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Shepherd

Service is a noble calling and there are many ways that we can be of service. Allow yourself the freedom of being who you are. You will be surprised where it will take you.
-German Shepherd

Shepherd Meaning and Messages

In this case, the Shepherd symbolism is reminding you that you are never alone in this world. Furthermore, this spirit animal shows you that your family and friends are essential allies in everything you do and any goal you choose to achieve. Notably, you can also find tranquility and peace in solitude. Thus, the Shepherd meaning emphasizes that being a friend to yourself is just as important.

Similar to the Falcon, Shepherd symbolism is asking you to be alert to the small changes around you. Therefore, observation is critical in knowing exactly when to act or to make that next move toward your goals. Also, you must keep a close eye on those you care for and be of assistance if at all possible. It is also possible that the Shepherd meaning is letting you know that all they need is a friendly ear.

When you encounter a Police Dog, the Shepherd symbolism reveals to you that it is not up to you to decide what is right or wrong for others. In other words, everyone finds their balance of moral integrity, and in doing so, must walk their path. The only way you can lead them through this is by setting the example. However, make sure that you are clear with what your principals are first.

**Note: This post deals with primarily the German Shepherd. However, it does also include the Australian, Pyrenean, Belgian, and the Belgian Malinois of the herding group of dogs.

Shepherd Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Shepherd totem are people of integrity and place a lot of honor in their role as a guardian of morality. They are very protective of those close to them. Folks with this spirit animal are also extremely loyal during hardship and challenging circumstances. Similar to the raccoon, they have a love for puzzles. They also love journeys, especially those involving spiritual quests. These people also tend to judge themselves harshly for any perceived mistake. Therefore, one of their most painful lessons is self-forgiveness in all matters.  People with the Shepherd totem will often seek out careers that are of service to humanity. They will also find themselves drawn to coaching sports activities for children. Their herding instincts will serve them well with this.

Those folks with the Police Dog totem will have the added challenge of being very concerned with ethics and integrity.  They consider themselves a guardian of morality and, as such, will find themselves being the judge and jury of everything. Folks with this power animal will also continually replay their interactions with others in their mind, and judge their actions within it.

Shepherd Dream Interpretation

When you have a Shepherd dream, it highlights your protective instincts and attentiveness to your current situation. The vision is letting you know that you can see things through with courage and intelligence. In other words, trust your instincts.

Alternatively, a Shepherd dream in which you are training this Dog suggests that you are open to new ideas and or easily influenced by others. You may merely be seeking some reassurance.

When you dream of a Police Dog, make sure that you are not judging yourself. Self-criticism will slow down any progress you have made toward your goals. If the Police Dog is chasing you, then you need to release your feelings of guilt. In other words, let go and move on.

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  • I agree with Jack above...I've had my first German Shepherd, Ebba Lou, for almost 3 years now and she has changed my life. She is my best friend who is by my side every day and sleeps on my bed each night. She knows what is going on with me or my kids on a level I've not yet experienced with any animal. I feel blessed to have her come into my life.

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  • I have (2) GSD 'S & I believe they are the most honorable of all companions , I cannot express the depth they show when times are tough, the best friend is my older 110 lb Ajax, at 3 yrs he's beau tiful & helps me do everything!

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    • Wait jack no way are you in Utah I wonder why your on this site???

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