Hounds Connect provides a therapy for dog owners called Anubis Therapy. Anubis Therapy is a counselling service developed to help you improve your relationship with your dog, and also learn more about yourself.
I developed my therapy based on my own needs as a dog owner who was not happy with her relationship with her dogs. I was always being told by dog trainers, or reading in books, that “It’s never about the dog.” The problems with dog ownership were all about the owner.
Instinctively, I felt that this was probably true. But I didn't know what to do about it. It seemed you either had a way with dogs, or you didn't. I needed a therapy for dog owners!
From that point forward, I started to get really interested with what was going on between my own dogs and myself. I spend a lot of time working with my dogs. I also spend a lot of time on personal development work, understanding more about myself. And now I spend a lot of time making connections between the two. I found it fascinating that when I start to observe myself alongside my dogs' behaviour, I have great insights that help me in my own self-awareness. The development of Anubis Therapy has been a result of that work.
Anubis Therapy is a “person-centred” listening service (based on the model by Carl Rogers), which helps people improve their relationship with their dog and understand more about themselves.
I believe an important role that our dogs play in today's society is helping us to improve our understanding of ourselves. Anubis Therapy aids us in that work.
Do you struggle with your relationship with your dog?