Beethoven's caninth symphony, anyone?

If you want your dog to behave then it seems the answer could be found in playing them a blast of classical music, one charity has found.

Guide dogs
Guide dogs

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has revealed that dogs at its four training centres were more responsive to training after having listened to snatches of radio station Classic FM.

Jacqui Chapman, a regional corporate fundraising manager at the charity, said playing music to the dogs was part of an “environmental enrichment project”.

The organisation was looking to provide a more relaxed atmosphere for the dogs while they were resting, she said.

“We tried a range of stations, and Classic FM produced the best results, leaving the dogs chilled out and ready for a new day’s training.”

It is unclear whether Bach was the most enjoyed composer among the animals in training.

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