About Getty

Getty is a dog living in Los Angeles, California. I rescued her from a shelter. When I first saw her at the shelter, I knew she was the one because she kept looking at me and wagging her tail. She was in very poor condition. I could tell that she had not been properly taken care of and she needed a good home. That's when I tell in love with her and decided to adopt her. When I first got her, I decided to name her Getty because that was my grandmother's name and a month before my grandmother had passed away. So I named my dog after my grandmother. She was in poor shape. Her teeth were in terrible shape, and she kept itching, indicative of some kind of a skin problem. I took her to the vet and we took care of all the physical problems.

The Mental Problems

We dealt with the physical problems as much as we could. We got the dog to as close to perfect as the medical field allowed. The itching was gone. The dirty fur was cleaned. The teeth were taken care of by a dentist. However, there was something wrong with the dog mentally too. She seemed disturbed at night. It's like when a human being is having a nightmare. She was having nightmares and constantly moving and howling at night. That's why I decided to research this and find out what's wrong. I came to the conclusion that this was a psychological problem due to past abuse. I dealt with it using lullabies. At night, I would read her stories and songs that I had made myself. And it worked. Now she is much calmer and she sleeps better at night. Now Getty is one happy dog, despite her past problems. When a stranger on the street tries to pet her, she doesn't try to bite them and she doesn't act disturbed any more.

What do you think?

What do you think of my results? Is it a coincidence? Is it scientifically valid? Have you tried singing to your disturbed dog, and if yes, what was the result? If you have tried this, let me know. I would really appreciate it.