Through a Dog's Ear and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $18.95
  • Save: $7.17 (38%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Monday, April 28? Order within and choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by hippo_books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item qualifies for FREE shipping and Prime! This item is used.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Through a Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior of Your Canine Companion Hardcover – Illustrated


See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, Illustrated
"Please retry"
$11.78
$2.00 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Through a Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior of Your Canine Companion + Through a Dog's Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Volume 2 + Through a Dog's Ear Volume 1: Music for the Canine Household
Price for all three: $38.09

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591798116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591798118
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Interspersed with heartwarming stories of how sound therapy has helped other animals, Through a Dog's Ear will help your canine to a relaxed life. -- animal wellness, April/May 2008

From the Publisher

"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


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I also purchased the CD for the car.
ME
Be sure to introduce the music, when your dog is relaxed and calm, several times before using it as a calming tool in your absence.
Wendy H
I play the dog music first and then switch over to my music after a few songs, and if Luna starts to pant I switch back.
C. Towler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

107 of 109 people found the following review helpful By K. L. Zedeker on September 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Length: 0:54 Mins
This is my french bulldog Oliver. He had spinal surgery about 6 weeks ago and is still recovering (hence the diaper). At any rate, it is important to keep these guys calm during the recovery period, and Oliver suffers from separation anxiety. I have to keep him confined to an ex-pen when I'm at work, and he does not like it one bit. This cd was recommended to me by my vet, and I have to say I was kind of amazed. I put the music on and well, he fell asleep. Also nice to have on in the background while I'm home, as it relaxes him and he doesn't have to be under my feet all the time. He will actually just lay there while I go into another room, which is unheard of for Oliver! The only downside is that it can make me sleepy too :)
9 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Up North on April 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Since adopting a rescued dog with separation anxiety, I have come to know a lot of the canine soothing strategies and music. This book is filled with fascinating information about how both dogs and humans respond to the sound in our environment. The CD Through a Dog's Ear is my favorite of the 10 or more canine soothing CDs I now own. Not only do the dogs seem to enjoy it, every person who has heard it has commented on how relaxing the music is. I rotate through my other canine soothing CDs, but this CD stays in the CD player all the time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By gen on March 5, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love this CD! And so do my dogs! Wow, its so great. Very relaxing music, so I can enjoy listening to it too. Within 20 minutes of putting this in, all three dogs - even the hyper puppy - are laying down and chilling (: And believe me that is a rare moment in a house with 3 dogs.
What a great tool for problems like separation anxiety too. I can't wait till they come out with more!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By C. Towler on September 3, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I recently adopted a dog who had a history of carsickness.
With this CD and a stack of towels in hand, we brought our dog home.
After one song she stopped panting, and soon she was settled down and never had a problem the whole way home. After several days of driving music she now gets willingly into the car instead of having to be lifted up. I play the dog music first and then switch over to my music after a few songs, and if Luna starts to pant I switch back.
This CD is working great for me and my dog. I recommend it!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Madeline Reitter on April 8, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Since we have been using this cd my dog's are calm when we come home after a long 8-9 hours at work. In the past they were restless and tense waiting for us. They got into things and seemed lonely. Now they are peaceful and calm. They only start to get excited after we are home. This sure beats giving my one dog a doggie prosac to keep here calm to help her separation anxiety.. The trick is to put it continuous repeat all day.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Wendy H on May 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
After reading this book, and trying out the samples, I thought, "What's the harm in trying?" I proceeded to purchase the 3-disk set of calming CDs the authors sell on their website. They don't cure separation anxiety, but they are some of the most helpful tools in my toolbox.

The long story: I've got a 2 1/2 year old dog who came to us at 2 months with strong "clinginess" in his nature. In puppy classes, at 2-3 months old, he was the dog afraid of all the other dogs. We continued to work with him, taking classes, inviting friendly dogs to our home and taking him out to play with dogs of people we trust. He's now taken six 6-week dog classes of varying types (puppy, basic obedience, advanced manners, games/agility-type) in order to build his confidence and teach him and us, overall, how to communicate better. Our dog has developed into a well-adjusted member in the canine world. He has great dog-friend relations and is outgoing and inquisitive (though respectful) when greeting unknown dogs on our many hikes and outings. However, he continues to have an over-reliance on his humans. Leaving him alone in the house or cars causes him much anxiety (pacing, drooling, whining, barking, panting, "crying"). While following the program outlined in I'll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety., I stumbled into "Through a Dog's Ear" and thought it would help. It has. I play the CDs regularly when we're home with our dog, a relaxed and calm situation. This helps him associate the music with feeling good emotionally. Therefore, when we've had to leave him home, we play this music and he DOES relax more. It's not a cure. But our dog is a hard case.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Anne on June 13, 2008
Format: Audio CD
My nine year old dog has recently developed separation anxiety when left alone at home. Unfortunately, she chooses to show me how she feels by peeing inside when I'm gone! I bought this CD and played it on a loop for my dog while I was gone a couple of hours. For the first time in ages, there was no mess in the house when I returned. Now I play the CD every time I have to leave the house. I had been taking my dog in the car with me everywhere but can't do that now that the weather is getting warmer so this CD is a real blessing!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jesse & Gracey on March 14, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This CD is sensational. The music is beautiful and our 2 high-strung terriers relaxed very quickly when we put the CD on. We playeed it in the car as well as at home, and after only a few weeks they seem calmer even when the music isn't playing. It should be a part of every dogowner's essential care kit.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xaabdef00)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?