Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. By combining her passion for music with her love of dogs, she co-created Through a Dog’s Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to relieve anxiety issues in dogs.
As co-founder of Through a Dog’s Ear and the pianist on the music series, she has appeared on the CBS Early Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively podcast. In early 2012, Through a Dog’s Ear was featured on Good Morning America and their inaugural CD, Music to Calm your Canine Companion Vol. 1, reached Billboard’s Classical Top 20 Chart.
Spector heads the Through a Dog’s Ear “Music in Shelters” program, a project inspired by her volunteer work in shelters. Her piano playing is currently played in over 1,500 shelters worldwide, where it is helping increase adoption rates. In addition to calming the dogs, it helps create a quieter atmosphere, encouraging visitors to stay longer and adoption rates to increase. The donated music is also sent home with adopters and their new forever dogs.
A former puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Lisa performs Classical Canine Concerts (for people and dogs) as fundraisers for non-profit animal organizations. Currently she shares her home and her heart in the San Francisco Bay Area with two “career change” dogs from Guide Dogs ~ Sanchez and Gina.
In addition to her regular posts on ThroughADogsEar.com, Lisa is a pet blogger for Care2.com, an online community of over 18 million people making a difference in animal welfare, the lives of pets, healthy and green living, and human rights. Her blogs have been seen on the front page of Digg. Lisa also guest blogs for Positively.com and DogStarDaily.com.
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