Dogs that came from shelters, been born there, or even been there for a short period of time know how hard life can be there. People working in shelters, everyday experience and see the fear and pain in the eyes of these dogs. When these dogs finally get adopted, they have a long road ahead of them of rehabilitation. Some of them end up back in the shelter because they can’t fit in a normal family environment, or the people that adopt them just don’t have the nerves to wait for the dog to become “normal”.

Researchers from the University of Queensland, in Australia, investigated the positive benefits of the simple sensory stimuli and behavioral “interventions”. They did their research on the dogs living at the RSPCA Queensland Animal Care Campus at Wacol. They say that dogs that show signs of stress can benefit from listening to classical music and the scent of lavender.

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