Did you know that your thoughts and expectations for your dog can shape who they become?
If you believe that they’re too reactive or too difficult to live with, they eventually morph into that. A huge part of being a brilliant partner is accepting your dog for who they are.
But that’s not to say they’ll remain reactive or difficult to live with. Acceptance, patience, and love eventually make your dog the partner you want them to be. In this episode of the Enlightened by Dogs Podcast, Kathy discusses how our subconscious reactions to the behaviors our dogs display can end up ‘setting them in their ways.’
She also highlights the importance of accepting our dogs for who they are while encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves.
In this episode:
- How your attitude and mindset influence your dog’s behavior
- What it looks like to accept your dog without judgement
- Why it’s vital to remember that behavior is communication
“Our dogs already accept us as perfect just the way we are, without judgement.”
“We don’t judge a seed just because it’s not a tree. We accept it as perfect, and it’s in that kind of acceptance that our dogs can blossom into their full potential.”
“So often our dog’s behavior triggers negative thoughts and emotions, and that’s because we’re judging that behavior as inappropriate.”
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