Robert Brandau on the Rachel Maddow Show

Rachel Maddow queries the curious effect Law and Order’s television theme song has on our canine pals in a recent “Moment of Geek”.

Rachel Maddow Show

Expert Robert Brandau solves the mystery

Why “man’s best friend” howls during the theme to Law and Order

It’s not because they think it’s a re-run.  Is it painful? Does it hurt them? Are thy sad? Upset? or is it a group activity and they’re more than happy to join in – Allelomimetic behavior, fixed action pattern, hardwired – what?

See Rachel interviewing Canine behavior Expert Robert Brandau on live television. – Robert appears with ‘Chomper’ the Dog Bite Prevention Dog for the United States Postal Service Public Service Announcements.