Classic FM's first broadcast for dogs

Classic FM's first broadcast for dogs

Dog owners know how stressful bonfire night can be for their pets, with the loud bangs and flashing lights causing our four-legged friends to feel rather anxious. With this in mind, Classic FM have teamed up with Battersea Dogs Home have joined forces to come up with the brilliant idea of broadcasting a show especially for dogs this bonfire night.

The special episode will take place this Saturday 3rd November in a bid to calm down doggy listeners with classical music - a technique which has been scientifically proven to relax dogs. Presented by dog lover Bill Turnbull, the show will feature music from the likes of Elgar and Bach.

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Speaking to CountryLiving, Classic FM presenter Bill Turnbull said, “The programme has been specifically devised for pets who may be upset or nervous on Fireworks Night and may need something to calm them down.

"This will be their radio refuge. The music we play on Classic FM is always relaxing, but what we’ve got lined up is even more chilled than usual and a lot of it will be pet-related.

“There is a piece that Elgar named after his cairn terrier called Mina and John Barry has got a lovely lyrical composition called Crazy Dogs. I’ve been very happily presenting to humans for the past two-and-a-half years on Classic FM, so hosting this show will be a pleasure and possibly a step up!”

If you think your dog will love this, tune into Classic FM’s Pet Sounds with Bill Turnbull Saturday 3rd November, 7-9pm