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A Concert for Dogs? Seriously?

A Concert 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.

As a concert pianist with a music degree from Juilliard, why am I playing concerts for people and their dogs when I could be filling more traditional concert halls with music? Because I REALLY love dogs! And I have chosen to dedicate my career to improving their lives by creating music that improves the quality of their life and provides them with sound therapy for improved health and behavior.



Sanchez prepares for the Classical Canine Concert

We love our dogs. We bring them into our human world and we expect them to adjust. But the truth is the human world can be very confusing for dogs. And our human soundscape is filled with chaotic sounds that they can’t orient. They are always on alert, wondering if any new sound is safe or not. Part of my mission is to provide dogs and their people with beautiful psychoacoustically-designed music that creates a healthy sound environment. The concerts do that, and also offer a bonding experience between the two- and four-leggeds.

If you reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, I hope you can make it to one of my upcoming Canine Classical Concerts on October 6th and 7th. And you can meet my own dogs, Sanchez and Gina. As you can see, Sanchez is practicing to be the page turner.

Have you ever attended a concert with your dog? Thanks for sharing your experiences with a comment.





Have you seen the new Adoptable Pets page on Care2? Check it out here! Please also share with your friends. We’d love your help in finding homes for these adorable animals!

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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1:44AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

I am dreadfully thankful to all of your team for sharing such motivating information.
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9:34PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

i would love to attend a concert for dogs! unfortunately i live on the wrong coast...

9:31PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

i have tried playing music for my dog and she is not interested.. :(

11:23AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012


10:59AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:36AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

7:02AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Thank you Lisa for all your wonderful work in helping the voiceless ones!

5:18AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012


3:58PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012


3:03PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Sounds great! Thank you, Lisa, for all the good you do, and may God bless you and tour dsgs. *_*.

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