As a metaphor, the pied piper name is used to describe a
charismatic individual who attracts followers. This image is
one of the pied puppers we have within hart. He has been
dubbed so because it is hard to find him without a string of rescue
puppies and dogs following behind him.
Have you ever noticed that certain people calm and attract
dogs? Often assigned to a vibe that they give off,
these are people who can pet dogs that usually do not let strange
people near. That vibe is likely a combination of mannerisms
and frame of mind. Your tone of voice, speed of movement and
self confidence around dogs is tangible and often frames your
interaction. I know of one individual who loves dogs, but
talks very loud, carries on in a blustery fashion and has a
childhood fear of dog bites. While he interacts with most
dogs, they tend to recoil, even if highly socialized.
Experts often say that dogs respond to our feelings. When
we are calm, confident and have positive intentions dogs have a way
of sensing that. This is a definite bonus in a rescue
situation. Not all dogs at the time of rescue are calm, but
certainly having rescuers who exhibit leadership, confidence,
kindness and respect make all the difference to the dogs. The
Pied Pupper is surely not alone!