The top ‘soothing’ songs most likely to keep your dog calm on long car journeys include ‘How Deep is Your Love’, by The Bee Gees, and Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’, according to experts.
Sam Sutton, senior lecturer of music at the University of West London, revealed Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I’ll Do It for You’ and Foreigner’s ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ are also among the top dog-calming tunes.
But doggy ‘no nos’ for the pooch playlist include Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’, AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ and ‘Paranoid’, by Black Sabbath.
Other songs to feature on the calming list of songs include Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘One in 10’ by UB40 and ‘Hounds of Love’ by Kate Bush.
It comes after a study of 2,000 dog owners found 67 per cent notice their canine companion getting stressed when in the car.
But 75 per cent are still planning to take their pooch on a staycation this year, with 72 per cent travelling by car.
Sam Sutton, who has worked with hotel booking platform justhooit to create the playlist said: “A recent research study from the University of Glasgow suggests music can indeed affect dogs’ behaviour.
“Dogs were exposed to a variety of sounds and styles to assess physiological and behavioural changes.
“The interesting thing they witnessed was that dogs displayed positive behavioural changes when exposed to certain music types.
“Reggae and soft rock appear to have been the canine tunes of choice.
“Perhaps the combination of pristine studio production and pleasing sound aesthetics contribute to what makes the dog’s playlist of choice.
“Reggae is often associated with sunshine and chilling out, so perhaps this type of soothing emotional response is shared with our canine companions.”
The study also found that while a well-tuned 68 per cent of dog owners are aware certain types of