Is King” Sade
For giggles, let’s also hit the worst ones:
- “Black Dog” Led Zeppelin
- “Back In Black” AC/DC
- “Paranoid” Black Sabbath
- “Chop Suey!” System Of A Down
- “Duality” Slipknot
- “Enter Sandman” Metallica
- “Smoke on the Water” Deep Purple
- “Runnin’ With The Devil” Van Halen
- “Ace of Spades” Motörhead
- “Master of Puppets” Metallica
Also of note, avoid any songs that have whistling. That should be obvious.