top of page
  • Writer's pictureCarol-Ann Barnes

How Animal Reiki Can Support Nervous or Aggressive Dogs

Owning a nervous or aggressive dog can be a challenging experience for any pet owner. These dogs often require specialized care and attention to help them overcome their fears and behavioural issues. One approach that has gained popularity in recent years is Animal Reiki, a holistic healing technique that focuses on restoring balance and harmony in animals. This article will explore how Animal Reiki can support nervous or aggressive dogs and provide a holistic approach to their well-being.

It is recommended that you find a qualified animal reiki practitioner. Look for someone certified in animal reiki and with experience working with pets.

I am exceptionally proud to have qualified as an Animal Reiki practitioner and to be offering treatments from my base at Synergy Salon in Plymstock, Plymouth.

Please get in touch with me if you would like to find out more about Animal Reiki or to make an appointment.

Animal Reiki Can Help Nervous Or Aggressive Dogs

Understanding Nervous or Aggressive Dogs

Nervousness or aggression in dogs can stem from various factors such as past trauma, lack of socialization, fear, or underlying health conditions. Understanding the root causes of their behaviour before implementing any treatment is crucial. Nervous dogs may exhibit signs of anxiety, such as excessive panting, trembling, or avoidance behaviour. Aggressive dogs may display aggression towards humans, other animals, or even themselves. Recognizing these symptoms is the first step in addressing the issue effectively.

Exploring Animal Reiki Animal

Reiki is a healing practice that originated from the traditional Japanese technique known as Reiki. It focuses on using energy healing to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and restore balance in animals. While similar to human Reiki, Animal Reiki is specifically tailored to the unique needs of animals. It involves channelling healing energy through gentle touch or distance healing, intending to promote the animal's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Benefits of Animal Reiki for Nervous or Aggressive Dogs

Animal Reiki offers several benefits for nervous or aggressive dogs. Firstly, it promotes relaxation and helps reduce stress. The calming energy provided by the practitioner can create a safe and soothing environment, allowing the dog to feel more at ease. Animal Reiki also addresses emotional and behavioural issues by supporting the release of blocked energy and encouraging a sense of trust and security within the animal.

Numerous case studies have demonstrated the positive impact of Animal Reiki on nervous or aggressive dogs. For example, a fearful rescue dog named Max had difficulty trusting humans due to past trauma. Through regular Animal Reiki sessions, Max gradually developed a sense of calmness and began to trust his new owners. Another case involved an aggressive dog named Bella, who showed significant improvement in her behaviour after receiving Animal Reiki alongside behaviour modification training. These examples highlight the potential of Animal Reiki as a complementary therapy for dogs with anxiety or aggression.

The Animal Reiki Session

During an Animal Reiki session, the practitioner creates a calm and safe environment for the dog. Depending on the dog's comfort level, the practitioner may use gentle touch or work from a distance. The session typically begins with the practitioner connecting with the dog's energy, allowing the healing energy to flow and support the dog's well-being. The length and frequency of sessions may vary depending on the dog's needs and response to the treatment.

Carol-Ann Practicing Animal Reiki on a Nervous Dog
Carol-Ann Practicing Animal Reiki

Incorporating Animal Reiki into a Holistic Treatment Plan

Animal Reiki can be integrated into a holistic treatment plan for nervous or aggressive dogs. It can complement other therapies or training methods by promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and enhancing the dog's receptivity to other forms of treatment. Collaboration between the Animal Reiki practitioner, dog owner, and other professionals involved, such as trainers or veterinarians, is essential for developing a comprehensive and individualized plan for the dog's well-being.

Dog owners can incorporate Animal Reiki into their dog's routine by working with a qualified and experienced Animal Reiki practitioner. They should communicate openly with the practitioner about their dog's specific needs, progress, and any changes in behaviour. Consistency, patience, and ongoing communication with professionals throughout the journey are crucial for achieving the best possible results.

Finding an Animal Reiki Practitioner

When seeking an Animal Reiki practitioner, it is important to find someone who is qualified and experienced in working with animals. Look for practitioners who have received proper certification and training, specifically in Animal Reiki. The practitioner should have a deep understanding of animal behaviour, empathy towards animals, and the ability to create a safe and calm environment. Take the time to research and ask for recommendations from trusted sources such as veterinarians, animal shelters, or fellow pet owners. Online directories or professional associations can also provide valuable resources for finding reputable Animal Reiki practitioners in your area.


Animal Reiki offers a holistic approach to supporting nervous or aggressive dogs. By promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and addressing emotional and behavioural issues, Animal Reiki can provide significant benefits for these dogs. It is important for dog owners to understand the underlying causes of their dog's behaviour and to work in collaboration with professionals, including Animal Reiki practitioners, trainers, and veterinarians, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. With patience, consistency, and ongoing communication, Animal Reiki can help create a harmonious and balanced life for nervous or aggressive dogs, leading to a happier and healthier existence for both the dog and its owner.

Please get in touch with me if you would like to find out more about Animal Reiki or to make an appointment or why not keep up to date with all my latest news, views and tips on my Facebook or Instagram pages.

21 views0 comments


bottom of page