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, 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.
"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(R)
"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