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The Intuition of Dogs

The Intuition of Dogs

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear.

I read a very heart-warming story on my friend, Julian Long’s, Facebook wall:

Today I was out running errands and I had Edgar with me. We went into a store, and I was standing looking at something when I felt a tug on Edgar’s leash. I looked around and Edgar had jumped up into the lap of a disabled man in a wheelchair, and was letting the man hold him. I looked at the guy and tears were streaming down his face. “I had a Bichon that died last year,” he said. “His name was Edgar. What’s your dog’s name?” he asked me. What a lovely world this is sometimes.

Apparently Edgar has a knack for knowing when people need love and this isn’t the first time he’s comforted someone in need. But, how did he find someone who had lost his dog that was the same breed and shared the identical, unusual name? Coincidence? Synchronicity? What do you think? Do you have pets that have intuitively known the needs of strangers? Thanks for sharing your thoughts and stories by commenting below.

As co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear, I am offering my Care2 readers a free download from our latest release, Music to Calm your Canine Companion, Vol. 3. Simply click here and enter your email address and a link to the free download will be delivered to your inbox for you and your canine household to enjoy.3

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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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10:52AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

I totally believe dogs are very intuitive...they are very good at sensing a sad,happy and a bad situation. I wish that those people in Asia and Estern Europe could see and appreciate in dogs what we all do here at Care2. One day i hope. Thanks for this fab little story!!!!

6:49AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Dogs are amazing creatures in many ways, and without a doubt the best friends.
Humans can learn from dogs about loyalty, honesty, love, friendship, devotion and much more in one day, than from an other human in a lifetime.

7:02AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

heartwarming story

12:26AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

@Shar W ditto.

11:23AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

A story: my "furry little nephew with a tail" is very intuitive. One day I was going over to visit him and 'his person'. I had been having digestive problems, to put it politely, on a new diet and this became althemore evident with every step I took from my car, down their sidewalk, to their front door. I hadn't experienced that since childhood. I was overwhelmed and embarrassed, at a loss. I went into the bathroom, sat on the pot and just sobbed. As I sat there, tears pouring down my face, this lil guy came in, asked to jump up, and we held each other in a warm, tight hug for what seemed like a very long time. I'll never forget it.

12:56AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Dogs are amazingly intuitive creatures.

7:35AM PST on Feb 22, 2012

My dog is much smarter than me!!

1:37AM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

I love all ur furry friends. This story made me feel so warm and happy. Thanks!

8:40AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Animals are so smart. Thanks

7:56AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

Fish are cold blooded creatures and have no feelings, right???? wrong, think again. We had a small gold fish pond with 3 medium sized fish, one morning I noticed one had wedged itself behind the filter pipe, I quickly released it, but it sank to the bottom lifeless, I moved it with the net and it moved slightly, I decided to leave it, then I noticed the other two coming over, I thought they were about to feed on it, instead they nudged it again and again until the fish was upright, then one got each side and kept it moving around the pond until it recovered, believe it? well I saw it begin, and my wife sat and watched the rest of the morning, all three were still alive when we moved.
Keith Eveson

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