Respect, Love and Trust are the foundations of all relationships.
Our companion animals have emotions that are a lot like ours. They want to be happy. They worry about things they can't control. They really love their people and want to be with them. They experience joy and grief.
Your animals want to work in partnership with you, but they often get frustrated when they don't get clear information from the people around them. People get annoyed with animals when they exhibit undesirable behaviors like inappropriate elimination, barking or ignoring boundaries.
It takes effort to move from conflict to cooperation, but once we overcome some of the daily challenges we have with animals we open up to the amazing lessons they can teach us.
Animals are not objects. They are our family and deserve to be treated with compassion. The emotional relationship we have with them is as important as the physical one.