Tag Archives: Music and Dogs

If Toto and Dorothy had Listened to Through a Dog’s Ear Music on their way to Oz!

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From 2004 to 2005, Through a Dog’s Ear music was tested on over 150 dogs with many common anxiety issues – separation anxiety, sound phobias (including fireworks), excessive barking, digging, etc. Since Through a Dog’s Ear launched to the public … 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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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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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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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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8 Tips for Keeping Dogs Calm and Safe during Fireworks

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This is a repost from a blog I wrote for DogStarDaily.com a year ago. July 4th is around the corner, along with the fireworks that inevitably come with this holiday. Almost all humans with canines in the United States declare … 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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Even Dogs Want to Know Why

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I recently heard a TED talk video that made a profound impact on my thinking, exactly what TED talks are supposed to do. Simon Sinek speaks about The Golden Circle – Why, How, What? He says, “Everyone knows what they … Continue reading

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In Memory of Byron

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In the acknowledgements for Calm your Canine Companion Vol. 1, I wrote … “In memory of my beloved soul-dog, Byron. You remain forever in my heart.” While recording, I kept a picture of him on the piano. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Our Dog is Like American Express. We Don’t Leave Home Without Her!

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I chuckled when I heard the above response about American Express when I asked my cousin, Josh Glick, about his adorable Golden Retriever, Chloe. It was funny because it’s also so true in my life with Sanchez. He goes almost … Continue reading

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It’s Sanchez’s 7th Birthday and You Save $7!

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It’s May 17 and Sanchez is seven 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 Ear.  The picture on the … Continue reading

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I Left for Vacation with a 7 Year Old Lab and Arrived with a 7 Month Old Puppy

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 I recently drove up to Mendocino County for a much needed retreat. I have been going to a spectacular, private, hidden cabin over looking the water, while nestled in the woods, for 22 years. It is filled with many wonderful … 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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Listen to Two CD’s and Call Me in the Morning

    People have been asking, “How much Through a Dog’s Ear music should my dog listen to? How often? Should I keep the music continuously playing 24/7? ”  Like people, every dog is different, and their canine nervous systems … 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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How a Bomb Dog in Afghanistan Stole My Heart

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  Before retiring to bed last night, I read a blog on Dogster written by Maria Goodavage. She wrote about a heart wrenching dog story she had read in the Wall Street Journal. The article was about Gunner, a war … 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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The Intentional Purpose of Music

I heard this morning that my Juilliard piano professor, Earl Wild, passed away peacefully yesterday, at the age of 94. I wasn’t surprised to hear that he was playing and teaching piano up until the last week of his life. … Continue reading

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Through a “Child’s” Ear?

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  If you’ve read my previous blogs, then you know how thrilled I am to have combined my passion for music with my love of dogs in creating products that are helping improve the lives of dogs worldwide. But, unless … Continue reading

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Thank You Facebook Fans

It seems like just yesterday that I started a Facebook page for Through a Dog’s Ear. I remember only a few months back when Facebook rules stated that you needed a thousand fans before you could get a vanity url … 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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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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Presenting at Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference

I love combining my passion for music with my love of dogs. This week is the ultimate dream for me. Joshua Leeds and I are co-presenting at the annual national APDT Conference in Oakland this Friday morning, Oct. 23. The … Continue reading

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