About 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...

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 & Behavior of Your Canine Companion

Joshua Leeds

Susan Wagner

from Sounds True

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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 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


"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!"

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

Product details

Hardcover Book/CD:
Contents 1 Hardcover book (161 pages), 1 CD (44 minutes)
Date Published March 01, 2008
ISBN-10 1-59179-811-6
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-811-8
Dimensions 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches
Product Codes 1239d, k1239d, bk01239d
Digital Book:
Contents Audio download (44 minutes), 1 eBook (161 pages)
Date Published November 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1-59179-822-1
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-822-4
Product Codes 1239w, d1239w, bd01239w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced eBook (161 pages) with embedded audio (44 minutes)
Date Published July 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-726-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-726-1
Product Codes 1239e, d1239e, bd01239e

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Customer Reviews

By Susan L
Date Added: Sunday 6 July 2014
Loved the soothing music, and so did my dogs and my yoga class.
By WENDY benson
Date Added: Saturday 3 March 2012
The item was great not only do the dogs seem more relaxed but also the whole family. When we have to leave them home alone it is so much nicer to feel that we are giving them something special. The music goes on, they are given a treat and we wish them farewell and they seem to like it now.
By Kris
Date Added: Monday 28 November 2011
I took part in a study using this CD on cats--and it WORKS. We had a really stressed cat--she curled up and went to sleep, completely relaxed. We brought the CD home, and played it when trimming our dog's nails, and the difference was remarkable!

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