“Why doesn’t my pet do what I want him to do?”
That's a really BIG question!
What if instead we ask the question, “What’s happening (unconsciously) that my pet isn’t doing what I’d like her to do?”
Even though you feel you’ve been perfectly clear with your furry one, it’s possible that he may be receiving mixed messages.
Although our pets understand what we say to them verbally, their native language (as I call it) is communicating through pictures and images.
We constantly create pictures in our mind whether we’re consciously aware of it or not. So unbeknownst to us, we may be saying one thing verbally and the opposite with the picture in our minds.
For example, you may say, “Benji don’t scratch the leg of the chair!” while in your mind you’re seeing the thing that’s upsetting you…scratching the chair!
Your pets respond to the picture in your mind rather than what you say. They see the image of scratching the chair so they think you want them to scratch the chair!
All is not lost!
The way to resolve this is to train yourself to match your words with the pictures you have in your mind.
“You mean I have to change? I thought it was my pet that needed to change!”
Here are three simple steps to help you align what you say with the picture you give your pets, thus increasing the likelihood of the change you desire.
Listen and Observe whether you are focusing on what you do want or what you don’t want your animal to do.
Play with shifting to what you do want.
Be diligent and be easy on yourself at the same time.
Get all the details inside the video!
If a change doesn’t occur when you are communicating clearly with your pet, there may be something else going on. We can dive deeper into your particular situation with my Fur Baby Speaks experience or Happy Pet, Happy Home program! Don’t know which is right for you and your fur baby? Schedule a 15-minute complimentary Discovery call.
Here’s to clear communication!