This was the biggest hit from The Beach Boys landmark album Pet Sounds
. The album was the brainchild of Brian Wilson, and he got the title when Beach Boy Mike Love
suggested dogs were the only creatures that would like it. To keep the animal theme, Wilson put some barking dogs on the album.
With Wilson at the controls, the album was recorded at United Western Recorders in Los Angeles, in the studio known as "Western 3." Wilson coaxed a big sound out of the little room, which measured just 14' x 34'.