Tag Archives: dogs and music

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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Traveling Without My Dog

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Dog Bar in Chatham, MA. I am writing this on my return from a wonderful vacation on Cape Cod, where I visited  my sister and her family. I live outside of San Francisco, where daily walks with Sanchez along the … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Helping Our Dogs?

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Casey Lomonaco teaching Meet and Greet with Dogs  Casey and I met first on Twitter (where I new her as @RBDT), then at the APDT conference, and then in person at her training center in Binghamton, NY I was having … 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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The Dogs of Sounds True, publisher for Through a Dog’s Ear

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It’s Take your Dog to Work Day and I am in Boulder, Colorado celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Through a Dog’s Ear  publisher,  Sounds True. Before the party begins tonight, I stopped by the Sounds True office in Louisville … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day to My First Piano Teacher, My Mom

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It all started when I was seven years old. Some men came to our house and began taking down the front door. I was in my pajamas and my mom told me to go change and when I was dressed, … Continue reading

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My Extraordinary Experience at the Sound and Music Alliance Symposium

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I was recently one of 100 invited guests to attend the first professional symposium of the Sound and Music Alliance. SAMA advances the intentional use and transformative power of sound and music throughout the full spectrum of lifecycles. From April … Continue reading

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Reflections on My Music Career

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See the full gallery on Posterous I was in New York City earlier this week, passing through for less than 24 hours after attending the Sound and Music Alliance Symposium in Connecticut. (My next blog will be about that amazing … Continue reading

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Why Do Dogs Howl? Interview with Joshua Leeds

Dogs everywhere have been howling to the theme song from Law and Order. It was so viral, that Dogster blogger, Maria Goodavage provided a link to 28 of them with just one click. While people think it is very entertaining, it appears that these dogs are very stressed by the sounds they are hearing. I asked sound researcher Joshua Leeds, co-author of the book Through a Dog’s Ear, for his input on this not so laughing matter. Continue reading

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How Changing from PC to Mac made my Dog a Better Retriever

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A PC computer crash (again) inspired me to unexpectedly buy my first Mac. Well, that and enormous influence from my business partners and friends that are Mac fans. It’s been a very welcome change and much more significant in my … Continue reading

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Freedom Dogs: War Heroes

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  When Joshua Leeds and I presented at the annual Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference in October, we met so many inspirational trainers, behaviorists, and dog lovers, amongst a huge variety of dog professionals. One woman in particular, Beth … Continue reading

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Ready for Another Trip to Cypress Inn in Carmel

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  It’s Thursday and I’m on an overload of approaching deadlines. I love my work, but I’m juggling a lot right now. So I’m taking a moment to reflect on the glorious trip I made last week to Carmel. Numerous … Continue reading

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HELP! My Dog Needs His Space!

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  I just returned from a glorious overnight in Carmel, CA and enjoyed a very lovely stay at the Cypress Inn. Carmel is known to be the dog capital of the U.S. Dogs are welcome everywhere, it seems – shops, … Continue reading

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Humbled and Honored with Dogster Interview!

As a dog lover, I knew about Dogster and had even posted my dog’s profile a couple years back. But, I hadn’t logged in for awhile, so I didn’t know about their new main blogger, Maria Goodavage. So when she … Continue reading

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Through a Trainer’s Ear

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by guest blogger Casey Matthews-Lomonaco, Owner of Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training Last October, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to the city of Oakland to attend the Association of Pet Dog Trainers contest after winning the Dogwise John Fisher … Continue reading

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Is Temperament all about Breeding?

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last night we experienced heavy rain and the loudest thunderstorms of my life. Since I grew up in Syracuse, NY, where summertime thunderstorms were plentiful, that’s saying a lot. The loud booming … Continue reading

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When is One Ready for a Second Dog?

I watched Food, Inc over the weekend. What a powerful documentary! I’m grateful that I haven’t eaten red meat or poultry for over 18 years. Yet still, there are things I can do in eating produce that help support sustainability … Continue reading

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Tears of Gratitude

On Thanksgiving Eve, I sent out a newsletter reflecting on feelings of gratitude. I received so many emails back, expressing appreciation that others were feeling about Through a Dog’s Ear. The stories left me feeling even more satisfied that combining … Continue reading

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What I’m Grateful for on Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m reflecting on what I’m grateful for. At the top of my list is the health and companionship of my dog, Sanchez. Recently, we both have experienced the opposite extreme of good health, fortunately only very briefly … Continue reading

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Consciousness in a Dog Business

Life has a way of being synchronistic in ways that can’t be planned. Profound experiences last week showed up as appointments in my calendar, but proved to be monumental events in my life. On Tuesday night, I attended a talk … Continue reading

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With Gratitude to Our New APDT Friends

I had high hopes for my first Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) annual conference. I knew I would be attending inspiring and informative presentations. And I certainly was eager to share our Through a Dog’s Ear presentation on how … Continue reading

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Why dog agility is similar to playing music

It wasn’t long after I started agility training that I became aware of the similarities between giving a music performance and running an agility course. Since I’ve been playing the piano for nearly 40 years and performing most of those … Continue reading

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