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Dogs howling at Led Zeppelin

January 21st, 2010, 09:19 PM
I'm wondering if anyone has the answer to this.

I just witnessed my third dog in a row goes beserk during a Led Zeppelin song. It's always during the solo of Whole Lotta Love. It's truly hilarious to watch! Barking. Pacing. Howling. Totally alert.

Anyone who knows that song knows there are a lot of strange sounds in that solo. I realize there must be some frequency that's affecting dogs. Can anyone confirm that? Was it done on purpose? Why just that song?

January 21st, 2010, 10:32 PM
no idea but my boy Luke loves to sing to Judas Priest! :thumbs up

January 22nd, 2010, 12:25 AM
There are definately alot of weird sounds in the song - the shaker especially is one that usually will get a dog/cats attention, it also kinda sounds like a "swarm of bees" in the background at a couple of spots there too. The sounds also shift from right speaker to left speaker & back again that will also generate a response, so will Robert Page's moaning - moans are always interesting to dogs. :laughing:

According to there is also "sonic wave sound" and the "backwards echo technique" used during the song.

I would say given that it's Led Zeppelin :D and that it first came out in 1969-70 :shrug: well you draw your own conclusion but I doubt it was directed towards canines :D

January 22nd, 2010, 10:33 AM
My dog responded this way to a song from Pearl Jam. I am not sure if he loved the song or hated it. He would sit there, head in the air and howl.

January 22nd, 2010, 02:51 PM
Hey dog howlers, try Seamus by Pink Floyd. My manchester loves this one.

January 27th, 2010, 04:03 PM
My Coonhound loves to sing along to Neil Young...