Calm Your Dog On Long Trips with Travel CD

 |  Aug 23rd 2006  |   0 Contributions


CD for pets

Now this is one CD I'll definitely have to get! Not for my dogs, for me. My dogs are great on long trips but I sure get bored! This comes to us via MiamiHerald.com.

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Music CD can calm your dog on trips

BY CINDY LOOSE
Washington Post Service
Does your dog become agitated or bored on long car trips? The Laurel Canyon Animal Co. claims to have the solution: Songs to Make Dogs Happy, a CD just for canines.

Skip Haynes, co-owner of the Hollywood Hills, Calif., studio that produced the music, says the 12 songs were chosen after tests involving hundreds of dogs. The animals, he says, communicated their preferences to ''intuitive animal communicator'' Kim Ogden. ''If I don't turn it on when we get in the car, my dog butts the speakers,'' Haynes said.

Users have posted comments at www.apple.com, where songs can be downloaded for 99 cents each. One reviewer said her dog recognizes some of the songs' words and phrases, such as ``you're a good dog.''

While not an animal interpreter, I did observe that Cinnamon, a lhasa apso of my acquaintance, showed interest in the music by lifting her head and staring at the speakers.

Squeaky Deaky, a catchy little number accentuated by the sound of a squeak toy, seemed to be Cinnamon's favorite: She perked her head and ears in the same excited manner she does when invited for a walk. All the tunes have that upbeat, joyful quality of songs made for small children, which older folks might find annoying.

Koko, a Tibetan terrier who is Cinnamon's best friend, also liked Squeaky Deaky, wagging her tail every time the musicians squeezed the toy. She was quickly distracted, however, by an itch.

Before laying out $14.95 for the CD, test excerpts at www.petcds.com or wwwapple.com. The CD is also sold at pet stores, including Petco.

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