Books

Two must-read titles for animal lovers

Terri Steuben has been listening to animals all of her life.  She shares her insight and experiences in two wonderful books. 


Secrets of a Pet Whisperer: Stop Telling Your Animals to Misbehave

Animals think humans do a poor job of communicating! In Secrets of a Pet Whisperer: Stop Telling Your Animals to Misbehave,  Terri shares the simple communication technique she developed for her  clients around the world and has taught to owners of dogs, cats, horses,  birds, hamsters, snakes, pigs and other animals.


You will learn how to use Terri’s “Talking  Pictures” so you can start sending clear messages that your pets will  understand. She shares the basics of human-animal communication and the  over-used phrases and commands you should always avoid. She describes  the exact combination of words and thoughts that will enable you to  correct bad behaviors like barking, jumping, chewing, kicking and  scratching.


In addition, Terri gives advice on what to  say in both everyday situations, such as leaving for work or going for a  walk, and in special circumstances, like moving or taking your pets on  vacation. She provides specific instructions on how to prepare for an  emergency and help your pets survive a disaster. She also describes  communication concerns at the various stages of an animal’s life.


Terri’s insight and advice will give you an  appreciation of how animals think and react to what you say…and to what  you don’t say. You will discover how effective the right words and  thoughts can be. Put Terri’s powerful communication approach to the  test. You will see their behavior in a new light, help them be good  instead of bad, and deepen the bonds you have with your pets.



Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories

In her second book, Terri  shares what the animals told her about Hurricane Katrina and “the day the water came.”


Terri kept a journal of her experiences with The Humane Society of the United States in the summer of 2005, as she found and rescued animals in the muddy rubble of New Orleans. Dogs, cats, horses and other creatures that survived Katrina talked to her about their despair, confusion, determination and, ultimately, freedom.


For the first time, you can read the pets’ perspective and their stories of triumph—thanks to Terri, a gifted animal communicator and trained disaster responder.


Along with volunteers and professionals from all over the U.S. and Canada, Terri came into what many described as a “war zone” and searched through flooded streets and houses for animals that survived the flooding. Those pets endured days and nights of heat, humidity, fear and loneliness—often without food and water—until they could be rescued and taken to safety.


Terri’s ability to talk telepathically to animals, her disaster training and her experience working with aggressive dogs made her a valuable asset to the response team. She served alongside firefighters, National Guardsmen, veterinarians and animal control officers to locate and help the pets.


“While all of our team members exhibit a variety of talents, Terri possesses something more—the ability to communicate with animals. She has a way of communicating that seemed to put them at ease, making capture and subsequent handling go even more smoothly.” writes Eric Sakach, HSUS incident commander and senior law enforcement specialist, in the book’s foreword.


That’s because Terri heard what the pets were saying: “I’m over here on top of the refrigerator!” “Is it safe to go with you?” “My head hurts.” “Do you have food?” “Mom said to stay here until she gets back.” “I can leave my yard?” “Fresh air!” “I made it!”


You’ll read—in their own words—the stories of…

 • The dog who roamed the streets for food and took mouthfuls back to a little buddy who couldn’t leave their house

 • The cat that broke into a kitchen cupboard to get to food and lived quite nicely on toaster pastries

 • The guard dog who didn’t want to be rescued because he needed to stay and keep his house safe, only to finally get outside and realize most of it had washed away

 • The white horse that waited patiently for weeks for her daddy to find her, and almost broke down the stall when she sensed him coming up the road

 • The cats that rationed food and water to make it last, just like their mom told them to do

 • The 500-pound pig that weathered the storm and danced with her mama and papa in the backyard

• The fighting dog that wouldn’t fight and was chained under a house without food or water for more than three weeks, then was saved so he could be adopted by a caring, new owner


There’s sadness and joy in these amazing stories. These courageous animals lived through a nightmare and never gave up. There’s also much to learn from them about what our pets think and feel, how strong and resourceful they can be, and the depth of the loyalty and love they have for us. Their words will inspire you and help you better understand the needs and behavior of all animals.