There is more and more scientific evidence that dogs have an appreciation of different sounds and music. Classical music is especially calming and healing.
Additionally it is thrilling to dogs to be able to manipulate certain objects and produce sounds themselves.
They enjoy touching bells, depressing keys on a keyboard and get the feedback of sound.
Touching things and reaching for things can be a great way to make physical therapy even more fun and can enrich senior dogs’ lives hugely. It is an indoor activity that is mentally stimulating and does not require huge physical stamina yet it improves proprioception and general body awareness. It can blend in beautifully into a sports conditioning program, a general fitness program and is perfectly suited for rehabilitation post injury or surgery.
Call DogRelations for more information on enrichment activities and physical therapy sessions that are incorporate endorphin producing sound feedback, get in touch with DogRelations to see what these activities can do for your dog!