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Archetype: Rebel-Outlaw

By on May 17, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first.
Rebels and outlaws may have an honorable goal initially, but they aren’t very good at following the rules. In fact, there are times you may think they break the rules for no other reason than “it’s a rule.” Yes, this might be the cat that looks at you as it pushes the vase off the table or the dog that tears into your slipper at your feet. The truth is, they don’t have a lot of respect for rules, and if you have a rebel in your house, you’ve probably seen it over and over again, to the point of frustration.

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On the good side of having a rebel/outlaw – you have a leader waiting to be molded for the good instead of bad. They are afraid of being powerless, so letting them lead others in well-monitored adventures will play on their desire to be a leader on the edge. Keep an eye on them though, as they will take risks without thought or concern.
Because they believe in breaking rules, know you are going to have to stick with the rules. There is no room for no-follow-through with a rebel. They will continue to test the boundaries, and as tired as you may get from it, you need to stay firm. A rebel that makes their own rules will likely lead to disaster in the home.
As mentioned earlier, a good job for a rebel/outlaw is being a closely monitored leader, or something that appears to give them the radical freedom they seek. It’s okay for you to use very specific, consistent actions to let them think they’re breaking the rules. Maybe let them think they’re getting away with sitting in the front seat when in fact you never had a rule they couldn’t. Don’t tell them they’re breaking the rule, don’t acknowledge it at all, or it may lead to other rule breaking.
They may try to shock you with their actions – be prepared and always respond with low energy; don’t allow them to get you all riled up! Try to be as matter-of-fact as possible when they’ve done something destructive or shocking. Employ the necessary consequences, but do it without big energy.
Endurance training is often good for them, as are pack walk activities. Help them succeed by playing up their desire to be a leader living on the edge. Watch out for the risk-taking, and if they’re being a bad influence on the other animals, and minimize that behavior.
Just as people are, that’s how the animals are, different archetypes emerge at different times. Pay attention to the strongest qualities that your animal shows, and remember to play up or down the different qualities as needed.
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Archetype: Hero-Rescuer-Savior

By on August 8, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. The highly esteemed Hero! Dogs like Lassie and St. Bernards might come to mind, or Rin Tin Tin and Joey, and

Archetype: Caregiver-Helper-Supporter

By on August 1, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. Caregiver/helper animals are often such sweet pets! One tell-tale behavior of theirs is to comfort you when you cry or are

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Archetype: Explorer-Seeker-Wanderer

By on July 25, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. Your explorer/wanderer is likely very hard to contain! They may love to sit and be loved for most of the day,

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Archetype: Lover-Partner-Friend

By on July 18, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. Lovers can have aspects of many of the archetypes in them, but mainly they just Love! They love you, and they

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Healing/Helping Modalities: EFT aka Tapping

By on July 11, 2017

I want to take a quick break from the Archetype series to talk about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as Tapping. Why tap? Tapping removes blocks. It’s a way to move forward in your life without emotional baggage keeping

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Archetype: Creative-Expressive

By on June 20, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. It’s hard for some people to imagine that animals might be creative or artistic, and it’s true they don’t take pen

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Archetype: Ruler (King/Queen)

By on June 13, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. Which of your animals thinks, no – knows, they are the one in charge? They believe they make the rules and

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Archetype: Teacher-Mentor-Wise One

By on June 6, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. Teacher animals are great to have in a house or foster facility to help convey the house expectations to the new

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Archetype: Comedian-Joker

By on May 12, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. The comedian/joker/trickster archetype loves to have fun! They really want to live in the moment with full enjoyment. If you have