To achieve the best relationship with your pet dog or even that of any other animal you meet, will require you to have a basic understanding of both Human Psychology & Dog Psychology.
This is so you can begin to understand how each species thinks and behaves when they form a relationship together and how both the canine and human mind think alike but have different perspectives on the world around them.
Gaining this level of understanding will help you with solving the issues that you may come across with your animal companion. We also need to begin to understand that with psychology we need to delve deep into how the mind takes in information through all of its senses and from the immediate environment we find ourselves in.
Learning psychology will help you to understand how the mind processes information and how the mind can be programmed to respond in a certain way. This will help enormously when you are trying to change your own behaviour or help your animal companion to modify theirs.
We need to also understand how our own thoughts, feelings and actions can have a huge impact on those around us and if we want to change someone else’s behaviour then we first need to learn to change our own. Also remember, we can never control someone else’s behaviour we can only control our own.
It is very common when an animal is showing signs of stress within its environment, that the animal’s owner is often harbouring negative feelings of stress also.
We do worry when our pets are off balance and behave out of character or become ill. We love them dearly and want to do the best for them and often feelings of guilt maybe associated with these problems as you begin to wonder if it is something you are doing wrong.
Our behaviour affects others around us. If we come home in a bad mood then everyone knows it and probably tries to keep out of our way. Our negative vibes can transfer to those around us and they can then begin to feel negative too.
Our thoughts and feelings can be very powerful and animals are very in tune with them. This rule also applies to our positive thoughts and emotions, if we walk into a room full of smiles and radiance then chances are we will be greeted with a smile also. We tend to mirror what is ever going on in our environments and animals are no exception to this rule.
If an animal is present in an environment where arguing and shouting is going on a daily basis then you may find that the animal also learns to become vocal and alot of barking, whimpering and growling may take place.
If an animal is subject to anger or violence then chances are it will learn to attack and fight back wanting to also express the barrage of negative emotions it has been subjected to.
Understanding the dynamics of family life is crucial and it is important that you take environmental stimuli into consideration when dealing with finding solutions to the problems you may be facing. It may also bring up deep seated emotions within you that need to come up in order to be dealt with and released.
Some dogs can become over protective of their female owners who have suffered with violence or abuse in their relationships, either with male family members or partners.
The female owner who has been abused can often carry emotions of fear and insecurity which she may unwitting project onto her dog, so it feels the need to also display aggression towards her or the people around her.
Many female owners will have a dog as a companion that may offer her protection from the fears she has about living with an aggressive partner or living alone or walking the streets alone at night.
This cause’s great stress for the dog as it really is no more intelligent than a three year old child and we would never give the responsibility of looking after us and taking care of us to a small toddler as they would not be able to understand or cope with such a big job.
Our dogs need our care and we need to look after them. After all, we have bought them into a humanised world and provided them with human type experiences to deal with. The least we can do is get it clear in our minds that we are here to look after the little ones of the planet and not the other way around.
When you see an animal calm balanced and in harmony then you know its human carer is happy, healthy and thriving in life too.
Animals really are our greatest teachers and tend to mirror back what is going on deep inside of us.
The Canine Angel Natural Pet Health & Behaviour Home Study Course takes an in-depth look into human psychology principles and look at how they link into dog psychology.
The self study course will help you to learn why it is extremely important to study the stages of development of the canine, how their mind works and how they learn and memorise information.
This will go a long way to help you understand some of the reasons why an animal is behaving in the manner which it does and how you can change your own thinking, feelings and responses, so you can achieve a sense of balance and harmony between you both.