The Goddess Speaks
Dog show aids women with man or beast
If a woman is unhappy in her male-female relationship, or if she can't cope with her dog's bad behavior, something can be done to rectify both situations. She might watch "The Dog Whisperer," on the National Geographic Channel. When she sees how Cesar Millan is "changing the world one dog at a time," she will be inspired to accomplish the same with her dog -- or man.
Cesar's method of rehabilitation works miracles. He trains owners to recognize how to become "pack leaders" by developing the calm and assertive energy needed to facilitate a change in their pet's behavior. Dogs become submissive to the leader because that's the way it is in the dog world.
Owners sometimes treat dogs as though they are human. This confuses the animal; it becomes out of balance and develops "issues" such as anxiety, obsessions, aggression and control. A woman can note how Cesar resolves these issues and make her world better by applying Cesar's psychology. Not that she should treat her man like a dog, but she could apply Cesar's principles to focus her energy.
Everything gives off energy. Inanimate objects give off energy because of the makeup of molecules. Animals have instinctive energy. Humans have a higher mental energy that dogs can sense. If that energy is weak, Mother Nature steps in and takes control. A woman must keep her energy strong at all times with her dog (or man or other animal), and when it becomes submissive she can redirect its energy.
For a dog to have a balanced life, it needs exercise, discipline and affection, in that order. Exercising the dog by walking 45 minutes daily drains off toxic energy and helps create respectful bonding.
A special training leash is necessary to maintain discipline during the walk. When its brain wanders, a short "psssst" along with a gentle jerk on the leash will gain its attention. Then its brain focuses on what she wants.
With a man this can become sticky. No way does he want to feel manipulated. Subtlety is the key. She must use her feminine instinct and calm, assertive energy -- in a way, an invisible leash. Then comes affection.
Feeding the animal is serious business, which Cesar feels is part of affection. He feeds many pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, etc., all at the same time, harmoniously. They are in a state of excitement when about to be fed, but he makes them sit a moment before giving them their meal. That is the polite way for a dog to receive food.
When a woman feeds a man a portion of affection, she can calm him first, with soft music, some pupus and his favorite beverage.
Watch "The Dog Whisperer" to begin changing the world, one animal at a time.
Suzanne Teller is a Honolulu-based writer.
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