Healing Paws: Exploring the Power of Reiki Energy for Your Beloved Canine Companion

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Julie Hinton-Green

There’s a unique and profound bond that exists between humans and their canine companions. Our furry friends have an uncanny ability to sense our emotions, offer comfort in times of need, and bring joy to our lives. During the challenging days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us turned to the company of pets for solace and companionship. It was during this time that my journey with Reiki and the healing it can bring to our four-legged family members truly began. Meet Peachie and Prince, our two toy poodles. We welcomed them into our home during the height of the pandemic. As they hadn’t grown up with much human interaction, they developed a significant amount of anxiety, both around people and other dogs. Witnessing their struggles, I turned to Reiki energy to help them overcome their tension and fears. **

Understanding Reiki Energy for Pets:

Reiki, a gentle and non-invasive form of energy healing, has been used for centuries to promote well-being and balance. It’s no surprise that this ancient practice can also extend its benefits to our furry companions. Reiki involves the channeling of universal life force energy to promote healing and alleviate emotional and physical distress in pets. Research and case studies have consistently shown the effectiveness of Reiki in enhancing the overall quality of life for animals. This gentle approach makes it particularly suitable for pets who may be sensitive to touch or traditional medical interventions. 

The Emotional World of Dogs:

Dogs possess a remarkable sensitivity and intuition when it comes to human emotions and energy. They can sense our joy, sadness, stress, and anxiety, often mirroring our feelings. Just like humans, dogs can also experience emotional challenges, including anxiety, fear, or trauma. The effects of these emotional struggles can manifest in their behavior, affecting their well-being and interactions with others. 

Benefits of Reiki for Dogs:

Reiki offers a holistic approach to addressing emotional issues in dogs. By channeling healing energy, it can help calm their anxieties and reduce stress. The gentle touch and soothing energy of Reiki can create a sense of security and relaxation in dogs, allowing them to release emotional tension. What’s remarkable is that Reiki can complement conventional veterinary care and behavioral training. It’s not a replacement but rather a complementary therapy that can enhance your dog’s overall emotional health. 

The Reiki Session for Your Dog:

A typical Reiki session for a dog involves creating a peaceful and comfortable environment. This serene setting is essential for the dog to feel safe and receptive to the healing energy. During the session, a practitioner like myself will use gentle hand placements or distance healing to channel Reiki energy to your furry friend. Dogs often respond to Reiki with signs of relaxation, such as deep sighs, lowered stress indicators like a slow blink, or physical shifts in their body energy. Each dog’s response is unique, but the common thread is a sense of calm and well-being.

Real-Life Success Stories:

I’m proud to be fully certified in providing Reiki energy for pets. While my initial goal was to work with equine horses, I first needed to obtain certification for pets. While I may not offer this service at my office building, my passion for empowering pet owners with the knowledge of Reiki’s benefits led me to share this valuable content with you. 

Tips for Pet Owners:

If you’re intrigued by the idea of using Reiki to support your dog’s emotional health, here are some tips: – Seek out a qualified and experienced animal Reiki practitioner.  I am definitely open to offering your pets online Distance Reiki, where you would bring the pets into the room, and as we channelled Reiki energy to them, you would also receive the flow.   Create a serene environment at home by eliminating distractions. – Allow your dog to lead the session

-let them choose where to be and whether to stay or go. 


In summary, Reiki has the transformative potential to enhance the emotional well-being of our beloved dogs. It’s a holistic approach that complements the loving bond we share with our furry companions. Our dogs offer us unconditional love, and in return, we can explore Reiki as a way to support their emotional health and happiness. **

Closing Thoughts:

The love and companionship our dogs bring into our lives are immeasurable. They are our confidants, our playmates, and our steadfast friends. As you embark on the journey of exploring Reiki for your canine companion, remember the special bond you share. May it grow even stronger as you both experience the healing power of Reiki together. I invite you to share your own stories and experiences with Reiki and your beloved pets. Let’s celebrate the joy and healing that our furry friends bring into our lives. 


Julie Hinton-Green



About the author:

Julie Hinton-Green

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Julie Hinton-Green is a Reiki and Energy therapist who is also certified in Timeline Therapy, NLP, hypnosis. Julie brings inner peace through relieving stress and anxiety by centering, balancing and grounding you. Learn more about Julie here, or connect on Facebook and Instagram.

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