I do a lot of work with people whose animals have behaviour issues.
Finding the cause of the behaviour, is always the place to start –
In the case of rescue animals, finding out what happened in their past that was the “trigger” for their current behaviour is very important.
The animal’s response to the “trigger” is the behaviour you see. At the time, their response was the best they thought they could do to save / protect themselves from the “trigger”.
Usually, that response is no longer appropriate and is often distressing to their person / people that rescued the animal.
For both new and long term behaviour issues, determining the cause of their behaviour, then allowing the animal to release their feelings about the cause and helping the animal understanding what alternative behaviour would be better for the animal and their person – can go a long way toward resolving their behaviour issues.
I cannot guarantee one hundred percent that an animal will change or moderate its behaviour – because, like humans, animals have free will!
Abby was a cat who pee’d outside her litter box.
This stopped after talking to Abby over a couple of communication sessions!
Faegan was a young horse who kept pulling his feet away when his person tried to pick out his feet.
This stopped after just one communication session!
Sammy was a parrot who loved to be out of his cage, but would poop everywhere.
After we asked Sammy to poop on paper towels instead, he was cooperative with this most of the time.
Bear was a very fearful dog and wouldn’t let anyone touch or pet him. Immediately after his first communication session, he jumped up on his owners chair to be petted!
Handsome was an event horse who kept “calling” and endlessly fretting when his “trailering buddy” was led away to work. When we talked to him we asked him to stand quietly and watch for his “buddy” to return, and he did!
Mojo was a cat who kept trying to “hunt” his person’s pet turtle and frog. During his communication session we told him that they were “family and not food” and said that he could watch them from six feet away. From then on that’s exactly what he did!
“I’ve noticed a big change in how my animals are behaving since Sky talked to them. Rocco is more careful with Heather, Heather isn’t snapping at the other dogs and my cat Allie is making good progress with using the scratching post. I always marvel over how we can understand our animals better through animal communication sessions with Sky!”
“I just wanted to update you after my dog Willie’s acupuncture session today. I told the vet that you talked to Willie about relaxing during acupuncture because he was so tense for his first two treatments. Willie was a bit reluctant to lay down on the table and he did grumble a bit throughout, but it was a 180 degree improvement from our last 2 treatments! Willie relaxed his body and only occasionally raised his voice and head (I assume because he couldn’t see what the vet was doing). He completed the treatment and shook off right away after he got up. He seemed very proud of himself. He was smiling and wagging vigorously all the way home. The vet REALLY noticed the difference and said it was amazing! Thank you so much for your help!”
“We rescued our dog, Belle, from a building site. She wouldn’t go outside to do her business during the day unless I carried her, but goes out on her own at night. Belle would only drink water once a day — and drink so much that she would throw up after. It’s only been about a week since Sky spoke to Belle. Sky told Belle she was safe and didn’t need to be carried outside any more. Sky told Belle she should try to drink a little water every time she was near the kitchen. Belle is taking more frequent drinks throughout the day and went outside two times during daylight hours today and I didn’t have to carry her outside. Sky, thanks so much for your help with Belle!”
“Maine Coon Adoptions took in kitty Cecelia after two adopters gave up on her because she was inconsistent with using her box to defecate. Both adopters felt Cecelia was doing this “in spite” because she was angry at them for something. Cecelia had many tests done as well as behavioral consults and no real progress was made. We reached out to Sky “as a last resort.” Sky talked to Cecelia and let us know that Cecelia said she wanted to go in the box, “but it just comes out.” With that information, we looked into medications for fecal incontinence and special food that is highly digestible. Today, we know she is a “special needs” kitty: if she is awake, the meds and special food allow her to get to her box in time. If she is asleep, it still “just comes out” but she has a favorite spot to sleep and we’ve put in support to easily clean up when it happens. With that, she is ready to go home to that special person who will be guided on how to manage everything and be rewarded with a loving, fun, and beautiful companion kitty. We thank Sky from the bottom of all our hearts for helping us through this journey.”
“My heart felt thank you for the emergency consult. My driving horse, Flicka, acted up in a dangerous way a few days before you talked to her when I drove her with my heavier 4-wheeled cart. Flicka told you the 4 wheel cart was too heavy — she liked the two wheeled cart better. I took her out with the lighter vehicle and Flicka was wonderful. She had her best and least flustered beginning [of the drive] ever!”
“You talked to my two Persian cats about getting body clips to get rid of mats in their fur. Things went well — thanks to your caring and expert intervention. Finn went first and did well. Cate got very stressed at the end but we got 95% of her done. Next time won’t be as difficult for them. Thanks again — you made all the difference today for me and my babies!”
“Thank you so much for everything Sky. After you talked to my dog, Gretel, her behavior change was immediate with the “bite playing” and we found a rope to play with right away instead of using my arm lol. Thank you so very much for talking with both my dog Wrangler, in Spirit and Gretel. Wrangler was definitely my little soul mate and I miss her every day. It makes me very happy to know that she is still watching over me and that she is happy and OK. I will reach out to you again after Gretel’s training just to check in with her.”
“I have been singing your praises…more referrals to come I am sure of it. Our dog Ziggi is very well, and I really feel she is much calmer after your conversation with her at the fair. Her stairs problem has stopped (running up & down the stairs while we’re trying to walk down them), her bird issue (barking at the birds on the roof) is 98% fixed and she is much better with the animals on the TV (barking & lunging at animals on TV) – 85% fixed so far but that’s brilliant…and we may be able to keep the TV intact for longer!!!! Thank you once again. It was a real pleasure meeting you and you touched our lives in a wonderful way.”
“My horse, Lana and I have been doing a lot of camping and trail riding and packing on the miles since you talked to Lana. I have to say, I am so happy with the fact that she is actually now going to the bathroom on rides, which she never did until you talked to her about it! She does just what she said she would do — moves to the side of the trail and stops… I give her some rein and standup in my stirrups and move my weight forward, just as she requested — and then she goes and we are off. She’s even just gone while we are riding… Never thought poop would make me happy.”
“AMAZING!!! Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Marley, has definitely turned the corner! You talked to Marley about not barking when we had out of town guests or barking when he’s out in the yard. One guest arrived yesterday and Marley didn’t bark — at any time. Another arrived late last night. Marley didn’t bark even one time, then or this morning. Marley has been barking a lot less when he goes out to the back yard and sometimes not at all. Thank you so much for all the help. The day that our friend told us about you was our lucky day!”
“Recently Sky communicated with our dog, Roxie, who is a Rottweiler. We just wanted to make sure things were okay for her. There were also a couple of behavior issues to work on. One was that Roxie is always in a hurry to eat and would nudge you down the stairs, almost making you fall. When Sky talked to Roxie, Roxie understood that nudging was a problem for those of us with two feet — we didn’t have the balance she had with four feet! Sky asked Roxie to sit and wait — not to nudge — when it was time to eat. Since Sky asked Roxie to do this, she sits and waits. The second issue was that when Roxie saw her harness, which she wears outside for walks, she just went happy crazy and we couldn’t put her harness on. Sky worked out a plan with Roxie. Yesterday I got out Roxie’s harness and she walked over to where I sit to put it on, as Sky suggested to her. Roxie just sat down and let me put her harness on! No dancing or jumping. Made my day! So there will be more walks in Roxie’s future!”
“Sky — you have been the hugest help with my dog, Ravyn! I got her from the Humane Society last June (2015) when she was probably 10 months old, and we had two sessions with you fairly soon after I first got her. The biggest issue I had was with Ravyn going potty in the house some of the time. My ex-roommate had two dogs who had gone potty in the second bedroom when they lived there, and that was, of course, where Ravyn chose to go, especially during the night. Within a month, with your help, Ravyn was going outside all of the time. She never went in the house again! You have helped Ravyn with every issue that has come up. We are still working on a thing or two, but, without you, I would not be making the wonderful headway I am.”
“Jake has had a great week since you spoke with him – after you talked to him, he ate half of what I put out for him. I knew he understood from what you explained that he had to eat to get better. He gained five ounces in six days! Your gift is amazing and I wanted you to know how much good you are doing for all of us you touch.”
“Harmony has been restored in my home since you talked to my cats. Charlie won’t get on my bed or couch as requested. It is amazing how Charlie is responding about not getting on the bed! He is now using his litter box appropriately too, thank goodness! How you do what you do, I don’t know, but I am so glad you do it! Thank you for everything!”
“The last time you spoke to my cat Dexter you suggested he just growl, rather than bite or scratch, when he goes to the vet. You told him this a year ago. Today he went for his annual exam – they usually have to sedate him, but this time they didn’t. He didn’t bite or scratch, he only growled! Very cool.”
“My dog Priscilla, who was biting my other dog, Chloe, is a WHOLE different dog after talking to Sky! She’s so full of love and kisses and is blossoming! It’s wonderful – thank you so much!”