Toddler Dog Songs
October 2, 2012 10:54 AM   Subscribe

My toddler loves dogs, doors and singing. I would love any suggestions about kid friendly songs that feature dogs or doors.

So far I have:
How Much is that Doggie in the Window
Oh Where, Oh Where has my Little Dog Gone

I couldn't think of any songs about doors other than "I see a red door and I want to paint it black" but that seems not right to sing to a 19 month old.
posted by saradarlin to Home & Garden (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a dog, I'm a working dog, I'm a hard-working dog. Sesame Street classic.
posted by Melismata at 10:58 AM on October 2, 2012

Nellie McKay's the Dog Song.
posted by vitabellosi at 11:00 AM on October 2, 2012

Open the Door, Richard.
posted by Melismata at 11:03 AM on October 2, 2012

Okay, it's not appropriate, but it's not explicit either: Sugar Ray's "In Through the Doggie Door" hits all three of your child's loves.
posted by xingcat at 11:06 AM on October 2, 2012

The White Stripes have a catchy song called "My Doorbell" which may or may not be the kind of thing you're looking for (I'm guessing not, but kids like all sorts of stuff).
posted by epanalepsis at 11:17 AM on October 2, 2012

Me and you and a dog named Boo
posted by HuronBob at 11:21 AM on October 2, 2012

Old Rattler
posted by drlith at 11:29 AM on October 2, 2012

My Best Friend
posted by HuronBob at 11:29 AM on October 2, 2012

Caspar Babypants's Dog Gone Gone Dog Gone is a favorite of my toddler (and me).
posted by hovizette at 11:31 AM on October 2, 2012

Also, the counting songs "One, two, buckle my shoe" and "The ants come marching" feature a "shut the door" verse, and Knick-knack paddy-whack has dogs AND doors!
posted by drlith at 11:38 AM on October 2, 2012

Sandra Boyton's Snuggle Puppy has a song that you can make up a tune to. (It's also just a very sweet book.)
posted by Flamingo at 11:39 AM on October 2, 2012

A bit obscure, but Fawn Grove by Jeff Rice is fun and semi-nonsensical, with a chorus that starts out, "I've got friend and a boysenberry blend, a river and a black dog too."
posted by wjm at 11:55 AM on October 2, 2012

Dog songs: Walk Outside, from the classic movie Milo & Otis (which he/she would probably also like!)

Door songs: Lookin' Out My Back Door is practically a kids' song.
posted by pocams at 11:58 AM on October 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

In and Out with Barkley from Sesame Street has both a dog and a door!
posted by waterlily at 12:06 PM on October 2, 2012

The Byrds - Old Blue
posted by jferg at 12:21 PM on October 2, 2012

Melismata: "I'm a dog, I'm a working dog, I'm a hard-working dog . Sesame Street classic."

I have the .mp3 file of this song. Memail me if you want it.
posted by workerant at 12:31 PM on October 2, 2012

Barry Louis Polisar's I Wanna Be a Dog (bonus howling dogs in video!) and Our Dog Bernard.
posted by katemonster at 1:10 PM on October 2, 2012

Ralph Covert - Puppy Dog and Sammy the Dog and A dog Named Bruce

Also a big fan of The Snowdrop's cover of The Wiggles Wags the dog from the Rewiggled album.
posted by slightlybewildered at 1:31 PM on October 2, 2012

And Cat Stevens - "I love my dog as much as I love you"
posted by slightlybewildered at 1:32 PM on October 2, 2012

Possibly terrifying (especially with the Quay Brothers video), but Sparklehorse (with Tom Waits): Dog Door
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:36 PM on October 2, 2012

Dinner Bell - They Might Be Giants
posted by dbiedny at 2:00 PM on October 2, 2012

You ain't nothin but a hound dog, cryin all the time!
posted by Night_owl at 2:03 PM on October 2, 2012

The House with Two Front Doors by the Finches is lovely.

I also love The Door I Came Through Has Been Closed by Old Time Relijun. I can picture a toddler rockin' out to this.
posted by kitty teeth at 3:11 PM on October 2, 2012

Shakin' Stevens- Green Door

and for the headbanging toddler(?): Jessie
posted by Coaticass at 4:53 PM on October 2, 2012

Dogs and doors? The obvious answer is "Who Let the Dogs Out".
posted by dmd at 5:58 PM on October 2, 2012

Walk The Dinosaur - Was (Not Was)
posted by SisterHavana at 7:14 PM on October 2, 2012

Thanks for the great answers! When I played the In and Out video he kept saying "a dog!" "a door!" non stop and loved it! The "My Best Friend" song had him dancing and pointing out each new dog that the video showed.

I forgot about hound dog, good choice. That fits in well with the Rolling Stones song, "You can't always get what you want" that I sing to him during tantrums :)
posted by saradarlin at 7:55 PM on October 2, 2012

Front Door/Backside from "Cartoon Planet," the kiddie-oriented spinoff of "Space Ghost: Coast to Coast."

It's only the audio version, and I don't know if the actual clip from the show is online anywhere.

It's kind of melancholy, which makes me think this very unmelancholy "outtake version" was more or less preplanned. Your kid might enjoy that one more.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 7:59 PM on October 2, 2012

Looks like that outtake should be here.

Also, The Water Song mentions a dog at the end, and sounds like it could've been an actual classic children's song. Again, the video would be nice, although there are video clips to be found of some other (very random) songs and skits.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 8:22 PM on October 2, 2012

Me and My Arrow - Harry Nilsson: a song about a boy and his dog.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 1:20 AM on October 3, 2012

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