It’s All About The Tone
Earlier today, I attended a lunch presentation entitled “It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s HOW You Say It”. The presenter, Barb Teicher of etc., an executive coaching company based in the KC area, spoke about all the aspects of communication, other than our words, that determine how effectively we communicate with others.
Although the presentation was about communication between humans, some aspects hold true when communicating with our pets. The jury is still out on just how many words our pets really understand, but it is very easy to tell how pets react to our tone of voice.
When we speak in a harsh tone to pets, they often will shrink away from us. The same words said in a kinder tone produce a much more positive reaction.
Think before you speak, you’ll like the results!