Your Dog is your mirror
Did your dogs behavior suddenly change and you do not know why?
Did you know that your dog can mirror your negativity and anxiety?
As a Life Coach and Dog Trainer, I knew that there was a connection with dogs that we were not present to or knowledgeable about!
Years ago, we said our dogs looked like us. Well I had an Airedale terrier with a curly coat and my hair was permed to make it curly!!
Since then, various people have noticed that dogs are mirroring us. Yes, your dog could be your mirror?
Your dog may have come to you with a behavior issue or it may just suddenly out of nowhere, showed up. Either way, this is an opportunity to see if the dog is mirroring some issue that you have not seen for yourself.
Perhaps you have had many dog trainers over to your house to eliminate the behavior and nothing seems to work.
I have worked with many owners, who did not realize that they were training their dog with an unresolved issue of their own.
Working with me, coming from a different training perspective, could be the answer you and your dog have been looking for.
Researchers in Austria say dogs can mirror the anxiety and negativity of an owner. They studied 100 dogs and owners . They found that dogs are sensitive to their owners' emotional state and may mirror their emotions. Evidence showed that the dogs can pick up the emotional information from people and adjust their behavior accordingly.
The story of your life is killing your MoJo!
Did you know that you have created amazing stories about yourself that keep you from expressing who you are? They feel so real, they must be true.
Did you know that you have a personal storyline? It may be positive, it may be sad, it might be negative. Whatever the case, it’s probably not up-to-date, and was probably created when you were very young, and it's probably killing your MoJo and the vision you have for your life! If that sounds true to you – then I know with certainty, it’s keeping you from expressing who you really are today and creating a life you love!
At this point, you might be thinking….How can that be right? My story feels right, sounds extremely familiar, and by the way – what does SHE know about me and my story? Well, I actually know more than you might initially realize – here’s why….
Let me tell you that I would not be here today sharing with you my deepest fear and failure if I still lived as the character I created in my adolescent years.
Here is my story
I was cleaning houses by myself, cleaning as much as I could physically in a day and over 6 days sometimes. My husband and I would roll out quarters for gas. Lay out all the monies we had to hopefully make the rent. Shopping was always looking for the specials in the supermarket. Living in a condo, with 2 saucepans, sofa, mattress. I was exhausted trying to make ends meet. I could not earn anymore as I was at my limit in how much cleaning I could do in a week.
Family and Friends would comment, why don’t you employ some people to help you as you are turning new clients away? My answer was always, I do not want the responsibility of someone else. I can manage. So, I continued to be exhausted, frustrated at turning clients away. I felt like a hamster on a wheel, chasing more money, never getting there.
A few months later, a good friend of mine had passed away and left me some money. My husband invited this man to our condo to talk about some special cleaning stuff he was selling. I was very skeptical regarding the man and the product. Then he started talking about this seminar that he had been attending and invited us to come and find out some more information about it. I was very skeptical again but there was something in what he said that sparked my interest.
My husband and I looked at each other after learning what were possible if we attended the 3-day event and looked at the monies it cost. This event or more kitchen equipment, real bed etc. The event won.
While sitting in the seminar listening to other people sharing and getting coaching, the light bulb went off. I had created such negative stories of myself. One of those stories that my life was controlled by, “I am Stupid” I had so much evidence as a child that I believed this to be so true.
I took jobs, was offered promotion, turned it down, because if they really knew who I was, “Stupid”, they would never have asked in the first place.
Never went to college because I was not intelligent enough.
So how could I have a cleaning business employing people when I was “Stupid”
That was the turning point in my life. I created a cleaning business, had 3 teams working for me. Stopped cleaning toilets and ran a business. A few years later I sold the business to another couple and made a handy profit!
Now with my new story of myself, what would be next for me? At the age of 50 I went to college, I had a dream to be an dog trainer - yep, a dog trainer (hey my dream may not be yours, that's not what is important). What's important is that I actually went to college - which was dream #1, Certified Dog Trainer - dream #2. to Animal Behavioral College to fulfill a dream of mine to be a dog trainer. Did I say I went to college for the first time in 50 years? Yep and graduated. Now I mentor students from the college.
Also, I have a dog training business and an educational business. No stopping me. I now get to create who I want to be, not the story telling me what to do or not do.
What are your stories?
What are the stories that have been automatically running your life for you?
Lets have a chat and see what we can begin to discover and unravel, that will be the beginning of you living you life from discovery and possibilities.
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Did you know that dogs mirror us?
You are probably thinking, well look at my energy, no wonder I have a hyper dog. Well it goes deeper than that. Dogs mirror the issues we are not willing to deal with in our lives.
Example, I was training with a couple who had a lab, since 8 weeks old. The lab was very wary of people, even though she had gone to work everyday with the man for a long time. I could tell that the man was wary around me and he confirmed that he was with people. So all this time, the owner had been training the dog in the same behavior. Built around a story that he had created for himself as a child.
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