Wednesday, March 14, 2007

What is Dog Whispering?

Animal whispering is something special that we possess, and not the kind of job that you can fill out a job application to get. Whispering uses the dog's natural tendencies toward socialization. It is a type of understanding that you have with the animal, communicating with it in ways it naturally understands. It is a type of communication between you and the animal, physically, mentally, and spiritually. The main focus of whispering is that the animal (as well as the person) understands that the human is the leader, and the animal is to remain submissive, calm, and under control. With dogs, this would mean to enforce the idea that you are the pack leader in a way that dogs understand. Robert Redford popularized whispering in the movie "The Horse Whisperer". Cesar Millan popularized dog whispering in a National Geographic Series, "The Dog Whisperer".

While an obedience trainer could cause a dog to learn commands such as sit, stay, heal, lay down, or even sign language, whispering gets to the core of the dog's behavior, and the issues that could be causing the negative behavior. Barking excessively, running through an open door or gate, biting, jumping, and other problems can be solved by using simple techniques based on behavior psychology, or whispering. Exercise is extremely important, followed by a good diet. If you are not walking the dog every day, you could be facilitating the negative behavior. This process is useless if the dog owner refuses to establish rules and limitations.