|Cover of the book Teddy and Stanley's Tall Tale|
In a world of craziness, even dogs need some sanity. Look no further! You've just found the world's first bedtime audio book for dogs! Narrated by British actor Simon Callow, the free audiobook titled Teddy and Stanley's Tall Tale was scientifically developed to calm and relax stressed pets. It was created to help ease the stress of dogs on the days leading up to Nov. 5 on Bonfire Night (in the UK) due to firework displays. Elsewhere, such as the US, it can be a wonderful tool to calm your stressed pooch on any given day.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BOOK
Pet behaviorist Karen Wild advised on the audiobook project and helped to craft the “precise words, sounds, frequencies and speech patters,” that Callow used, according to the Daily Mail. Also, Wild “Pinpointed the canine-friendly cadence, lengths of sounds, intensities, volumes, frequencies and pitch that will capture a dog's attention. “Certain sounds as inherently calming for a dog.“To ensure the story would work, it was created using scientific evidence based on research of the canine mind and their sense of hearing
|British actor Simon Callow narrates the World's First Bedtime Story for Dogs|
The book is described as a “heart-warming” story about a dog named Stanley, a towering dog and Teddy, his small friend. Dog owners who choose to read the story to their dog(s) is advised to tell the story as if they are “talking to a two-year old child, as if the child is rather shy.” Further instructions are to: “Adapt your normal style to sound ‘interested', whispery, and as if you really like them, perhaps speaking with a smile.” Also, repeating the audio story will help calm your dog.
Made possible by (UK based) More Than Pet Insurance here is a link to to the free pdf book Teddy and Stanley's Tall Tale by clicking here and a link to the audio version of the bedtime story by clicking here.
watch a reading of the book by Simon Callow