Many years ago we were told that we looked like our dogs. As I had an Airedale Terrier and a perm, that seemed true. Since those days I have had training with the author of the book Your Dog Is Your Mirror. It was amazing to hear how he had come to this conclusion. More so, that he quoted, " Dogs come into our lives to heal us of what we are not willing to heal ourselves of".
Being a life coach first and then a dog trainer, I had seen reflections of behavior from the dog, with the issues the owner was dealing with and had not realised that this was going to be a more common factor in my training. Only the other day, in class a new client and dog. After observations of the dog being anxious the closer to the class they were, I addressed this issue with the owner and found out she is anxious to. Will we give up our issues that burden our lives everyday, not only for ourselves but to release our dogs of carrying them to?