Confusion Over Fear

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Before I left for my trip, the last Tuesday evening Advanced Animal Communication (part of the big program @ CWALU – Animal Mastery) we had some great calls. My students (always) blew my mind.

The calls are set up like a regular phone session, so the “client” wanted to know why her new dog was scared. I suggested to my students not to focus on that, rather, find out who this individual dog was, to her core, because that usually answers any questions a client has.

When everyone had given their readings and the “client” was about to give her feedback, I shared my feedback from an overall perspective. I said “every person mentioned that your new dog didn’t know her place or she was confused about her role or she wasn’t sure……all 16 students said relatively the same thing. Never once did the word FEAR come up.

I bottom lined it as confusion.














Having had several puppies myself, I don’t think about “fear”. I think about the idea of educating, creating a space for the new puppy to find their place in my home and the family. I help them feel secure by giving them jobs. I help them feel at home because they are part of a bigger family and they are at the bottom of the social hierarchy in my world and will find their way with the other dogs.

I also think about training. Little bits and pieces because they have short attention spans.

All this applies to a dog or cat that has been adopted at any age. Rather than think you are living with a fearful dog, cat or horse, perhaps they are just confused.

I always remind students that it takes a long time to get to know your spouse.

So if you have a new member of your family, remember how confusing it would be to move to a new home with new people and animals. It may have been an instant connection and they could love you to the moon and back, but it is still confusing!

This really helped our “client” that night.

I hope it helps you in some fashion. Take the pressure off of yourself if you are thinking you have a new scared animal and look for the ways in which your animal companion is exhibiting confusion.


  1. Leanne Thorne

    July 26, 2017

    As a graduate of Joan’s program and a student of the Big program, I have witnessed the magic of “changing your perception” when it comes to the animals I have communicated with. Often we forget the most important thing and Joan mentions it in the above posting. We have a new member in our family help them find their position, role, job in the household. This proves to show a miraculous change in behavior very rapidly. I loved and continue to admire the work I have learned from Joan’s programs. This tool happens to be the one I use the most.

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