Stage 1 ~ Pre-Contemplation ~ Body Whispering
If you have ever seen a horse or dog being trained through brute force and punishment you will observe the creature become panicked and frightened. Panicked and frightened animals often lash out and attack those trying to control them. And it gets worse the more you try to “pull them into line”.
Animals rely on their instincts to stay alive. If they are treated like prey, then their instincts is to run first, and then to fight if they are cornered.
The only way to successfully rehabilitate an abused animal is through trust and kindness in a safe environment. Horse whisperers and dog whisperers use these techniques to calm even the most violent and disturbed animals.