Two Year Anniversary for Through a Dog's Ear
Through a Dog's Ear
is celebrating our second year public anniversary. We officially released the book and
our first CD on March 1, 2008. The CBS Early Show aired a fabulous feature on February 22. (Click here to view it.) Prior to our launch, there were two years of clinical
research in shelters, veterinary hospitals, boarding kennels, service dog organizations, and homes. Original collaboration on the project between Joshua Leeds and myself started in 2003. It's hard to believe that we've been on this project for seven years now. We are so grateful to everyone who has helped Through a Dog's Ear become a meaningful force in the canine world.
While the Through a Dog's
Ear music library of four CD's is now played around the world and our fan
base is larger, our mission stays the same:
help improve the lives of dogs worldwide
educate people on how our human soundscape affects canines
provide dogs and people with beautiful music that improves their sound environment
I love reading all the stories of how Through a Dog's Ear is helping dogs. I have to admit, my favorite is hearing how this music is helping in ways I couldn't have even
dreamed of. Through a Dog's Ear is even helping war vets integrate back into society.
When Joshua Leeds and I presented at the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference
this past fall, we met Beth Russell, who admirably started a non-profit called Freedom Dogs. This remarkable organization offers custom-trained specialty service dogs to
wounded members of the military returning from armed conflict. Click here to read how Through a Dog's Ear has a
significant impact on the Marines, dogs, and their trainers! Or click here to read it in Facebook notes.
Shy and Reactive
I've been hearing from more Certified Pet Dog Trainers who
are playing Music to Calm your Canine Companion while working with shy and reactive dogs, both individually and in groups. The
calming results, for both people and dogs, are quite obvious. Click here to read why Lyn Charlsen,
CPDT, from Reading, PA.
says; "I'll never teach another class without
playing Through a Dog's Ear music."
If you didn't yet catch the Dogster interview with blogger, Maria Goodavage, click here
priceless multi-media informative interview (followed by 54 comments!). I had the pleasure of meeting
Maria and her Yellow Lab, Jake, last week in San
Francisco. Sanchez, Jake, Maria and I all enjoyed a wonderful hike together
followed by a delightful lunch with dogs near our side at an outdoor café. Maria
is not only as warm, friendly, interesting, and funny as she is in her Dogster
blogs, but she also wrote The Dog Lover's Guide to California and The Dog Lover's Guide to The Bay Area. So she knows of many hidden treasures where you may bring your dog.
We have 1,000 FANS now on our Facebook page!!! At
the start of the year, we had a little over 500 fans. We are watching this community build itself as it has nearly doubled in the first two months of 2010. Through a
Dog's Ear is listening and we are so enjoying our conversations and
discussions with you. Facebook is a wonderful vehicle for us to learn about you
and your needs as dog lovers and dog professionals. To join in the
conversation, click here. If you don't have a Facebook profile, don't be afraid to click either. You can still view the fascinating discussions, videos, photos, and personal stories. The only thing you can't do without a Facebook profile is post a comment.
Change of Format
You may have noticed that we took out all of the wonderful dog photos we
usually include in our newsletters. This is to aid in faster downloads for people viewing their email by mobile devices. We'd love to
hear from you. How do you view our newsletter - mobile internet device or computer? Through a Dog's Ear is listening and we want to know if you prefer the new format or want the dog photos back. I look forward to hearing your preferences via email at feedback@ThroughADogsEar.com
Co-Creator, Through a Dog's Ear