When you look on-line for a qualified horse or dog trainer, you’ll find words coinciding with people’s names like “whisperer”, “communicator” or even “healer”. I have been called many names, some of which have included “dog trainer to the stars”, “K-9 Rockstar”, “Wolf Woman”, etc. In simple terms, I do not believe myself to be a magician or any different than anyone else on earth. I feel as though experience and a need in my childhood for nurturing brought me to understand and be passionate about animals.
The truth is, despite what you see on TV, it sometimes takes a lot of time to call a case “recovered”. It may look easy but in reality, many, many steps are taken to resolve issues. Nothing is solved over night as up-keep from owners and other factors are always an issue.
Patience is what I like to call a strength of survival in the wild. It’s hard for many people to be patient yet patience is one of the best assets a human can obtain. Whether in business or in life, this one tool can keep you staying in the moment and allowing a process to unfold.
A coyote by example, doesn’t rush in to eat when wolves are present. He may sit for hours but he will eventually get some food. Birds are great at this as well.
Remember that patience with animals is necessary to always continue moving forward. If you lack this skill, your pet may very well shut down or even win.
Think simply, act naturally, be a calm presence- always asserting guidance along the way.
Experience will lead you in the right direction. It’s not magic, not rocket science it’s just an understanding of simply reading an animal & understanding it’s intentions.