Dogs Freaking *Love* Reggae Music, Says Science

By Kayleigh Roberts

If you ever hang out and listen to music with your dog, you need to read this.

You might have just assumed that your pet has the same musical taste as you — and if your favorite music is reggae and soft rock, then you're probably totally right. If not though, you might want to mix in a few new tracks to your playlist, just for your dog's sake.

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Pitchfork reports that a new study from the Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow proved that dogs showed the most positive changes in behavior while listening to reggae and soft rock. No joke.

But, while these are good guidelines for guessing Fido's favorite tunes, it's also possible that dog's, like humans, have individual tastes. As Professor Neil Evans explained, "Overall, the response to different genres was mixed, highlighting the possibility that, like humans, our canine friends have their own individual music preferences."

In the study, researchers played soft rock, Motown, pop, reggae, and classical for the pups, so if you love a different genre, there's no hard data about how your pet might feel about it. The good news: Dogs seem to like all music in general.

The researchers noted that dogs spent "significantly more time lying and significantly less time standing" when any music was played.