Dogs in Prison: Who’s Training Whom

August 17, 2011 by  
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Blogging with Shirley Scott

If you have questions about my talk, please ask them here.

If you would like to find out more about how to start a Dogs in Prison program in your area, I’d be very willing to give you a few pointers on how we started ours and how it all works.

Please visit my website to email me or call me for more information on this program. It saves lives!

Shirley Scott
http://www.animaltalkhealing.com
PO Box 792
Walla Walla, Wa 99362
509-526-5020

The Owl’s Corner #2, June 2011 – Thunderstorms

June 6, 2011 by  
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How do you help a dog who's afraid of thunderstorms?

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Margot D. asks:

We had a thunder storm recently. They started to make [my dog] nervous after we had one that sounded like giants playing ten pin bowling above our heads, which terrified him.

I asked him how he experienced this storm and he showed me. There is lots of turbulent energy that he feels going on above his head.

I tried serveral ways of explaining that this was harmless and will pass, but did not have much luck.  He remained on edge until it was over.

How do you explain complex concepts like weather to a dog?

Thanks for everyone's help.

The Owl’s Corner #3, May 2011 – Animal Client Dependency

May 6, 2011 by  
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PROFESSIONAL QUESTION:
What is the best way to handle a situation where an animal with anxiety disorder has become dependent on the Animal Communicator?

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Joni W. asks:

"As a professional Animal Communicator I have encountered a problem that I have not run into before in over 15 years of doing this.

"I have client with 2 dogs. One has shoulder pain and we have worked successfully with her and her vet to develop a routine that aids this dogs pain. However the second dog has a strong anxiety disorder, is an empath and HATES change.

"I began working with these dogs in February. First it was 3 times a week I communicated with them and we worked through a lot of issues that this anxiety ridden dog had. Note that his human companion was working with their vet at the same time with medication and with acupuncture and massage.

"The dog got to a somewhat stable place and we decided to cut back on my time to once a month. Well as soon as we did that all his anxiety behavior returned. So we went to once a week. We have been at once week ever since. He then became calm and consistent again. So I was "thinking" about going to once a month and without my discussing it with his person, he went into full anxiety mode.

"Now I know he loves me and I know he doesn't handle change well. For the moment we are staying with once a week.

"My question is: Has anyone ever had a "client" attach themselves to you like this dog has done with me? I do not think it is fair to the human client to go on forever once a week. But for the moment it is worth it to her to keep him calm. ANY ideas anyone?"

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