The American Veterinary Medical Association defines the human-animal bond as:
“A mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment.”
With Music for the Human-Animal Bond, sound researcher Joshua Leeds and I have created soundtracks for dogs hanging out with their people, in their space together. We often joke that we are going through the doggie door to get to the humans in pet households.
We want to create as healthy a space for our animals as we possibly can. This includes a well-considered sonic environment where unnatural sounds are diminished and where the soundscape takes into account the nervous system of the dog, as well as the human.
This recording is best used when there are no anxiety issues present or expected in your dog. If there are stressful situations taking place (such as sound phobias, separation anxiety, excitement with visitors, or post- surgical recovery) we highly recommend that you play the Calm Your Canine Micro sound card that comes with iCalmDog 5.0m or any of the specific training programs. In that situation, Human-Animal Bond may be too active for a highly sensitive dog.