If you're a dog owner who usually puts the radio on for company for Fido when you're leaving the house, try a bit of Bob Marley next time.

A study conducted by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the University of Glasgow has shown that our canine pals prefer reggae and soft rock above all other genres.

They played a variety of different types of music to dogs at a rescue centre and it seems that although each dog had individual taste, the most positive reactions came when both of those genres were played.

"Overall, the response to different genres was mixed, highlighting the possibility that like humans, our canine friends have their own individual music preferences," said Professor Neil Evans. "That being said, reggae music and soft rock showed the highest positive changes in behaviour.”