Dog Whisperer, Pam Whyte-Recent news item - Rapport Newspaper.
A Dog Makes a House a Home - Pam makes a Dog a Pleasure!
"Dog Language not Greek to this Dog Whisperer."By Elise-Marie Tancred.
Some of her aggressive clients weigh more than her, but Dog Whisperer, Pam Whyte does not have a scared hair on her head.
Pam Whyte is an internationally known Natural Dog Trainer from Somerset West whose job is to rehabilitate problem dogs. It is her passion, according to Pam Whyte, for dogs to be better understood so that we can see less behaviour problems in our pet dogs.
Amongst her many successful clients are 4 American Pit Bulls who attacked an adult male so badly that his leg had to be amputated. Another of their victims was nearly bitten to death after they gripped him around the neck. Today all four Pit Bulls are as tame as lambs and according to the owners, after Pam Whyte's work, the dogs have shown no aggression towards friends and family. But they protected their family when it was needed. How does she do it? She answers very quickly. "I think like a dog".
Even as a child she knew she was different to the others. "I can't explain how but I intuitively knew what dogs were thinking and saying. I could tune into their wavelength." At school already the children spoke of Pam's special talent. "Nobody was scared of dogs if I was around" she says.
Pam Whyte, who has been studying dog behaviour, wolf behaviour and wild dog behaviour for many years, and is still learning every day, bases her observations on wild dogs and wolves. "There are certain things that happen long before a dog is going to attack, which frequently do not involve any signs of outward hostility. I teach people to read these 'jungle' signs," she says.
Pam Whyte points out that it is a big mistake to try and turn dogs into humans, like trying to give them bikini waistlines. "In nature dogs hunt when they are hungry. Dogs sum up their territory differently to humans and to live successfully with them we need to know how packs function as a team."
Pam Whyte explains how dog behaviour is also based on hierarchical principles and the owner must be seen as the trusted leader. Dogs cannot trust a leader that dominates or pins them down, because in the wild unity is strength - and domination and submission are division.
Those who teach these abusive patterns are more concerned about their ego than harmony between dogs and their families. Only when dogs are synergizing and supporting one another do they show loyalty, love and defense for their other pack members.
Dog Whisperer, Pam Whyte, a TV and radio personality and author, has written articles for the British Medical Journal and in organizations like the British Child Accident Prevention Trust, The Holistic Vet Association in California and addressed the French Guide Dog Association. She also helped after the war in Bosnia by replacing positive and negative reinforcement with correct communication when training dogs to detect land mines more accurately.
People are obsessed these days about how they look, and dogs then become an extension of themselves. As a result, dogs must also have the "right" shape and a lot of aggressive dogs are merely very hungry, she points out. People need to decide whether they prefer a properly nourished dog that they can control, or a child at risk of being bitten by a dog with a short fuse. (Aren't we all a bit cranky when we are hungry!) Other problems like destructive behaviour and barking for nothing are also frequently a result of the dog not getting sufficient food for his own individual life style and requirements.
Dogs can enrich our lives so much, but we need to learn more about the species before we can get maximum control, and pleasure out of them.
And only through studying wild dogs in their natural habitat is this possible, which explains dog whisperer Pam Whyte's phenomenal success in training domestic dogs Nature's Way.
And what does the Holistic Veterinary Profession have to say about Dog Whisperer, Pam Whyte?
According to Dr. Hofve, Holistic Vet, USA - "Never mind the Dog Whisperer, Pam Whyte is the real deal."