We’ve felt like we’ve been missing something since we started learning more about canine psychology and behaviourism. During classes and seminars, there was a lot of discussion about instrumental & classical conditioning, giving instructions, demanding compliance, and focusing on how to modify a dog’s behaviour solely through training approaches. We are not suggesting there’s anything wrong with positive dog training, but we do feel that when it comes to developing a relationship with a dog or doing behavioural work, you should start with the other end of the leash: Emotional Stories.
Is There An Issue With Behavior?
Working with individuals and their dogs who are open to non-traditional techniques. And witnessing the variables that have the greatest impact on the true change of their dogs’ relationships and behaviour. We feel persuaded that we are an important part of the process. Dogs, We believe, intimately connected to our emotions and deeply hidden feelings and beliefs. Which we are often unaware of but which dogs detect and reflect in their behaviour.
The so-called “behavioural problem” that we see in our dog, in my opinion, actually contains highly useful information about ourselves. Every pet, We believe, is drawn to us by the law of attraction, and many of them display behaviour that is emotionally comparable to our own raw tales that we carry with us throughout life. Forgotten someplace in the depths of one’s heart, or continually remembered. We typically attract a dog after comparable experiences, with similar concerns or lessons to go through. Whether it is a feeling of rejection, non-acceptance, or loneliness.
We may draw from it and encourage the growth of the potential with which we come into this planet if we expose ourselves to it and look boldly at what we see in our pets emotional stories.
Of course, I’m not suggesting that aggressive or fearful behaviour can’t be changed without such a thorough analysis, but I believe it’s too shallow, and we’ll miss out on the opportunity to extract the genuine essence of the proverbial jewel with which our dog entered our lives.
What’s the best place to start when it comes to developing a conscious relationship with your dog.
Inner Peace – Emotional Stories
How much of our day is spent thinking, worrying, and focusing on what “still has to be done”? Animals are very aware of the mess in their heads, and this can have a huge impact on their anxiety and stress levels. To help yourself and your dog, set aside at least 10 minutes a day to relax, meditate or practice breathing.
How often would you anticipate your pet to be everything you hoped for, yet it falls short? Your dog is who he’s intended to be and if you accept him completely and love him unconditionally. You’ll find out sooner or later, and you’ll give him space. He needs to show you the things he came to teach you.
How often would you try to exert control over your dog’s activities and behaviour, even with seemingly innocuous commands? To gain your dog’s trust and form a true link with him. You must let go and cooperate rather than forcing your will on everything the dog does.
We are to be equal companions in this connection, rather than playing the roles of boss and subordinate – the days of dominating and controlling animals are finished. It’s time to make space in your heart and friendship for living with them.