Category Archives: Reiki

Asking Questions

Any changes in our dog’s environment can cause the dog to “ask questions”, that is display behaviors that we’ve either not seen in quite some time, or display new ones we’ve never seen. In our case, it was my husband’s schedule change once the new school year began. John had been home all summer, all …

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Happiness is…

…coming home after running errands to find Tinker’s toys scattered on the floor, rather than tucked into his crate where he normally keeps them. To know he is feeling safe enough to play fills my heart with joy!

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It’s the Little Things

The hardest thing to do is to put your own ego aside and allow the magic of Amichien® Bonding to do its work. As humans we are so invested in making a visible difference in the behavior of our dogs, as when we give a ‘command’ and are able to watch the dog execute it. …

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Blessed Sleep

Tonight, as my husband and two dogs left the TV room and walked past Tinker’s room, I stopped for a few moments, because something about him was different, and I wasn’t sure what it was. Then, as I watched him, I realized what it was: Tinker was soundly, deeply asleep. Usually he is curled up …

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The Little Man is Showing His Hand

This morning went very well with Tinker; no grumbling at all and while I was changing his pee pads and was mere inches from him, he commenced grooming. All good things, so I thought I would try calling him to me once again today to see what he would do. The little man had a …

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A little at a Time

Tinker continues to venture out to learn a bit more about me each day. Today he approached and sniffed, sniffed, sniffed, sat within inches of me, then returned to the bathroom and stretched out on the floor of the bathroom, rather than the crate. These are small things, but for a dog like him, it’s …

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Courage

Tinker, our new family member, and I have been engaged in a very intense conversation. I say “conversation”, because Amichien™ Bonding is about learning to communicate in a dog’s own language, Canine. Eye contact and body language is the language of the dog, and more information is gained by monitoring pulse rates, sweat glands, hormones; …

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Our New Arrival…

Today a small package arrived in our home. His name is Linus. Linus is a Terrier mix, is approximately three years old and he is terrified. Of everything. Linus began his journey with many other animals living in a hoarding situation, and it appears his time there was difficult to say the least, including probably …

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Putting Lipstick on a Pig

The other day I was looking at Facebook posts and was alerted to an update from a local dog rescue. This posting consisted of a video that had been posted by a trainer who is utilized by this particular rescue, and this trainer’s chosen method to use is the “E Collar”. The video this individual …

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….and Reality Sets In

I just spoke with a potential adopter for Dexter. *sigh* I’m going to let that sink in for a bit… Not sure how I feel about it. I honestly don’t know how people foster on a regular basis. How do they let go? How do they trust? There it is…the real issue: trust.

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