Confidence vs Concern
How would you describe your dog? Are they happy, buoyant, confident? Are they curious, concerned, shy?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We all want to have confident dogs because the general idea is that confident dogs are happy dogs. And while I agree that a little confidence in our animals is not a bad thing, that doesn’t mean that our more subtle and subdued friends aren’t equally as happy and fulfilled. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Each of our animals are unique to each other, even if they are the same breed, type, or even from the same litter, all of them have a very unique imprint they are here to experience. Often we get the animal we need, rather than the one we want. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So if your golden retriever takes a little to warm up to the others at the dog park but is happy to engage when his best doggy friend arrives, or if your coton de tular races up to the biggest dog they can and offers to play, each of these dogs are simply living their authentic personality. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re finding your dogs anxiety or fear is getting in the way of them having a fulfilling life, there are processes to assist them in gaining enough confidence to feel good in their body and mind. I love to help my frightened patients blossom with courage without losing the essence of who they truly are.