Dog Sleep Music: Help Rover Relax & Chill Out

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Dog sleep music can help canines of all ages relax, wind down, and rest for longer periods of time! Check out some helpful playlists here!

Looking for dog sleep music to help your canine companion settle down? If your pup has trouble falling asleep at night or if loud noises such as thunderstorms stress out your pet, try out this collection of relaxing sounds to bring calm to your dog.

Puppy Sleep Music

Struggling to get your puppy to sleep for a longer duration? This seven hour compilation is designed to help the youngest pups get some rest.

Relaxing Dog Music for Deep Sleep

This fifteen hour long playlist is designed to help dogs that suffer from sleep problems, anxiety, or hyperactivity issues.

Calming Dog Sleep Music

Help your dog relax, fall asleep, and stay asleep with this eight hour musical compilation.

Relaxing Music for Dogs to Help During Fireworks, Loud Noises, Etc.

This ten hour playlist includes desensitizing sound effects that mimic fireworks, rain sounds, car sounds, and other noises to help dogs get used to loud noises.

What effect does music have on dogs and can it be backed by scientific findings?

“A few studies have been done specifically in dogs and other companion animals that support the beneficial effects of certain music on these species,” explains Dr. Mark Verdino, DVM, senior vice president and chief of veterinary staff at North Shore Animal League America.

A study conducted by Dr. Lori Kogan from the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine looked into the effects of relaxing music for dogs in stressful environments. The behaviors of 117 shelter dogs exposed to classical music and heavy metal music were evaluated. The classical music helped calm the dogs exposed to it, while the heavy metal music had opposite results.

While researchers work to better understand what playing certain types of music can do for canines, we do know that relaxing sounds and music do affect physiological processes in the autonomic system.

“The autonomic system controls both the fight-or-flight response and the rest-and-digest response,” Dr. Christie Cornelius, DVM, shares. “Relaxed dogs, in general, have slower heart rates, rest more easily and are less vocal—similar to what the brain experiences during a rest-and-digest situation.”

Dogs seem to relax when exposed to music with a tempo of 50-60 beats per minute. Think classical music, reggae, and some types of soft rock. “Classical music with a single instrument at a slower tempo has been especially shown to produced relaxed behaviors in dogs,” Dr. Cornelius adds.

Experiment with different music and sounds to find what works best for your fur-baby. Remember to “share” these relaxing playlists and information with other dog lovers! 

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