Holiday travel is going to look different for everyone this year and in years to come…
While we all won’t necessarily be going away for Christmas or family visits, the stress that comes along with the season won’t go away, it will just change. Traveling with animals can also mean going on trips, vacations, moving and relocating temporarily.
The thing that won’t change is the fact that your pet will take its cues from you. The Human Animal Body Mind connection exists all the time… in good times and bad.
We all know that traveling with animals can be challenging at the best of times…
Your stress level – and theirs – will escalate if you don’t work together through things that come up in partnership.
Ways to tell your pet is stressed out by the holidays (or trip)
You’ll know your pet is feeling your stress. Here are some common signs:
- Your dog
- Barks mindlessly at the Christmas tree
- Starts jumping on your guests
- Suffers separation anxiety when you go out of their sight
- Steals food off the counter, or your dinner plate
- Changes eating and bathroom habits
- Your cat
- Climbs the Christmas tree, knocks off ornaments
- Steals or knocks food off the kitchen counter, tries to eat off your plate
- Hides the whole time you have company
- Changes eating and bathroom habits
Some of these cues can be misunderstood as ‘holiday’ excitement. Some people think it’s cute and quirky for a cat to scale a Christmas tree…
…but it’s really a sign that they’re feeling great anxiety and they don’t know how to cope with it. And you’re exposing them to serious harm.
Whether you’re traveling with animals or just spending the holidays at home, there are some simple things you can do to de-stress the animals in your life. We’ve created this 1-hour presentation to guide you through the steps you can take to ease your pet’s anxiety.
These tools and tricks are as much for you as they are for your pet. If you’re both feeling at ease and calm during this stressful time, that feeling will stay with you long after the holidays are over.
You’ll have a more emotionally stable, peaceful and contented home.
Watch this video and learn the 10 critical skills for reducing stress – yours and theirs.
You will discover:
- How your animals are already giving you feedback – and how to respond correctly to minimize stress, danger and frustration.
- Tips for getting and keeping a more emotionally stable home environment so they can connect with others in a more meaningful way.
- The 3 top clues that let you know your animals are stressing out – and steps you can take to help them avoid developing serious behavior issues.
- Why learning and using animal communication is so important and how it helps create more security and understanding – plus an easy way to get started talking with your animals right now.
- How to explain to your animals what’s going to happen and what’s expected of them, avoiding more stress and confusion.
- Finding out what is important to your animals about the holiday, and sharing with them why the holiday is important to you.
- How to ask your animals for feedback or concerns.
- How to check their stress levels and offer time outs to calm down, discuss problems and resolve them together.
- Tips on how to own and be responsible for your own stress levels, because you know your animals reflect you.
- How to put yourself in their shoes, imagine the experience from their viewpoint so you can make a plan to do something about that on their behalf from a place of calm, assertive confident energy.
Traveling with animals doesn’t have to be stress-filled
Your pets are a member of your family. You want to include them in all your adventures – but not if it’s going to fill them with stress and anxiety.
Take the time to watch this video. And if you want to learn more about what your pets are telling you about themselves – and you – explore the enriching world of pet communication.
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