Frustrated By Your Pet’s Bad Behavior?
What do you do when your pet simply won’t behave?
Most people go the training route believing unwanted behavior can be trained away.
Some people may try drugs.
And, unfortunately, often pets are given up due to unresolved behavior problems.
While we can observe the behavior – the what – rarely do we know the why. And trying to ‘reason’ with them is futile;)
Dr. Bach was an early 20th Century physician in England.
He believed there was a connection between mind and body… Specifically between emotions and illness. In other words, how you feel emotionally can influence how you ‘feel’ behaviorally or physically.
A dog that shows aggression may in fact be fearful.
A dog that rips up your shoes after you go off to work may be anxious.
Behavioral training doesn’t resolve the underlying emotion… which can make training away the behavior difficult.
In your own life pehaps you know someone who is very afraid of spiders.
A typical spider is an inch or two big. You could very easily kill them. From a strictly rational perspective, it’s the spider that should be afraid rather than the 5+’, 100+ pound human.
However, emotions don’t follow a rational path.
Dr. Bach – through research – discovered 38 different remedies –
37 from flowers, one from spring water. While they are flowers, it’s not the scent
In fact these flowers are infused into tinctures… you won’t smell them like you smell a fresh rose.
The Bach Flower Remedies work ‘energetically’. Each one influences a specific emotion at a deep vibrational level.
Dr. Bach called it “positive vibrations.” Homeopaths call this energy “vital force” and the Chinese call it “Qi”.
Dr. Richard Gerber in his book A Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine states:
“Vibrational medicine is based upon modern scientific insights into the energetic nature of the atoms and molecules making up our bodies, combined with ancient mystical observations of the body’s unique life–energy systems that are critical but less well understood aspects of human functioning. Bach believed that his flower remedies would not only neutralize negative emotional–and mental– energy patterns but also infuse positive vibrations associated with specific virtues into an individual such as the virtues of love, peace, steadfastness, gentleness, strength, understanding, tolerance, wisdom, forgiveness, courage or joy.”
In the United Kingdom they’re generally referred to as the Bach Flower Remedies. In the United States they’re often called the Bach Flower Essences.
Bach Flower Remedies have been used in both acute situations – such as a trip to the Vet, a road trip or a thunderstorm. And in longer term situations – such as early abuse, neglect or abandonement, a new household member or a loss of a household member.
While not a substitute for Veterinary care, Bach Flower Remedies can be used in conjuction with other training or Veterinary care.
The Remedies are very gentle, with no side effects.
They’re also very economical.
Healthy Dog and Cat Care Guide includes a chapter on Bach Flower Remedies.