Do you sing to your dog?
I met someone who likes to sing to her dogs when she spends time with them. Shelia sings when she is grooming, scratching ears, bathing, or other dog encounters. She makes up songs as she goes along using their name, terms of endearment, and anything else that comes to mind or voice, should we say. Shelia claims that the dogs find it calming and they seem to pay attention. According to Shelia they are the only ones in her family who appreciates her singing!
As the saying goes, your dog loves you no matter what. Next time you spend time with your dog, try a song. You do not even need to be in tune!