Quite often we want our animal to let or do something specific. And for this reason, a communication session is often booked.
But does a conversation with the animal lead to a change in its behavior?
Let’s ask ourselves how it is with us when our partner or a friend wants us to change our behavior. Do we always comply?
There are usually several prerequisites for this:

1. We understand the reason for the request.
2. We are motivated to do it and it does not contradict other needs we have.
3. We are capable of doing it. Sometimes there are past experiences or reactions of our
     body that prevent us to behave differently.
And it is the same with our animals.
For us, it may be perfectly clear why we expect something from our animal. But it helps our animal a lot if we explain the background, if it can understand advantages and disadvantages of a certain behavior. And very important, if we also communicate our emotions in this regard!
Because most of the time our animals don’t want to worry us, but they are motivated that we are doing well.
But it also helps a lot to find out how the animal feels so far when it behaves in a certain way. Because this way we understand how we can help him to change. Is there something in his past that leads to this? Or maybe the arousal level in his body is too high? Or the hormones are messed up?
This week I talked to a male Bernese dog who showed me how much he feels electrified and pressured all the time. That’s why he’s having a lot of trouble keeping himself moderate at the moment. This makes him himself quite unhappy, because, for example, he does not dare to accompany his human next to the bike. He doesn’t have enough control over himself that he might not suddenly pull. His humans are now searching how they can help him to get back into balance.
In an emergency communication this week, I was able to explain to a bulldog that a vet will be examining him and that he may be muzzled if he barks and growls. The problem was that he was just in vacation care with “grandpa” and he doesn’t like strangers in the house at all. During our conversation he was very tense, worried about how it would all turn out and couldn’t assure me that he could stay calm. I explained a lot to him about what will happen, that the vet wants to help him, how he will feel better then. And I sent him a lot of confidence, how he can handle the situation with ease. How happy we all were when then the appointment went absolutely relaxed! No barking, no growling, no muzzle. He was so, so brave! And his human wrote me with gratitude that it was only thanks to my preparation that it went so smoothly.
So you see, it is not always so simple whether an animal behaves differently after a communication. But they are always very eager to understand us and to act accordingly. But sometimes they need help from us or we have to support them by doing something different. And sometimes it is simply not possible for them and we can then negotiate a compromise that everyone can live with.

Love and light to you and your animals