07. August 2008 · 4 comments · Categories: Links

Or sometimes they don’t. I guess they bark less if you play classical music.

Are dogs happy when they bark, or are they upset? Or is it a “both” kind of thing? I don’t have a dog ….

DOGS BARK less when listening to classical music than when there is silence or rock music, an international conference held in Dublin heard yesterday.

I read it here.


  1. erin fuguestate

    Definitely both. Our dog barks when he’s warning us about something (someone at the door, a horse on television, water leaking through the ceiling), when he’s pissed off we’ve left the house without him, and when he’s telling us to pick up his rope toy and play with him already. And of course when he hears another dog bark, but I wouldn’t presume to know what they’re saying to each other!

    He never barks at my cello playing. Not yet anyway.

  2. In other words: Dogs Bark. When they want to. 🙂

  3. It seems that my cat never barks when I’m playing any instrument, but the only one that she seems to enjoy is the piano. At least, that’s the only one where she’ll come out and ask for attention.

    Hmmm…come to think of it, maybe she’s just trying to get me to stop playing…

  4. Ha, now that’s funny – apparently anything with a dot-com is automatically treated as a link.