It’s been proven time and again that music is an effective form of therapy. It has allowed people to improve their communication skills and reduce stress. While music tends to calm animals equally as much as it does so with humans, dog whisperer Cesar Millan thinks there is something even better. Audiobooks for dogs are now available for your canine companion.
Audible for Dogs is designed for anxious pets that don’t like being left at home alone; Millan’s Dog Psychology Center reports that audiobooks are much more effective in relaxing dogs and reducing their stress than music… These audiobooks will calm dogs and help them feel less alone.
While you can choose pretty much whatever audiobook you prefer, Millan does have a list of suggestions. Among the handpicked titles are “A Dog’s Purpose” and “The Art of Racing in the Rain” — perfect for your pooch. Others, such as “Pride and Prejudice” are a bit more eccentric (and perhaps for dogs who enjoy classical literature).
This isn’t a completely separate program; subscribers to Audible will be able to purchase these audiobooks, and anyone can access Millan’s videos for free on the website.
While we may never know if audiobook therapy has any true scientific merit, it does seem like a fun activity for both man and his best friend.