Dogs are our loyal, four-legged friends. We have an obligation to ensure that they are happy and fulfilled on both mental and physical levels, as well as sufficiently challenged and stimulated. Many dogs these days are showing serious symptoms of stress, sometimes as a result of their owner’s tension and stress being transmitted to them. For a harmonious relationship between owner and dog, it is vital that both are relaxed, as it is only then that communication, understanding and training will be effective. We can always attend relaxation classes, and let go of our worries and tension. But what is available for our canine companion? Virtually nothing that will help him or her find peace and relaxation; on the contrary, it is taken for granted that dogs will support us through the trials and tribulations of our lives. This delightful book simply and compassionately shows owners how to recognize problems when dealing with their dog, and how human behavior and expressions are perceived by their canine friend. There are easy-to-learn stress-prevention exercises, and special relaxation massages – for owner and dog – which can calm and relax both. With the help of this book, begin building a better, more understanding relationship with your best friend today!
Sabina Pilguj is a yoga teacher, psychotherapist and naturopath, animal psychologist and dog behaviorist. Her ability to communicate with both humans and animals enables her to reduce stress levels in both and help with relaxation. She has made her vocation into her career. Sabina lives near Luneburg with her family and three dogs, who don’t just enrich her everyday life, but are also integrated into her work as co-therapists.