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articles by: Lisa Spector

Adorable Rescue Puppies Prepare for Puppy Bowl XI

If you aren't a football fan but you love dogs, you can skip the Super Bowl this Sunday and go right to the pre-game Puppy Bowl XI on Animal Planet. Watch the video to find out why Rott Weiler suppo…

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GoDaddy’s Super Bowl Puppy Ad: A Miss, Fumble, and Failed Recovery

I've seen some superbowl ads in years past that are very degrading to dogs. But GoDaddy.com's planned 2015 Super Bowl wins the prize for the worst advertisement I've ever witnessed. "Journey Ho…

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Divorcing With Pets: Who Gets to Keep the Dog?

When I was going through a divorce in 1995, I shared custody of our Golden Retriever with my ex for the first year of our separation. We had adopted Byron together and both of us wanted custody. In th…

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Pets Help Autistic Children Improve Social Skills

Recent research by The University of Missouri shows that dogs act as a social lubricant for children with autism, helping them "build assertiveness and confidence in their interactions with others" …

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What is it Like to Date A Dog-Lover?

Is dating with dogs any simpler than dating with children? Probably in some aspects, but in many ways they are similar. In the same way that I'd be more interested in partnering with a man whose paren…

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Best and Worst High-Tech Pet Gadgets of 2014

If you are a pet parent, by now you are probably aware that high-tech gadgets are not only for the 2-leggeds in your family. Our dogs and cats can also benefit from modern technology. On the other paw…

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What’s the Most Embarrassing Thing Your Pet Has Ever Done?

The subject of our dogs' embarrassing moments came up in conversation with friends recently.  People shared stories about dogs peeing on Christmas trees while visiting friends, stealing food from a ne…

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Top 10 Ways to Give Your Pet a Pill

"Dog food gone. Pill remains. Is Sanchez the only dog who does this?" I posted that on Facebook, and fans chimed in with very helpful and funny comments. Here are my favorites: Helpful comments: …

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People With Fake Service Dogs Could Face Real Jail Time

Have you ever seen a service dog wearing a vest that is barking, growling, and distracted while 'working'? Most likely you weren't observing a trained service dog, but an imposter. People in Florida w…

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5 Ways to Pay it Forward During the Holidays Without Spending a Dime

Christmas season isn't just about shopping and opening gifts, it's also a reminder to open our hearts to those in need and less fortunate than us. Even if you don't have extra money for donations, som…

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about 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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