Your Dog’s Favorite Music Is Reggae
Remember that time in your mid-20s when you got your first "grown-up job" and you tore down that Bob Marley poster that you got back in college? Well, if you have a dog, he might be missing the old you.
Some researchers recently conducted a study to determine what kind of music dogs like the best. To do it, they played a bunch of tunes, and observed how they reacted, physiologically and behaviorally.
They found that dogs reacted most positively to reggae. It's unclear which songs they were playing for the dogs, assuming that they'd actually be able to distinguish one from the other. I have trouble with that myself.
The dogs also liked soft rock, presumably stuff like Toto, Seals and Crofts, America, Billy Joel, Chicago, Boz Scaggs, and Fleetwood Mac.
Although these two genres stood out, the researchers said that each dog has its own musical taste. So there's probably even a dog out there that does dig Hootie and the Blowfish on occasion.
For the record, they were only played five genres: reggae, soft rock, Motown, pop, and classical. So, the jury is still out on how your dog feels about your kid's EDM phase.
Read more at BBC.