Madrid’s police dogs are to get air-conditioning and music therapy to improve their well-being.
The Spanish capital’s municipal police force has installed a specialised system providing music therapy for its service dogs.
It is hoped that the innovation will reduce the levels of stress experienced by the dogs.
The technique exposes the animals to classical music several times a day and is known as the “Mozart effect”.
The 22 dogs work as detectors in various roles in the municipal police force’s Canine Unit.
Madrid’s local council, which oversees the force, said that the dogs are exposed to high levels of stress in their roles.
The facilities have been installed as part of a refurbishment to the living quarters where the dogs are based.