The Emotional Bond

September 22, 2014 at 11:22 am
The emotional bond

These days having a pet is more like having a child. We work our schedules around our dogs and if it’s not working, there are dog walkers and of course doggy day care. It’s become the norm in our life to make sure our pets in the family have the emotional support and connection. Even for myself as an Animal Communicator, my clients have reached all four corners of the globe – it’s appears to be a natural movement.

People vary in their opinions of how dogs should be treated, what’s the right way to train and handle them within the family dynamics. One thing that is consistent is that our emotional bond has changed in the 21st Century. Fifteen years ago if you were to tell friends that you put your dog in day care or sought out the services of an Animal Communicator – well they might have thought you were a little ‘cuckoo’ but not any more.

Pets in the 21st Century have an entirely different role in the family. They’re not just the dog to entertain the kids while playing in the backyard, as I mentioned, they are one of the kids. A lot of people even consider keeping your dog outdoors at night is not the right thing to do any more. And for some couples, choosing to start a family (a human baby) brings about concerns of how their dog will feel not being their number one child – that’s where they may choose an Animal Communicator to assist.

An Animal Communicator will specialise in the emotional wellbeing of your pet. Listening and relaying information between owners and their fur babies can clear any emotional misunderstandings. The emotional bond can be strengthened but what the real benefit is, the energy exchange is aligned.

Dogs respond to the emotional state of their family. Their behaviour will be directly related to what’s going on in the home. The art of emotional intelligence (EI) is a skill and not to be taken likely. Animals are in constant communication through EI with their family, the only fall back here is if the owner isn’t aware of their own emotional state or EI isn’t one of their strengths, unwelcome behaviour may start to occur.

I always encourage my clients to check in a couple of times a day to see what emotional state they’re in and if they want to reset it. This doesn’t just apply to pets in our life, it also beneficial in how we connect and interact with other people. We’re always emoting energy whether we’re consciously aware of this or not.

So why not try checking in with yourself through out your day? With a bit of practice you can strengthen your emotional bond with that special fur baby in your life.

Here are 5 simple steps to become more familiar with your emotional state:

1. Take a moment or two out of your day and pause
a. Do this with AND without your dog

2. Take a couple of slow deeps breaths and release – mindful breaths

3. Let your mind observe sensations through out your body and note them
a. Where you notice the sensations
b. Describe the sensations
c. Density
d. Temperature
e. And if you can, what colour

4. When practising with your dog, observe how they respond to your pause once you’ve recognised your emotional state

5. Now practise changing your emotional state and notice what happens with your fur baby
a. Get into an excited state
b. Get into a flat state
c. Get into a busy state
d. Get into a calm state

What you have noticed in your dog’s behaviour?

Until next time Woof!

If you would like to learn how to communicate with your pet, join me in my next Animal Communication Workshop for Beginners in October.