When working with animals, the energy that is brought in to the situation is one of the most important tools any person can understand and utilize. In my career in working with animals, from pet sitting & dog walking to animal reiki to now dog training and fostering and owning my own dogs, paying attention to your energy is valuable and essential. Animals are extremely intuitive on energy and human movements. They watch everything. How you act or react will determine which the situation goes.
Practicing healing Animal Reiki at Cotton Branch farm and one of the donkey's joined me during the healing session. This is what happens during Animal Reiki, if an animal welcomes it they usually come closer to be with you.
I have come to realize the working with animals is my soul's purpose or my gift as a healer with animals. Everyone calls it something different. Using my hands and energy as a healer is my gift. Does this mean when I walk into a home the dog or cat is done with their issue? ABSOLUTELY NOT. This means that I have learned how to walk into a home, an animal has a positive reaction most of the time. Sometimes it takes more depending on their issue and with patience, love, compassion, calm energy and things can be accomplished together.
Olly is a dog I took care of who was incredibly skittish of strangers, barked a lot. His owner was nervous to have people over. Towards the end he was a lovebug, always a love bug with me.
When I go into a home or even a visit with animal, my energy is calm. Not intentionally, it just is. I think that we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle and in such a rush that we are going full speed ahead that our energy with our animals is in a different place. We don't do it intentionally, I have been guilty of this we all are but it is how you carry this energy. If you are walking your dog and you see another dog and you unconsciously put tension on that leash. Your dog will pick up on that. Or if you getting ready for people to come over and you know your dog is a jumper or barker and you were calm but in waiting for your guests your energy changes to uptight and stressed out just waiting for that shoe to drop.
Sometimes all it takes is slowing down, being more conscious of our energy when we are training them to make sure everything goes smoother.