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.