When your loving dog is loving just to you. How do you calm his fear around other people?
I have an amazingly beautiful and loyal chocolate labrador, Kona. I know that I manifested her into my life shortly after Bella transitioned. I was seeking a fur baby that needed me as much as I needed them. I was searching for one that was lively, adventurous, exciting, and full of life. I found Kona in a shelter and I instantly knew that she was THE ONE. She has become such a loving, cuddling, protective friend. But, I know she is still troubled from her past. She will not allow people to walk up to, or near, the car. She will not allow people to walk near me while we are taking our daily walks. She is quick to lunge at men she doesn’t know and even quicker to run after them. How do I take her pain and fear away? How do I help her to heal and know that she is safe now?
Other Comments: She has gone through two obedience courses (each 6 weeks long). She barks incessantly at me if I am not paying her attention. She has snapped at my male roommate before as she was barking and he went to hand me something-she snapped at his hand. I am scared that if I cannot help her she may do something to someone and I will be forced to put her down 🙁
Kona is feeling like she needs to protect you which is why she is barking and lunging at people. Did the class help at her?
She may need a kind trainer… she needs reassurance from you that you are okay and you don’t need protecting.
There is always an adjustment period when you first get a dog. I had a yellow lab that took a few years to adjust. If you want you can try Reiki. We help dogs with behavioral problems all the time and we can ask her what is going on … we can send her mental healing as well to get her to move past these issues.
And yes, the soul to soul connection is an amazing one. You and Kona have found each other and that is very precious.
Thank you for writing to us. Sending you and Kona angels and blessings,
Ming / Reiki Master