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Ever wonder how shelter dogs pass the time? Some listen to calming music

Even if you’re a longtime music fan, the name Terry Woodford might not ring a bell. But some of the artists with whom he worked as a songwriter, producer or engineer probably do: the Supremes, the Temptations and the Commodores.

In a music career that started in the early 1960s and spanned a quarter-century, Woodford was involved in generating successful songs for marquee names as well as less-famous acts. Some of Woodford’s collaborations still resonate: “Scratchin’,” an instrumental by Magic Disco Machine, has been sampled by Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC and dozens of other artists.

These days, however, Woodford’s musical creations don’t get played on the radio, haven’t been sampled by Cardi B and aren’t a powerful presence on Spotify. They’re played to dogs – lots of dogs.

“Canine Lullabies,” as Woodford calls his latest works, marry the sound of a human heartbeat to traditional lullabies. Imagine “London Bridge” but with New Age-y music and vocals atop an insistent thump-thump.

To calm dogs spooked by fireworks, pet owners are using treats made from marijuana plants

Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/pets/ct-composer-writes-music-calm-stressed-shelter-dogs-20180814-story.html

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