Thoughts of a Dog Therapist – Animal Communication

What if we could really understand what was going on with our animals from their point of view?

What if we could have a conversation with them, the way we do with each other?

These were my exact reasons for wanting to learn animal communication. I thought it could make me a better guardian for my own dogs or a better behaviourist for other people’s dogs. So I joined workshops and did online courses to learn how to do it, but 8 years on I still couldn’t do it.

I would get little snippets while I was carrying out my other therapy work, an emotion here or smell or thought there, but as quickly as it came it would disappear again. I just couldn’t tune into the animals the way everybody else seemed to and I felt it was really holding me and my therapy work back, as well as hindering my relationships with my own dogs.

I then found an amazing tutor who really propelled me forward. In just 3 short months I was talking to the animals just as I had seen others do and it was amazing. You see I knew that animal communication worked using the energetic transference of energy known as telepathy, but i assumed that this meant I would have a full conversation with the animal telepathically. In actual fact I receive and send so much more than just words, there are also images, emotions, physical sensations, tastes and smells. All of these things help me to decipher what is happening from the dogs point of view and what changes can be made, if any, to resolve the problem.

You see most trainers/behaviourists have to guess what is going on with the dog from the behaviour that it is displaying. Usually they get information about times it is worse or how it began from the owner and they have to use their extensive knowledge and experience to work out what is happening and which techniques are needed to fix it.

The problem with this is that it’s a bit like making up your mind after you’ve only heard one side of an argument, what if the owners view about how it began and the dogs view don’t match?

For example I once went to see a dog who was displaying classic signs of separation anxiety when her owner left the house. She used to destroy everything, her mum had resorted to keeping her crated while they were at work in the day but she had even started to destroy the crate so that was fast becoming an impossible option as well. When I connected with the dog she wasn’t anxious or worried at all, she was angry! How dare she go out and leave her behind! It soon became clear that she was used to doing everything she wanted to do and going everywhere with her Mum and she really didn’t understand why she was left behind at certain times, it really annoyed her.

All it took at this point was for me to explain the situation to her so that she understood it and find out from her what her owner could do to make her happier when she had to leave her at home. These things were then put in place and the situation was resolved.

It is times like these when general training won’t work, this is the reason you can go through several trainers and never resolve the behaviour problem. The trainers/behaviourists that had been to see this dog before me had been looking at it from the point of view of the dog being anxious when the owner went out. In essence they were treating the completely wrong emotion and the dog was getting more wound up because she wasn’t being heard or listened to.

Animal Communication is now one of the first tools I use in my therapy sessions. It helps me to understand the dog and allows me to work out the best way I can help the family move forward as a whole. In short it has been a complete gamechanger.

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