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articles by: Lisa Spector

Sex Offender Kills K9 Officer, Bail Set for 1 Million Dollars

January 30th was a sad day for the Pittsburgh Police Department. Flags were lowered to half staff, tears were shed by the entire community, and officer Phil Lerza's heart was broken. His partner, who …

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3 Ways You Can Help the Dogs of Sochi + Video

If you've been watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi, you may have seen a stray dog or two on the ski slopes or at the opening ceremonies. Stray dogs in Socchi are a common site and the ones you've …

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Mixed Breed Dogs Finally Invited to Westminster Dog Show

For the first time since its 138 year old history, the famed Westminster Kennel Club, will include mixed-breed dogs. But instead of being judged on appearance and temperament, they earn points for spe…

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Do Pets Suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. With this winter hitting record breaking cold temperatures across much of th…

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10 Dog Training Tips

January is National Train your Dog Month. My readers know that I'm an advocate of humane, positive, science based dog training. So, every Tuesday on the Through a Dog's Ear Facebook page is "Training …

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8 Secrets Your Dog Won’t Tell You

If dogs could talk, they would tell you these secrets in human language. But they have other ways of communicating these messages, if we are really listening and observing them. See Also: Translati…

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Translating Woof Into the Human Language. Seriously?

Would you be interested in knowing what your dog thinks? Do you want him to tell you in words when he's hungry or tired? How about what he feels when he meets a stranger? Well, new technology is in th…

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Grey Muzzle: Helping Homeless Senior Dogs

I'm not new to caring for senior dogs. Sanchez is my second in ten years, and it's not easy. I worry about him, often. A slipped disc in his neck nearly took his life last year, and I'm very cautious…

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A Doggie Christmas Surprise (video)

This sensational video, created by www.kutyasuli.hu uses Mirror Method dog training, very popular in Hungary. The training consists of three components: 1.  Builds up required relationship and rank…

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Magic Piano Puts a Smile on Travelers’ Faces (video)

Amtrak knows that traveling during the holidays can be stressful, so they got very creative and brought a trick piano into Union Station in Chicago. The magical grand piano seems to respond in real ti…

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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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