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7 Simple Tips for Calming Your Dog During Fireworks


July 4th is quickly approaching. It can be a fun holiday for children and adults, but most dogs don’t share their enthusiasm. In fact, almost all people with dogs in the U.S. declare this day the worst day of the year for their dogs. Veterinarians say July 3rd is usually the most trafficked day in their offices, with clients coming in to get drugs for their dogs. July 5th tends to be the busiest day of the year for shelters. Dogs become Houdini when they hear fireworks and escape from their yards that appear perfectly secure other days of the year. Continue reading

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iCalmDog Contest Winner(s) AND a Gift For All

I’m overwhelmed with all 100 responses on my blog post. Readers share how their dogs would benefit from iCalmDog, the natural solution to canine anxiety… anywhere! Continue reading

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Win an iCalmDog… Proven Canine Sound Therapy!

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It was so fascinating reading the results of our first iCalmDog Survey. Over 90% of iCalmDog users have referred it to their friends and/or clients. And, over half play iCalmDog daily. Most popular portable uses are in the car, at the vet, while traveling, and at agility trials and dog shows. Continue reading

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Win an iCalmDog… It Stopped Border Collie’s Barking in 20 Seconds Flat!


The barking Border Collie in our crating area at Cynosport World Agility Games was driving me (and everyone around me) crazy. So, I asked the BC’s handler if I could bring over my iCalmDog 3.0 to see if the clinically tested music reduced his barking. I have to admit, Nim’s barking was so intense that I wasn’t even sure it would work, but watch what happened in 20 seconds flat… Continue reading

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Deepening the Human-Animal Bond Through Music


Sanchez and Gina lay by the piano every time I practice my concert repertoire. And, other times, I play music especially designed for dogs for them. There have been some very tender times involving music. But, a shared music experience with Gina in 2013 was one of the most connecting moments of my life. I experienced the human-animal bond at a profound and deep level. Time stood still as we listened to music together. Continue reading

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5 Easy Tips to Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

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It’s that time of year again… the kids are going back to school after an action packed summer. It’s been fun for the children, and Buster has been so happy with the extra attention and playtime. Then one day, his world changes. The house is empty and he’s left home alone.

The stress of suddenly being alone may cause… Continue reading

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5 Simple New Year’s Resolutions To Improve Your Dog’s Life


When we think of New Year’s resolutions, we often think of changes in our lives we’ve been trying to make for years. Often they are massive changes. But, in reality, sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference over time. The same can be said for changes we make in our dog’s lives. These five resolutions are simple and will be enjoyed by you just as much as Buster. And you will be improving both of your lives in the process. Continue reading

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5 Stress Busting Tips for Dogs During The Holidays (with video)

December is my most stressful month of the year, and I’m not even much of a holiday shopper. Regardless, traffic intensifies, crowds expand, my workload increases, and my patience decreases.

The holiday season can be equally—if not more—stressful for our dogs. In addition to feeling the stress of their humans, holidays are also usually filled with changes to their daily routines and unfamiliar visitors, which can create anxious, stressed out dogs. Continue reading

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5 Surprising Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Canine Household

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April was National Stress Awareness Month. As humans we have a multitude of choices regarding ways to reduce our overall stress level, including taking yoga classes, drinking green tea, meditating, keeping a gratitude journal, etc. But, how about our dogs? 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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Gina’s “Gotcha Day” Two Year Anniversary!

Two years ago today I adopted Gina. Previously, I had always been a solo dog household and struggled with the decision to get a second dog for years. I’m so grateful that I worked through my fears, because adopting Gina … Continue reading

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Sound Therapy = Thunderstorm Remedy

It’s thunderstorm season. While I’ve read that 20% of dogs are thunder-phobic, the number may actually be higher, as it doesn’t include people who have never sought treatment for their thunder-phobic dogs. After all, who would have ever known that treatment could be as simple as sound therapy? Honestly, even I wouldn’t have believed… Continue reading

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Is Your Pet Your Sweetheart?

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 their date didn’t like their pet. And 79 percent polled stated that they wouldn’t give up their pet for a romantic partner. Continue reading

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10 Tips for Keeping your Dog Safe and Calm on July 4th

10 Tips for providing a safe July 4th for your Canine Household. Continue reading

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