Reiki Help For Dogs

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Reiki Healing for Dogs

Most responsible owners only want the very best for their dogs and to this end many invest in a variety of products and equipment that help improve and enrich their dog’s life.

Many dog owners also seek out complimentary therapies that can help achieve these objectives which can be used either when they have problems or as a preventative method of helping their dog’s wellbeing.

One such wonderful complementary therapy is Reiki Healing.

What is Reiki?

Reiki pronounced “ray-key”, is derived from two Japanese words which loosely translate to “Universal Life-force energy”.

This ‘life force energy’ refers to the natural energy that is invisible but is all around us and is freely available for everyone. This invisible energy also runs throughout our bodies.

At times our energy levels are depleted, and the energy flow in our bodies becomes slow or is ‘trapped’ and ‘blocked’. This can lead to feelings of tiredness and a general lack of energy. In fact, we often say things like “I’ve got no energy today” or “my body feels out of cinque today” don’t we? This can be because our internal energy is trapped or blocked.

Reiki works on the basis that the person who gives the Reiki (sometimes known as a ‘Reiki healer’) taps into this natural energy source and acts as a conduit by transferring some energy through their hands to the person or animal receiving the Reiki.

Reiki is a very gentle and totally natural non-manipulative healing therapy, which anyone can do either on themselves or other people, as well as for animals too. Dogs love Reiki!

It simply involves laying hands gently on various parts of the body and holding the position for a few minutes before moving the hands to another position.

Or, you can hover your hands over the body without actually touching.

There is no pulling, pushing or prodding or any form of manipulation. There is no invasion such as with needles and no potions or tablets are involved either. It is purely about gently placing hands on the body or hovering over the body, transferring this energy to the receiver helping to create a healthy energy flow to encourage the receiver’s body to self-heal.

How could Reiki benefit my dog?

Dogs share a very similar body structure to humans. Just like us they have a framework of bones covered in skin to protect the comparable range of internal organs and so consequently dogs can suffer from a similar range of both physical and psychological illnesses and conditions as us.

Of course as we know it’s a legal requirement that a sick or injured dog is treated by a qualified vet but the great thing is that once the illness or condition has been diagnosed and an appropriate treatment prescribed, it is highly possible to use Reiki alongside this treatment to help complement the work of the vet and speed up the healing process.

Reiki is holistic natural therapy so simultaneously it could assist your dog on a physical level at the same time as helping with any emotional issues such as stress or anxiety – in fact the two could easily be interrelated.

One of the biggest benefits of Reiki is its calming effect, which can really help dogs that are a bit nervous or ‘stressy’, and perhaps maybe they are frightened of loud noises, especially from fireworks. Therefore, a ‘dose’ of Reiki could be ideal to help relax your dog whenever they find themselves in any stressful situations.

Some other wonderful Benefits of Reiki for YOUR dog:

  • Releases stress
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Increases energy levels
  • Helps reduce pain and suffering
  • Complements all veterinary treatments
  • Helps speed up recovery following illness or surgery
  • Totally harmless
  • No needles
  • No manipulation
  • Totally natural
  • No pills or potions
  • Available whenever you want it –when you are trained to give Reiki yourself – read on to see how you can easily do this
  • Improves sense of wellbeing
  • Helps calm nervous dogs
  • Boosts immune system
  • Minimizes feelings of fatigue
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Aids better sleep
  • Accelerates bodies self-healing
  • Promotes a natural balance
  • Assists in clearing toxins from the body
  • Creates an amazing bond between you and your dog
  • The ultimate in pampering

Phew ….. that’s an impressive list isn’t it?

Many dogs find a Reiki session so totally relaxing that they fall asleep either during or after the session has finished.

Because Reiki is so simple to perform there is no need to carry out any preparation prior to giving a session. You can start and finish giving Reiki as and when you want to or whenever it’s required.

However, it always has to be the dog’s choice whether they want the Reiki or not and it should never be forced on any dog, or other animal, if they either don’t want Reiki that day and, any session should stop when your dog decides “I’ve had enough energy for now thanks!”

It’s uncanny how dogs can sense the energy that radiates from the person giving the Reiki and will often make an approach and place their nose, or paw in the hands of the Reiki giver. It’s their way of saying “Hey give me some of that wonderful Reiki”. It’s lovely when this happens.

The awesome thing is Reiki is very gentle and simple and can do no harm, instead it can only potentially good things for your dogs.

So how do I get some Reiki for my dog?

There are basically 3 main ways that you can get some Reiki for YOUR dog.

1) Book a Reiki session

You can seek out a Reiki practitioner near to your location and book him or her to come to your home or kennels to give your dog a session. You will obviously need to pay a fee.

Prices vary but you should expect to pay around $60 [£50] for a 45-minute session. Be aware though that you might need several sessions to work on a particular problem. Reiki shouldn’t be considered a ‘one hit wonder’. Also bear in mind that your dog might not be receptive to the Reiki on the day and time you have booked and paid for the session – you should never force your dog to have Reiki!

2) Attend a training course and learn yourself

Anyone and everyone have the ability to give Reiki healing. No special skills are required and you do not need to be ‘gifted’ in any way as some Reiki practitioners might lead you to believe!

The key to being able to give Reiki healing is to be ‘attuned’ to Reiki. This is a short harmless process that releases your natural in-built ability to give Reiki. This attunement forms part of a training course where you should receive a manual and guidance on how to give Reiki to people and even yourself. Only a Reiki Master is able to carry out this attunement process. If you choose this route you must check that the course you attend will also show you how to give Reiki to dogs, as most won’t do and therefore any manual you receive won’t cover it.

Usually on such courses you receive a Reiki Level 1 or Reiki First Degree Qualification

3) Learn Reiki yourself via a Quick and Simple Home Study Course (except there’s no studying to do)

Not everyone likes to attend a live course… all that traveling, taking too much time out even if you can find a trainer who works with dogs.

There is a much quicker and cheaper option to make sure you are shown how to give Reiki to help your dogs and that is by enrolling on this [Reiki for Dogs Home Study course] from Rob Fellows Reiki, which is ideal for you if you want to give Reiki to your own dogs, and to yourself and your family too.

On this course you will be attuned remotely to Reiki, and Rob will send you his comprehensive color manual showing you where to place your hands for maximum healing effect. The manual also covers giving Reiki to people and self-Reiki too. You will also receive a Reiki Level 1 qualification and your certificate to prove it.

In fact, you’ll actually receive not one but TWO certificates. The first is your Reiki Qualification and the second confirms you’ve been guided on how to use Reiki for the health and wellbeing of dogs.

The beauty of learning Reiki for yourself is that you will then give Reiki to your dogs (and other animals, people and even to yourself) whenever you want to and whenever it’s needed. Quickly and simply.

Learning Reiki on this [course] from Rob Fellows Reiki is very easy as there is no studying, no essays to write and no exams to take. Hooray!

And the cost is only about the same as booking just two sessions from a Reiki practitioner – but instead you’ll be able to give hands-on Reiki to dogs, yourself and anyone else – forever.

International Reiki Master Rob Fellows will personally attune you remotely to trigger your natural in-built ability to give Reiki and then you will literally be able to give your dogs and family Reiki healing straight away … and this new skill will last you a lifetime.

Then, the more you practice the stronger your energy becomes.

It’s as simple as that.

Building the ultimate bond between you and your dog

It’s no mistake that dogs are regarded as “man’s (and ladies) best friend” …. They are our friends, our companions, and we share our biggest secrets with them! They are loyal, totally faithful and they never get cross if we are late home!  In return for their love we want to give them the VERY best we can. A happy home, a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and playtime, good health and welfare, lots of love and maybe the finer things in life.

You can still go one better as giving your dog regular Reiki yourself is a fantastic way to develop a truly wonderful bond with your dog. It is the ultimate way to pamper your dog and make you even closer.

Case Study

Fiona Alexander from Hong Kong helps her dog Kota with regular Reiki sessions.

 Fiona, who completed Rob’s [Reiki for Dog’s Home Study course] says, “I’m always looking for ways to get closer to my dogs, I enrolled immediately. Since my ‘attunement’ session, I have been working mostly with one of my dogs, who has emotional issues having been abandoned at 9 years of age. I have seen, well actually more felt, the benefits. I feel so much closer to him (Kota) and he relaxes into the moment when I am doing my sessions with him. I can detect a softening, a deep relaxation, when he is receiving my energy. And I too feel the energy passing between us. The best gift of all is when I hear the deep sighs and he looks into my eyes afterwards with such a connection and gratification. Thank you Rob for introducing Kota and me to the gift of Reiki.”

For a great simple Home Study course that covers everything you need so you can give Reiki to your dogs take a look at [Reiki for Dogs Home Study course] from Rob Fellows Reiki.

Hopefully this has given you an insight into this simple gentle and totally natural healing therapy and is something that you will now try with your own dogs.


About Heather Wilde

Since founding MindPower Life Coaching in 2018, I have been offering life coaching to clients who want to develop the self-awareness and confidence to create mindful and meaningful lives. Mindfulness & Forgiveness are my way of bringing awareness, loving kindness, abate the causes of suffering and bring a sense of community to my students. Taking you by the (virtual) hand I will work with you to help understand your personal values, strengths and life purpose and assist you to become the best version of yourself. My qualifications are: certified life coach, certified forgiveness coach, certified weight-loss coach and certified mindfulness teacher. I offer various services including private coaching sessions, group coaching, Woman to Woman groups and Webinars as well as Online courses. I foster a compassionate environment in which students can learn what is important and true for their own body and mind, whether that be physical strength, mental calmness or something more. When not coaching, I can be found looking after grandchildren, at the pub singing in a music duo with my partner or preparing clean living meals. ♥