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Is Your Dog Your Sweetheart?

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In a poll taken of 3,000 British dog and cat owners, 19 percent stated that they would rather have a pet than be involved in a romantic partnership. For 81 percent of the dog owners polled, it would be an instant deal breaker if Continue reading

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High Tech Gadgets for Pets (Win an iCalmDog)

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The technology age may have been created by humans, but why shouldn’t pets also benefit? After all, Buster’s iPawd may relieve his canine anxiety issues, and Fluffy’s litter box could actually save her life.

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Happy 10th Birthday Sanchez!

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Today is Sanchez’s 10th Birthday!

This birthday feels different from all others. While I’ve celebrated all of his birthdays, this one is not like previous ones. I’ve known too many dogs who didn’t make it to their 10th birthday, and I’m aware that it’s a milestone and a blessing. And it is also a reminder … Continue reading

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Music to Inspire Human Creativity

I am a sound sensitive human. When I walk into a restaurant, if the sonic environment is too loud, I often leave or ask to be seated in a quiet area. Just like a dog, I can easily go into sensory overload and shut down when… Continue reading

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Moose Calms Down with… Puppy Music?

I bet you thought this was an April Fools’ joke! Moose really did calm down listening to Music to Calm your Puppy. But, Moose is actually not a moose.

Moose is… Continue reading

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Free Irish Reel Download on St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m not Irish, and I don’t have an Irish Setter, but I know enough about St. Patrick’s Day to know that lively music is more appropriate for this holiday than the calming music of Through a Dog’s Ear.

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Wordless Wednesday: Keep Calm and Listen to Music

Muttville dogs listen to Music to Comfort your Elderly Canine. Does music help you stay calm? How about your dogs? Continue reading

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And the Oscar for Best Dog in a Feature Film Goes to…

Uggie may have gotten all of the attention at last year’s Academy Awards, but Sanchez and Gina are walking the red carpet this year! They are overwhelmed with all of the nominations from Through a Dog’s Ear fans.

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Nightly Rituals with Dogs

Truth be told, I am a late night owl and Sanchez and Gina aren’t. They usually go to sleep hours before me. By the time I retire, I listen to Through a Dog’s Ear music to help me fall asleep, not them. Continue reading

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10 Dog Training Tips

January is National Train your Dog Month. My readers know that I’m an advocate of humane, positive, science based dog training. Every Tuesday on the Through a Dog’s Ear Facebook page is called “Training Tip Tuesday”. I ask fans and training experts to chime in with their training tips. Here are some of my favorites: Continue reading

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If Our Dogs Made Our New Year’s Resolutions

I decided to let my dogs, Sanchez and Gina, make my new year’s resolutions for me this year. Here’s what they had to say: Continue reading

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Tips to Calm Dogs During the Holiday Season

December is my most stressful month of the year, and I’m not even much of a holiday shopper (in fact, I make a commitment to not even enter a shopping mall between Thanksgiving and Christmas). But, regardless, traffic intensifies everywhere I drive, crowds expand wherever I go, my workload increases, and my patience decreases.

The holiday season can be equally—if not more—stressful for our pets. Continue reading

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Will Work for Turkey

The picture above was taken a year ago. When I look at it, I reflect on how grateful and blessed I am for my dogs, Sanchez and Gina. This year, I’m particularly appreciative, because Sanchez is recovering … Continue reading

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National Senior Pet Health Month

September is National Senior Pet Health Month! But when you have a senior dog that is considered part of your family, every day is about your dog’s health. As we all know, stress affects our lives and our health, and that works cross-species as well.

It is not unusual for Continue reading

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Do you Celebrate your Dog’s Birthday?

I’ve always celebrated all of my dog’s birthdays and remember them all to this day. No big birthday cake, but I always do something special to honor the occasion. It usually involves Continue reading

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It Works So Good! Can I Have My Money Back?

At Through a Dog’s Ear we receive the most interesting calls and emails from customers. I am not making this up. The following is actual feedback from consumers. In one case, the purchaser almost asked for her money back, which we would have honored with our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Customer 1: My dog used to get Continue reading

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The Dog Who Ate Santa

Gina is really a good dog. I’m sure she didn’t purposely eat Santa. She just started chewing on him, and all of his padding must have just been too tempting. I love it that Gina goes nuts over tug toys. While it may appear that she is the villain in this crime… Continue reading

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Be Santa for Homeless Pets

First thing every morning, I write on an index card, “By combining my passion for music with my love of dogs, I improve the lives of dogs and people worldwide.” As a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and devout dog lover, it is a statement I am deeply grateful to write. It guides my daily decisions and manifests itself in Through a Dog’s Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system.

Last December, I was contacted by… Continue reading

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Happy 8th Birthday Sanchez! Save $8 for 8 Days!

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My first day with Sanchez! It’s May 17th and Sanchez is eight years old today. He was just a puppy yesterday, so I’m not sure how that happened. Truth be told, he is really responsible for starting Through a Dog’s … Continue reading

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Are Senior Dogs More Sound Sensitive?

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As I approach the big 50, I notice that I don’t have the same tolerance for loud environments that I did 20 or even 10 years ago. You rarely find me in Costo, clubs, or even loud restaurants anymore. Partly … Continue reading

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Be the Change for Pets!

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  I recently returned from BlogPaws West (a fabulous pet blogging conference) in Denver. I was honored to be a guest performer and benefited from the wonderful educational sessions. I was so inspired by all the hundreds of attendees, all … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Pat My Head If You Don’t Know Me!

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I recently read a facebook status update written by a friend that read, “Please don’t touch my preggo tummy if you don’t know me.” I imagine that most pregnant woman want to carry around a sign for four months with … Continue reading

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Happy National Dog Day!

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Celebrated on August 26, National Dog Day was created by wildlife behaviorist and lifestyle expert Colleen Paige. It is a day to honor all dogs, create awareness of the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and … Continue reading

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Opportunity Barks

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Their name says it all. Opportunity Barks is a dog training, boarding, and daycare facility in Pleasant Hill, Oregon (near Eugene). Their tag line says they turn challenges into opportunities.  They aren’t kidding. I recently had the pleasure of meeting … Continue reading

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It’s National Assistance Dog Week

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Photo courtesy of AssistanceDogWeek.org National Assistance Dog Week (NADW) is August 8 – 14. The goals are to: Recognize and honor hardworking assistance dogs Raise awareness of assistance dogs Educate the public about the work these specially trained animals perform … Continue reading

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Is Sanchez In or Out of the Kitchen?

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Sanchez was instructed to “Get out of the kitchen”. His front paws are in the kitchen, but his “Sit” is in the living room. What do you think? Is he out of the kitchen? Click here to read the 31 … Continue reading

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Does music therapy really work to calm dogs during fireworks?

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photo: Kitty Perlsweig and Sanchez I am very deeply touched to read how Through a Dog’s Ear music helped calm so many dogs on their worst day of the year in the United States, July 4th. Phase two of clinical … Continue reading

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