A Calm Variety

(1 customer review)


Stay calmer even longer…

A Calm Variety was inspired by new research findings from the University of Glasglow, in which scientists found that rotating musical styles in dog shelters actually prolonged the relaxation response! This 3-hour collection was designed to entrain the same response, rotating through a variety of clinically tested solo piano and classical trio, as well as specially designed reggae rhythms that bring prolonged calm to your canine household.

The clinically tested music, by Through a Dog’s Ear, relieves separation anxiety, quiets sound phobias, stops barking, and so much more! Soothing piano, classical trios, and specialized reggae soundtracks will keep your dog calm, cool, and collected even during the most stressful of times.

There are many ways to listen to A Calm Variety. Take your pick below.

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A variety of dog calming music

Why Variety For Dogs?

According to University of Glasgow/Scottish SPCA research, when musical styles are rotated “…the effect of habituation may be reduced by increasing the variety of auditory enrichment provided.” The 2017 clinical research by University of Glasgow and Scottish SPCA shows reggae–along with soft rock and classical–to be the most effective musical styles for calming dogs in shelters. This research found that by mixing varied musical styles, habituation is minimized and canines actually stay calmer longer. It makes sense, no one, not even our dogs, wants to listen to the same thing over and over.

The concept of rotating musical styles to prolong calm is at the heart of A Calm Variety. All individual tracks–solo piano, classical trios, or specially designed reggae music–have been selected and/or rearranged to gradually reduce heart rate. This is accomplished naturally by progressively slowing rhythms and simplifying auditory data. People will also find A Calm Variety to be very relaxing, as the ear and brain are similar across all mammalian species, and calm is a language understood by all. Not only does the change of style bring a lightness and fun into the canine household, but you’ll be marveling at how your dogs mellow out, so you too, can find your calm.

testimonial that our dog calming music really works


Use A Calm Variety for:

  • Relaxing together
  • Veterinary visits
  • Grooming time
  • Doggy daycare
  • Training classes
  • Separation anxiety
  • Excessive barking
  • Excitement with visitors
  • Reactive/fearful issues
  • During fireworks, thunderstorms, construction, or loud noises
  • Crating during car rides
  • Leaving the house transitions
  • Crating at dog shows
  • Home training
  • Bedtime

How iCalmPet music programs work

Music for pets provides simple calming sounds and can improve health and behavior. The over-arching psychoacoustic theory informing iCalmPet music is summed up in just two words — simple sound. This term refers to the process of minimizing intricate auditory information. iCalmPet music is intentionally selected, arranged, and recorded to provide easeful auditory assimilation. Clinical research on dogs, cats, and people have found that while we hear different frequency spectrums, the mammalian auditory system, that we share, functions basically the same. iCalmPet music is individually designed for each species, based on clinical research and supplemented by anecdotal feedback received since 2003. Music for the enhancement of animal function is both a growing science and art.

What dog parents say about A Calm Variety:

  • “The music has helped my pretty calm dog not be as reactive to outside noises after being attacked by 3 neighbor dogs. She is more relaxed when she hears outside noises. It was very transitive for her and for me since it was so unexpected. I think your music is wonderful and I am grateful I happened to find it.” –Jeanny Lane, Park City, UT.
  • “Yeah for music from iCalmPet! Your music, plus noise reducing curtains and a white noise machine made New Year’s Eve fireworks almost tolerable for my little guy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Best to you all! P.S. I’ve been singing your praises! Hope all my friends place orders!” –Jacquie Emerson, Peoria, AZ.
  • “So glad I got this for my dogs!! Great Bluetooth speaker and the music helps calm and relax my guys even during storms and fireworks!” –Leah North, Irving, TX.
  • “My dog is a rescue with quite a few issues so with him we have to do a combination of things to calm him down. When we played your music for the first time, he started wagging his tail, sighed and laid on his bed. But what really amazed me was the reaction of my parrots. One of them has a noise phobia and will shake his head when he hears music. He sat on top of his cage just looking in the direction from where the music was coming from. The other parrot, who although is quite small, can be very loud. He, too, was listening to the music and was very quiet.” –Aline Murphy, Metairie, LA.

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A Calm Variety – Multiple Listening Formats

CD icon Dust off that CD Player and load it with your dog’s favorite music! With this option, you’ll receive a 3-CD Box set. Each CD is an hour long.
Individual 3-hr CDs are also available.
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Download icon Easily download iCalmPet programs directly onto your digital device(s). We love downloads because they are environmentally sound, inexpensive, immediate gratification, germ-free, deliverable around the world, no shipping costs, no clutter, and, you own it – FOREVER!

How to Use Downloads

dog calming music plays on multiple devices
micro SD icon iCalm Micro SDs are easily interchangeable memory cards used in devices with a Micro SD port (or regular SD port with adaptor). In addition to iCalm Speakers, other compatible devices include SD-enabled MP3 players, portable speakers, computers, etc.

iCalm Micro SDs are high quality SanDisk 4 GB media.

a variety of dog calming music
streaming is available Play Through a Dog’s Ear on all major streaming platforms, including Amazon, Apple, and Spotify! Titles include iCalmDog Calm Your Canine (4-hrs), A Calm Variety (3-hrs), and iCalmDog Reggae (1-hr). You can stream all day long using the repeat feature. BEWARE poor imitators! Make sure you enter exact titles (above) and look for our branded album covers. Through a Dog's Ear, A Calm Variety, 3-hrs dog calming music music

Multiple formats are available for most iCalmPet music programs.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 6 × .25 in
Pick Your Title

Expanded Album (3-hrs), iCalmDog Reggae (1-hr), Human-Animal Bond (1-hr), Through A Dog's Ear, Vol. 4 (1-hr)

Fetch Your Format

Download $30.00, Download $10.00, Micro SD Sound Card $39.98, Micro SD Sound Card $29.98, CD Box Set $39.98, Single CD $17.98

1 review for A Calm Variety

  1. Lori Gordon

    I’m so glad I found your contact information! I purchased “Through a Dog’s Ears” music for our very neurotic and extremely sound sensitive labrador, and while it helped a little, her problems are deep. However, I pulled it out when our year old cat fell from a rafter and hit a hard object halfway down, breaking the top off his femur. Our vet suggested keeping him quiet for 7 weeks in a room with nothing to climb on. This is hard for a kitten that age, but we watched mouse videos on youtube, took naps with him, and played Through a Dog’s Ears. Every single time he konked right out.
    Last summer we added a puppy to our family and put his crate next to the bed, with the CD player on top. Magic. If the power on the speaker ran out, I simple sang bomb, bomb, bomb to him in my best immitation of the slow tune and rhythm and it was close enough. He’s now 10 months old and in a motel room with us. He was antsy until I remembered I had the music on my computer. It’s so perfect. thank you. thank you. Every veterinarians office should have it for sale.

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