Research from the University of York has been used to create a podcast for dogs
The fur-tastic research is being used to launch a podcast to help relax lonely pooches
Research by University of York psychologist, Alex Benjamin, is being used to shape a podcast series called "My Dog's Favourite Podcast."
The bespoke podcast has been launched as a comfort for home alone hounds whilst their owners are out.
Benjamin's original study, called "Who's A Good Boy", explored the role of human voices in stimulating animal behaviour. She consulted on the podcast, giving ideas and thoughts on the speech and sound production, whilst ensuring the well being of the dogs remained a priority.
"My Dog's Favourite Podcast" consists of gentle praise and story-like speech accompanied by original music and ambient sounds to help distort the loud noises of the outside world like traffic, car doors slamming, to help calm canines.
Benjamin said she hopes the podcast becomes a "fun and useful resource for owners to explore with their dogs while they are at home together as well as when their dog is alone for short periods."
The Spotify series includes messages of reassurance, soothing sounds and friendly chat. Call the Midwife actress, Jessica Raine, narrates episode 1 "The Tail Begins" and The Office actor Ralph Ineson narrates the second episode "Pup Fiction." Both episodes are over 5 hours long, giving your hound hours of chill time.
Some of the dog-directed praise include "You're so loyal and vigilant" and "You just take it easy today. This is your chance for some well-earned me time." Before it blends ambient sounds and original music composed by award-winning minimalist composer Daniel Knight.
You'd be barking not to let your doggo listen to the podcast. Stream it on Spotify now.