The famous dog whisperer Cesar Millan has made an interesting discovery.
According to Millan’s research at his Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, audiobooks were found to potentially help dogs cope with stress, depression, and boredom at home. Out of 100 dog volunteers, 76 percent of dogs behaved in a more calm and relaxed manner after listening to the audiobooks over a four-week period, according the press release. The audiobooks were found to be more effective than music.
Apparently, dogs prefer narrators that are the same gender as their owner.
Would you play an audiobook for your dog? If your dog often gets restless and agitated when left at home all day, this could be a great solution. Considering audiobooks are often 6+ hours long, it’s a nice way to keep your dog “company” during a work day.