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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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Deepening the Human-Animal Bond Through Music

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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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Do Dogs Belong In Concert Halls?

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Combining my talent and experience as a concert pianist with my love of dogs continues to fill my heart with enormous gratitude and joy as it improve the lives of dogs worldwide. Up to now, my music has mostly been accessible to dogs through recorded music ~ CDs, downloads, flash drives, and iCalmDogs. That is starting to change as I perform concerts and invite the dogs in. It starts… 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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Do NOT Play This at Home For Your Dogs

While I record music specially designed for dogs, Sanchez and Gina experience the full range of my concert repertoire. In addition to the slowed down, simplified classical arrangements on the Through a Dog’s Ear recordings, I am often practicing music that is loud, fast, and lively. Keep in mind… Continue reading

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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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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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The Story Behind Through a Dog’s Ear

Have you ever noticed that the best conversations happen around the kitchen table? Joshua Leeds and I were recently sitting at my kitchen table having lunch. We started reminiscing about how our meeting nearly 10 years ago inspired us to create Through a Dog’s Ear. Continue reading

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Concerts for Dogs? Seriously?

Has my performing life gone to the dogs? You bet! I’m loving it, and dogs are barking for more! Combining my love of dogs with my music talent inspired the creation of Through a Dog’s Ear, music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Now, I’m combining my love of performing to a cross-species audience. Continue reading

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Celebrating 5,000 Facebook Fans!!!

We are having a big virtual party. At exactly 4:22 PM PDT yesterday, 5,000 fans had “Liked” the Through a Dog’s Ear Facebook page!!! It felt monumental.

I remember my resistance to starting a Facebook page. It was June 2009, and I was techno-phobic. But, that feeling changed when 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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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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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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