The Runaway Dog

Early into my animal communication career we decided to get a second dog as a companion for our aging Kona girl.  I didn’t want a puppy since we lacked the time needed to train and dedicate ourselves to one.   So I started looking for a 1-2 year old.  In only a couple of months, the perfect dog fell into my lap.

Perfect, that is, until he decided that he would run away at any given moment.  We do not have a fenced yard so anytime we would let him out to go to the bathroom, off he would go.  I would stand out there to watch him and he would be there one second and gone the second.  It was frustrating as it would usually take at least 30 minutes to over an hour for him to return.  Of course, as a pet owner, you worry about your dog getting hit by a car on the road, disrupting the neighbors, or (here in Colorado) running into a Mountain Lion.

It’s funny how sometimes when you have a profession, you often overlook that solution for yourself.  It is as if that skill is meant to help others and you simply do not think of it for yourself.  Well, at least that is how I felt with animal communication at first.  I could easily do it but often forgot to do it with my own animals. Story of my life, right?

Anyway, after a few times of this happening it dawned on me that I had the ability to stop this.  I connected with Harley and simply told him that his new job was to protect the house and the kids.  This was actually the reason I sought out a Mastiff mix because here in Colorado we have large animals and I wanted the boys to have some protection while outside.  So it was the whole, honest truth.  Now while that does make it easier, it doesn’t have to be the case in order to be successful at this type of communication. It isn’t that you would lie to your pet but sometimes you can assign a job where a job isn’t necessarily needed.

For instance, you can ask the dog to guard, instead of eat, the newspaper and so forth.  It works very well in some circumstances because dogs want nothing more than to please us. Oftentimes, it is simply a misunderstanding on their part and with a bit of a two-way conversation, the light bulb comes on for them.  But it does so much more than make the human happy, it makes the dog feel as thought they are doing their job and “helping” within the household.  Dogs value this greatly.  So it brings them peace and happiness while simultaneously bringing sanity to the owner.

And for Harley, he now sits out in the front of the house with his chest puffed out.  He is proud, he is doing his job.  He is filled with a sense of purpose and achievement.  All it took was a conversation. People oftentimes do not realize that animal communication is a two-way conversation.  I can tell your pet things just as much as they can tell me things.  A conversation that is founded in love and understanding and results in clarity and resolution.

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