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“What’s In A Name?”

Penelope Wright from VIC writes:  Do Animals like the names we give them? Animals are not as attached to their name identities as we are. When we give our animals a name, they understand it is part of the physicality of being in the human world. They know people like attaching names to things. Wild animals don’t call each other names; they recognise each other through the energy of each …Read More

Why My Dog Eats Poo at the Park?

My dogs likes to eat poo when they go to the park. It started off with one dog, and now the other dog has picked up the habit. They don’t seem to eat their own poo at home. I don’t like it, but is it bad for them to eat it? And how do I break the habit? A.  There are many reasons why your dogs would be eating poo. …Read More

A Hypnotherapist Looks at Separation Anxiety in Dogs

By Dr Karen Phillip Anxiety is a fact of life—even for a dog. It’s not all chew toys, chasing your tail, going for walks or waiting to be fed. Our dogs are just as susceptible to the symptoms of anxiety as we are. Our precious doggy pets that suffer from anxiety have a host of symptoms, including barking, pacing, panting, trembling, excessive licking, or trying to escape. They also may …Read More

 Why does my dog try to distract me when I meditate? 

Meditating with your dogs can be a wonderful daily ritual. All animals love it when we are in that ‘Zone’ where our mind is quiet and peaceful; we have reached their state of being. If you are starting your meditation practice with your animals, they may not be used to sitting in your presence without interaction. A lot of the time we either chat, or touch or interact in some …Read More

Why Does Your Dog Follow You from Room to Room?

Q.  Why does my dog always follow me around from room to room? Even when he is in deep relaxation, when I get up & move he will follow me. He does not follow my husband & daughter around the house, only me. However, if I am not home & my husband is, then he will come & sit near him. He does not seem to follow my 10yo daughter …Read More

How will your dog survive without its best mate?

For man’s best friend, being a part of a dog pack is as natural as breathing. Dogs naturally follow a leader; whether it is human or canine. However, when you are not present, your dogs will have already have established a hierarchy within their pack. All dogs in a pack have a role to play and that can have a significant impact depending on the situation. My two Japanese Spitz …Read More

A Day in the Life of an Animal Whisperer

Being an Animal Whisperer is a very interesting life and has many facets to it.   Here is a bird’s eye view of what it would be like if you were an Animal Whisper  

Why Do Dogs Hump Each Other?

Our dogs have humped or mounted other dogs, toys, blankets and ourselves at some stage in their lives. As humans, we find it amusing, concerning and sometimes just downright embarrassing.  So why? Why do they do it? Well there are several reasons why dogs of both sexes hump and mount other dogs: Mounting as puppies As part of a litter, puppies learn how to do certain behaviours with their littermates …Read More

How to Ensure Your Animals have a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! For some of us, New Year’s Eve is a great night spent with loved ones, celebrating & toasting what’s to come in 2017. It can be an exciting yet anticipating time as we farewell 2016 and welcome 2017 into our lives. However, for some it is a very stressful night that can cause terror, panic and anxiety. I am of course talking about our animals experience, …Read More

Give Your Pet the Best Christmas Ever!

Give Your Pets the Best Christmas Ever! As we are heading towards Christmas time, we begin the rush and stress of preparing for holiday celebrations, family occasions and gift giving of course. A lot of thought goes into giving something special to the people we love. There are also some very special friends and family members in our lives that are unconditional givers – our animal companions. Whether they are …Read More