I know, that’s too many questions. So let me distill that into: Can music really calm a dog that’s upset?
Do share your experiences on this topic.
*Yes, it’s breast, not beast — I would never call Frankie a beast, though he’s not nearly as civilized as the pup in the picture — and it’s William Congreve (from The mourning bride, 1697), not Shakespeare:
Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.