Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
Good morning to you. I hope this finds you doing well as you visit here at whatever time and place you are. Today’s post is mostly pictures and some helpful advice from someone who Kyle and I discovered many years ago that helped us so much with understanding and interacting with our dogs and cats, Cesar Millan. He is also known as the Dog Whisperer. It was Cesar that helped me translate my understanding of how energy works between humans to my interactions with animals.
Everything and everyone is energy!
It isn’t what we say, it’s how we say it. It isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it – the energy signal behind our words and actions are the first thing people and all forms of life consciously or subconsciously perceive when interacting with us. Understanding someone’s words and actions is like the aftershock I want to say. I use the word aftershock because what I’m describing is kind of like when Kyle and I experienced the 4.0 earthquake that happened in our town a couple of years ago now. The first thing we experienced wasn’t the understanding we were experiencing an earthquake. The first thing we perceived was the energy of the shaking and sounds the earthquake made. It was after we felt that energy we were able to collect ourselves enough to comprehend what had just happened…..that we had been through an earthquake.
Our energy precedes us into everything we do and sometimes that’s why people and other living creatures will actively avoid us. If you wake up on the wrong side of bed and go into your workplace with a negative attitude, that negative energy will precede your even stepping into the office! Dogs, cats…pretty much any life form that isn’t human lol already knows about this. They will avoid people with toxic energy even before a human being will. It’s like they can see into our souls almost! The natural world operates more in energy fields than the human “thinking” and “feeling” world. So much more simple! I think that’s why I often prefer the company of nature over other human beings.
Anyhew – here are a few helpful tips from Cesar that might help and encourage you with walking your dog….starting to walk your dog.
6 tips for mastering the dog walk
By Cesar Millan
Here are six dog training tips on how to walk your dog and master the dog walk. When I’m out with my dog pack, I often walk about ten dogs at a time, sometimes even off-leash if I’m in a safe area. People are amazed by this, but it’s simple: the dogs see me as their pack leader. This is why dogs follow me wherever I go.
- Walk in front of your dog.
Walking in front of your dog allows you to be seen as the pack leader. Conversely, if your dog controls you on the walk, he’s the pack leader. You should be the first one out the door and the first one in. Your dog should be beside or behind you during the walk.
- Use a short dog leash.
This allows you to have more control. Attaching the leash to the very top of the neck can help you more easily communicate, guide, and correct your dog. If you need additional help, consider the Pack Leader Collar. Always keep your dog’s safety in mind when giving corrections.
- Give yourself enough time for the dog walk.
Dogs, like humans, are diurnal, so taking walks in the morning is ideal. I recommend setting aside thirty minutes to a full hour. The specific needs of each dog differ. Consult your vet and keep an eye on your dog’s behavior to see if his needs are being met.
- How to reward your dog during the walk.
After your dog has maintained the proper state of mind, reward him by allowing him to relieve himself and sniff around. Then you need to decide when reward time is over. It should always be less than the time spent focused on the walk.
- Keep leading, even after the walk.
When you get home, don’t stop leading. Have your dog wait patiently while you put away his leash or take off your shoes.
- Reward your dog after the walk.
By providing a meal after the walk, you have allowed your dog to “work” for food and water. And don’t forget to set a good example by always picking up after your dog!
Hope you enjoy the pictures and that something “resonated” with you here today. Much love to you from our house through the wires and on the winds that sustain us all!