You know that your dog’s hearing is very sensitive, but did you know that you can create an environment of sound to improve the health and well-being of your canine companion?
If you’ve ever wondered what’s really happening when your furry friend perks up his ears and tilts his head, or when he hides under the bed, Through A Dog’s Ear is the first book to examine the powerful effect of the human soundscape on canines.
We at Care2 are very excited about this book and the CDs, and are even more excited to have veterinary neurologist and co-author Susan Wagner, and canine music expert and concert pianist Lisa Spector, writing for us on a weekly basis.
And thanks to our canine friends at Sounds True, we are also excited to be giving away a copy of the book and CD Through A Dog’s Ear (70% of dogs in shelters and 85% of dogs in households were calmed while listening to the CD) and two copies of their second CD Through A Dog’s Ear, Music to Calm Your Dog in the Car.
Here are some tips from Through A Dog’s Ear; Sound Ideas for a Nervous Dog:
- Keep the volume of the radio and television at a level that can’t be heard from another room.
- Avoid playing the radio and television at the same time.
- Instead of yelling to people in other rooms, walk over and talk to them in a normal tone of voice.
- Don’t slam doors and drawers; avoid clanging pots, pans, and dishes.
Do you have a dog and sound or music story to share? Please share your story or tips in the comment field below and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of two copies of the Through A Dog’s Ear book and CD, and the CD Through A Dog’s Ear, Music to Calm Your Dog in the Car.
More about Susan:
Dr. Susan Wagner is a board certified veterinary neurologist whose pioneering work acknowledges the bioenergetic interaction between people and animals. She is an advocate for change in the area of interpersonal violence and animal cruelty, and works toward a greater understanding surrounding the health implications of the human-animal bond. Residing in Worthington OH, Dr. Wagner is an active public speaker in the areas of energy theory and healing, spirituality, and the human-animal bond. Read Susan’s Care2 articles here.
More about Lisa:
Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. By combining her passion for music with her love of dogs, she co-created Through a Dog’s Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to relieve anxiety issues in dogs. For the past 14 years, she has owned Lisa Spector’s Music School in Half Moon Bay, CA. She shares her home and her heart with her adorable Yellow Labrador, Sanchez, a career change dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Read Lisa’s Care2 articles here.
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