If your pet is acting out or misbehaving ask yourself these three questions:
1) Am I expecting my pet to ‘figure out’ what I want?
2) Am I sending confusing messages of what I DON’T WANT to my pet?
3) Am I stressed out about other things that my pet may be picking up on?
If you answered, ‘Yes’ to any of these you may be the problem, not your pet.
1) Set your pet up for success. Don’t leave it up to them to ‘know’ what you want or ‘figure it out’. They are animals, not humans. Provide the environment they need for the end result you want. I’ve had many clients say, ‘They know they aren’t supposed to be on the kitchen counter.’ Okay, not really. What they ‘know’ is you leave them in a room where they can get up on the counter where there are yummy things to eat which is a powerful motivator to do what you have set them up to do. What they ‘know’ is you get upset and react to them when they jump on the counter but they don’t understand how the two things connect. They don’t reason like humans. They do things because you allow them to and expect them to ‘figure it out’.
2) You may be sending mixed messages to your pet which can confuse them and make matters worse. If your pet is destroying things or not using the litter box your thoughts are real messages and when you think about what they have done in the past that goes out to them. Imagine how confused your pet is when they get reprimanded for doing exactly what you envisioned! Think about what you want not what you don’t want.
3) Pets are the barometers of our life. If you are happy so are they. If your home is balanced so are they. If you are nervous, anxious, stressed, sick, scared, etc your pet will absorb that energy and likely act out. All they know is your energy is unbalanced. They don’t understand it is your job or your kids or the bills.
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You’ve had a great trail ride, an awesome show, or even a trip to the vet’s office and when it’s time to get your horse in the trailer…they won’t go in.
Anxiety, stress, frustration…argh!!!
No amount of treats, grain or ropes around the rear end will persuade your four-legged friend to load up.
A client named Sara came to me for help with this problem.
What we uncovered can help you in ANY situation with your horse and can help you build a stronger, more meaningful bond.
Her horse, Alfie, a gorgeous Quarter horse/Morgan cross was perfect in so many ways. But he wouldn’t load up when it was time to go home from trail rides, events, and the vet’s office. It started out slowly, she said, and over time it developed into a huge fight and anxiety when it was time to go home.
Out of sheer frustration, Sara scheduled a session.
“What am I doing wrong?” she asked. “I have tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING works!”
When I opened up to the horse’s energy, Alfie immediately told me that he loves his mom very much but she sends him ‘mixed messages’.
When I asked what he meant he said, “Mom’s mind does not match her heart.”
I hear this more than any other message from horses: We send confusing, mixed messages and in frustration, horses tune us out or respond instinctually to suit their needs, not ours!
Horses are by nature ‘Fight or flight’ creatures, with most leaning toward ‘flight’.
When faced with any situation that produces nervous, tense or anxious energy from us, their leader, they naturally resort to FLIGHT.
They ‘self-preserve’ or ‘self-protect’ since they can’t rely on us as their leader to protect them.
In this case, the horse relayed energetic messages to me that clearly showed how he can sense her nervousness and anxiety after the trail rides.
Since Sara is his ‘herd leader’ he looks to her for safety and guidance.
I asked him to show me what the trailer looked like to him.
Upon leaving for any trip he showed me a feeling of happiness, excitement and the feeling of fun and adventure.
This was because he was pulling his energy from Sara’s excitement about the upcoming trip.
On the return trip, however, the images shifted to a darker, unsettling, and uncomfortable feeling.
Alfie was pulling from Sara’s fears and anxiety and since she was his ‘herd leader’ if she was nervous, then he should be too.
Sara admitted that she started to tense up in anticipation of ‘not getting him in the trailer’ about 30 minutes before their ride ended.
“I can’t help myself, I get nervous thinking about the big ordeal ahead of trailering him,” she said.
I instructed Sara to work on visualizing a clear and simple image of Alfie loading on each return trip.
“Picture it in your mind,” I said. “Your thoughts are real to Alfie. Remember that.”
I guided her to do deep breaths at the 30-minute mark, grounding herself, calling up her strength and confidence as Alfie’s leader.
Picture the completed task of Alfie loaded in the trailer.
Imagine how wonderful it feels to get into the trailer after a fantastic ride.
Visualize all the love, attention and yummy treats Alfie will get when you return to the barn.
Dismiss any other nervous, anxious or fearful thoughts.
As homework, I asked Sara to create some confidence building exercises at the barn with Alfie where she would ask him to do a simple task and apply all of the visualizations above.
Soon, the two were connecting on a new, confident energetic level.
The simpler Sara kept her thoughts, the quicker Alfie responded. (and appropriately responded).
She made the exercises fun and rewarded him after each task keeping it positive and interesting.
Sara slowly regained her confidence as Alfie’s leader.
More importantly, Alfie slowly regained his confidence in Sara as his herd leader and began loading up willingly and easily on the return trip.
Our pets communicate with us every day. Or I should say they try to communicate with us every day.
Most of the time we tune them out or brush off their messages as coincidence or we think our imaginations are running wild.
Are You Missing Messages?
Your pet may be trying to convey an important message such as they are sick, bored or anxious.
Here are a few common signs to watch for with your pet:
1. A flash or image related to your pet appears in your mind that you were not thinking about ~ It may be their food, toys, or something in their body
2. A feeling or emotion washes over you when you are near your pet or when you think about them.
~ Such as a nagging feeling that something is wrong or off about your pet
3. You may experience physical pain in your body that normally would not be there such as lower back pain, twinges in your arms or legs, upset stomach or digestive issues.
~ It can range from constant pain or something that comes and goes and can be a message from your pet.
4. If you are having a recurring dream about your departed pet chances are they are stopping by to let you know they are around you.
~ Visiting while we sleep is the most common way our departed pets communicate with us as our brains are relaxed and open to receive telepathic communication.
Some of the biggest mistakes I have made with my pets is ignoring signs especially when it comes to their health.
If you sense something is wrong with your pet don’t hesitate.
They can send you an energetic message BEFORE something manifests into a full-blown, serious health issue.
Don’t wait! Act on any messages or feelings you get from your pet.
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Karen Anderson is the CEO and founder of Animal Communication Planet, an intuitive development and spiritual growth center. She is also an award-winning Afterlife Expert and coach with over 22 years of experience helping clients just like you start their Animal Communication journey. She is also an award-winning and #1 international bestselling author of ‘The Amazing Afterlife of Animals’ and ‘Hear All Creatures’. Karen offers a series of signature coaching programs from book publishing, book marketing, business coaching and offers women entrepreneurs her secrets to creating a successful business with her private Facebook group, BOOM! Business is Booming! If you want to know Karen’s secrets of Animal Communication so you can talk to your pets fast check out Karen’s online course. For those who are serious about their skills or becoming a pro, the Animal Communication Mastery Program is for you! Karen and her husband reside in the Inland Pacific Northwest on a farm with the animals they love.
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