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Coping with Holiday Frenzy: Sounds to Soothe the Canine Soul

Tweet I’ve been called a grinch for grumbling about this time of year, its sentimentality and sensory overload. Fine. But I contend that I don’t steal the spirit of the holiday season so much as provide a respite from it for those who need one — and that includes your dog. That’s right. Even if […]
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Friday Focus: Roll Over Beethoven

Tweet My question this week was: Can music really calm a dog that’s upset? Several people answered an enthusiastic Yes! and a number of them mentioned a CD specifically — and scientifically — designed to elicit that response in canines.  Bridget K. Smith, speaking for her dog, Wrigley, mentioned that they had even collaborated on […]
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Holiday stress? Some music to soothe the savage breast

Tweet First things first: I don’t think dogs are savages.  I often look to Frankie for  wisdom, as my last post attests.  But every time I’ve used the phrase “soothe the savage breast” in the past, an editor has changed “breast” to “beast”; one even accused me of having my mind in the gutter. Also, […]
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