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Through a Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion
     

Through a Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion

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by Joshua Leeds, Susan Wagner
 

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You know that your dog's hearing is very sensitive, but did you know that you could create an environment of sound to improve the health and well-being of your canine companion? Now, psychoacoustic expert Joshua Leeds and veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner show you how with Through a Dog's Ear.

Using the latest science on how dogs hear and react

Overview

You know that your dog's hearing is very sensitive, but did you know that you could create an environment of sound to improve the health and well-being of your canine companion? Now, psychoacoustic expert Joshua Leeds and veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner show you how with Through a Dog's Ear.

Using the latest science on how dogs hear and react to sound, Leeds and Wagner bring you a treasury of practical tools for enhancing the lives of our best friends—including music demonstrated in clinical trials to calm 70 percent of dogs in kennels and 85 percent in households.

Join these two innovators for fresh insights on the inner auditory life of your dog, featuring:

  • How to use sound as a tool to help alleviate separation anxiety, excitement with visitors, thunderstorm panic, and other behavior challenges
  • For nervous dogs—tips and tricks for making any house or apartment more comfortable for canines
  • Keys to understanding how our dogs hear the human world—including orienting responses, sensory confusion, and over- and under-stimulation
  • 45 minutes of classical music psychoacoustically designed to soothe and calm dogs—and their human companions

FEATURED CUSTOMER REVIEW:

"I did play the tracks for Ruben and it calmed him considerably! The book Through A Dog's Ear is fascinating, and the CD truly lives up to my expectation and more! I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music, and am amazed that it has had a phenomenally calming effect on our four-legged family member and puggle, Ruben. Ruben is an energetic fellow with many interests that now include classical music!"
—Mary

Sounds True's book and music series Through a Dog's Ear was featured in a segment on The Early Show on CBS.

















 

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"Through a Dog's Ear opens a new world of harmony for our devoted companions... and helps us understand our responses to sound, stimulation and music for the creation of a healthier environment for dogs and their human family."
—Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect and The Harmony of Health.

"The human is not the only species to enjoy and derive many health-benefits from music, as Through a Dog's Ear documents. Thanks to this book there is yet another dimension of auditory appreciation and communion that we can share with our dogs."
—Dr. Michael W Fox, DVM, syndicated columnist and author of Dog Body, Dog Mind.

"Music therapy for animals and creating healing soundscapes for the home and veterinary clinic is long overdue. I cherish this work as a harbinger of the deepening awareness on the part of humans about the creatures with whom we share our lives."
—Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

"This book and cd are music to my ears! I have envisioned a healthier sound environment for animals for years as part of an integrative health care approach for our kindred spirits."
—Allen M. Schoen, MS, DVM, author, Kindred Spirits and Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing.

"I highly recommend this book and CD to anyone living with a dog with stress/anxiety problems. It provides a calming energy to dogs in homes, shelters and boarding kennels."
—April Frost, author of Beyond Obedience.

"This book shows the impact of our over-stimulated world on both humans and our dogs, and gives us the tools we need to help lower the decibels, make change, and create healing."
—Carol Komitor, Founder of Healing Touch for Animals®

"Through a Dog's Ear gave me goosebumps as I was reading it because I could sense how important it was. Joshua Leeds, Susan Wagner, D.V.M., and their musical collaborator, Lisa Spector, have truly shed much-needed light on a whole new aspect of animal welfare. A must-read for all dog lovers!"
—Karen Porreca, Library Director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

"This book and CD provides me with very important new tools to solve some of the most difficult problems that confront our canine companions."
—Susan B. Fireman, Canine Behavior Consultant

"A dog came in that needed to be under our care for the day. He was barking incessantly while in his kennel. We put on 'Calm your Canine Companion' and he very quickly stopped barking and remained quiet during the remainder of his stay."
—Dr. Laurie McKinney, DVM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591798118
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
609,887
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Leeds

Joshua Leeds is a sound researcher, music producer, and educator. He is one of few published authorities in the emerging field of psychoacoustics-the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system, and bioacoustics-how human sound affects other living beings. He is the author of The Power of Sound, Sonic Alchemy, and Through A Dog's Ear (Sounds True, 2008). His application-specific soundtracks are used in homes, clinics, and classrooms around the world. He presents seminars internationally and is a faculty member of the California Institute of Integral Studies, located in San Francisco.



Susan Wagner

Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, of Columbus, Ohio, is a respected veterinary neurologist and a pioneer in the area of human–animal bond.She is an active public speaker and adjunct faculty at the Ohio State University College.

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Through a Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Quintal More than 1 year ago
In over 30 years of dog training and handling experience, during which I embraced the value of T-touch and massage for animals, taught that lowering sensory input of noise and movement in a household could be helpful in calming human and animal occupants, I had not considered that the tempo of music should also be considered. I wish I'd had this information when dealing with my current dog who was a difficult puppy. She is now an ideal, well-adjusted companion, but if I'd had the information and the CD I definitely would have tried it. However, The CD does help with my insomnia issues!
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