My wife and I have two boxers...one male, one female. When I play my saxophone (or clarinet or flute for that matter), my male will sit next to me and chill out...my female howls and barks. If I play long high notes on the tenor or alto...she'll howl as long as she can. I think she's trying to sing along. I would think that if she's scared of it then she'd run away and if she were bothered by it (accoustically) that it would affect my male, but since he just chills there I'm thinking that she just wants to be a part of whats going on.
Does anyone else have any musical pets? Does anyone have any insight on why some animals respond to musical instruments and some don't?