Do You Hear What I Hear?
Actually, I can’t hear a thing on this video and I’m pretty sure you won’t either. According to the folks at the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the soundtrack was recorded at an ultra high frequency that dogs can hear but humans (even teenaged ones) can’t.
It’s kind of a cute idea and proceeds from sales of the CD go to support the NZSPCA, but my dogs rated it four paws down. Even young Audie, who responds to whispered commands, had no interest in it whatsoever when I played it right in front of his face. I also asked my 18-year old neighbor to check it out. She agree that it was cute, but admitted she couldn’t hear it as well.
If you want to know more about the video and CD, check out this article from the UK’s Telegraph:
As a break from the slick, high-tech production of the NZSPCA video, I decided the have the dogs review a simpler, must more low tech video designed for dogs that I also found posted on YouTube. They ADORED this one. In fact, both Zip and Audie jumped up into my lap to get a better look at the screen shortly after it started. The beasties cocked their little heads and peered intently at the speakers every time the title was repeated on this little gem: