Roll up! Get all the latest news from the dog world in this week’s edition of The Scoop – including the most soothing song ever written for dogs, meet Hoolywood’s dog whisperer and can you guess how many Instagram accounts are dedicated to London’s dogs?
Could this song help abandoned dogs find new homes?
Do you remember back in The Scoop Vol. 48 we covered the popular news story at the time which claimed that researchers at the University of Glasgow had discovered dogkind’s favourite genres of music? Apparently, it was typical dad music, soft rock and reggae topped the dog charts.
A songwriter known by the moniker ‘gnash’ (best known for the hit song “i hate u, i love u”) has composed a tune that he believes is the most calming piece of music to have ever been made for dogs. Inspired by the revelation that dogs prefer certain genres of music to others, gnash decided to compose a tune to help calm his excitable and anxious dog, Daisy. Now, gnash has published the song on YouTube and is hoping that dog rescue centres in the USA might be able to use this music to help more dogs find happy, loving homes sooner.
Hollywood’s dog whisperer
Have you ever seen such a well trained dog as this? We were amazed when we saw Jumpy the Border Collie mix respond to an intricate set of commands in this video shared by Dope Dances. Watch as he steps forwards, then backwards and performs a whole host of clever commands. We got curious about how Jumpy learned such skills, and it’s all down to a dog trainer called Omar.
Omar von Muller is a pro dog trainer based in Los Angeles, California. Possibly his biggest claim to fame is working with the legendary Uggie, a Jack Russell, who was the first ever dog to get his paw prints added the Hollywood walk of fame. Omar has worked with police dogs in the past but most of his career has been spent helping to train generations of silver screen dog-actors. Omar’s the man behind the scenes, but we all know who the real stars are here.
How many #dogsofInstagram are in London?
London dog owners are so proud of their photogenic pooches that a fifth of them have an Instagram account for their dog, it’s been revealed this week.
And, with an estimated 312,000 dog owning households in London, that’s roughly 62,400 Instagram accounts dedicated to our capital’s pooches! (Our minds boggled trying to figure out how many #dogsofinstagram pictures that is per day!)
Do you have an Instagram account dedicated to your dog? Why not share you favourite Instagram post of your pooch with us in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by tagging us @DogBuddyCo.