LISTEN: Science Says This Gnash Song is Perfect for Dogs

By: Maura O'Malley

May 1, 2017

Remember when the University of Glasgow and the Scottish SPCA found out that dogs prefer reggae and soft rock?

Musician and producer Gnash wanted to use the findings of that study to create the perfect song to help his dog, Daisy, calm down. To do so, he spoke with an animal behaviorist and the University of Glasgow’s Professor Neil Evans, Dr. Fiona Dowell, and Amy Bowman.

Finding that the songs with the most calming effects were relatively simple with a steady drum tempo and 10-second repeat, Gnash hit the studio to record “Song for Daisy.” It's definitely not reggae, but it is a really pretty song.

Gnash even took the song to an adoption center to test it out, and, almost instantly, the dogs completely mellowed out—they actually went from barking and playing to laying down in silence. He claimed that while petting the dogs, he could even feel their muscles relax. Pretty wild.

So what do you think? Are you going to play this tune for your dog?