Our Dogs and Us
Our Dogs Feel Us
We do the things we do for a lot of reasons, but for our dog, who studies our every move, it doesn’t matter what we do, say, or think. What matters is what we feel and the emotion that’s invested in the things we do, say, or think.Kevin Behan, Your Dog is Your Mirror
These are the words of Kevin Behan, a dog trainer who proposed a radical new model for understanding canine behaviour: that a dog’s behaviour and emotion are driven by our emotion. He understood that although we can be very good at ignoring, or not even realising how we feel, our dogs can’t NOT feel us.
Working with Kevin’s ideas I developed Anubis Therapy, counselling for dog people. Anubis Therapy is unique. It is not dog training. It’s about working with you. Being able to talk about the things that are bothering you, in a safe non-judgemental environment, can lead to getting a better understanding of what is going on in the relationship and may help you in other areas of your life.