I know I have mentioned it before, but I am a huge fan of Through A Dog’s Ear music. I think it can be a really important piece to reducing anxiety, working through fear issues, or just creating a nice and calm environment for dogs.
I use TADE as one of the first things to try for a wide variety of behavior problems… it’s an easy and relatively inexpensive piece of the puzzle to try. It’s also a very simple thing to add to an environment to make it a little bit more relaxing for the animals.
Bandit, my mom’s Shih Tzu has always been a little noise sensitive. Nothing crazy or intense but during thunder or fireworks, he would pant, lick his lips, and insist on climbing on our laps where he would never settle. I started playing TADE on days the weather indicated storms or on typical fireworks nights and with no other behavior modification Bandit’s stress levels dropped significantly. He’s still not completely comfortable but he sleeps on the floor by our feet or on the couch next to us. No panting, pacing, lip licking, or inability to settle.
Not sold yet? Well, each year Through A Dog’s Ear has 7 days of free downloads! Each day there is a new song you can download. Each song is only available on one day (sorry for missing he first two days) but it’s super easy to download. So, you can get a few songs to use to see if they are something that may be helpful for your pup.
You can get the daily downloads here. They are also running a fun word game that you can participate in for additional prizes 🙂 So enjoy the freebie downloads!!