Recently I worked with Maggie, a lady from Australia and her fearful Belgian Tervuren.Here is the story.
I have a beautiful 8 year old male Belgian Tervuren. He has a nervous temperament with things he can't virtually control (e.g. thunder, doors moving).Not long after he came to live with me, I was walking him early one morning and the newspaper man was delivering the papers, throwing them from his van.The awful thing that happened, was that one of the papers he threw, landed just behind Kelly's hind legs, and landed with a loud thwack - frightening the life out of Kelly.
Now, when I walk him, if he sees/hears an approaching vehicle he practically turns himself inside-out trying to turn and watch where it is going and what is going to happen.He is not enjoying his walks any more, because he is totally in 'escape mode'.It is very distressing to see him suffering in this way, and this is the reason I am contacting you, just to ask if you do 'distant hypnotherapy', or to ask if you have any suggestions that I could try.
I had a few telepathic conversations with Kelly and an in-depth Skype chat session with Maggie.What I learned was that Kelly was very dependent on Maggie for his confidence or lack thereof.When he became rattled, she became rattled, it made the fear escalate and Kelly quickly went into panic mode.I worked with Maggie on being a stronger, less reactive pack leader so Kelly could use her for his own strength.After Maggie changing the way she reacted to Kelly, here is Maggie’s last email to me:
Things are going well with Kelly and myself.You helped me a huge amount by making me aware of my own actions and how they were affecting Kelly.On his walks, he is still hesitant when he sees/hears a car approaching, but I just keep walking forward and just say "Come On" in a happy/positive voice, and he walks on with me.Yesterday morning we came to a corner, and unbeknownst to me there was a woman with a small dog on a leash just standing near the corner.Kelly gave a growl, I looked and saw what he was growling at, and I said "Come On", and kept walking and he walked on with me with no problems.Today, they are forecasting thunderstorms.He does pick up the vibrations/electricity in the air before I'm even aware that we are having a storm, and he gets very uptight and wants to virtually attach himself to my leg.I normally just carry on with whatever I am doing at the time, and don't react to him. Thanks again Cindy.I hope all is well with you.
Good job Maggie.Sometimes just changing the person's behavior can immediately change the dog’s behavior.I was pleased that even with Maggie’s skepticism of the work I do, she stuck with me and Kelly until she saw the results herself.
Different people and animals need different types of help--from behavioral issues where the resolve is in the owner changing thought/action, to very deep root cause work of issues that have burdened the animal for years--and all in between. I take the person and their pet from where they currently are and attempt to help them move one step closer to harmony. LOVE this work!