When I first started treating Rosie, she had an ear infection, allergies, and overall anxiety -- licking paws and flank.  A rough coat shar pei, Rosie is very sensitive and usually doesn't like being touched by people she doesn't know.  However, she accepted distant Reiki for our first session and warmed up to me after that.  Since then, with each successive treatment at Rosie's house, I was able to do more hands-on work, after which Rosie would give me a warm greeting as if I was her long lost friend.  After several treatments, many of her symptoms eased.