Recently I was having lunch with a friend and we were talking about a favorite subject:  dogs. My friend mentioned one of her dogs would sit on the floor staring intently and directly at her – at times his gaze was so direct she found it unnerving. She always felt the dog could understand what she was saying, and that the dog had words of wisdom to tell her. “If only he could talk,” my friend lamented. Well, I had great news for her…

Animals can, and do, talk. Welcome to the wonderful world of animal communication!

In this remarkable, captivating world, we may not only talk to the animals, but listen to what they have to say. We then begin to understand the world from the animal’s point of view. Are you astonished to learn that your animal companion (living or deceased) eagerly awaits the chance to converse with you and may have messages for you? You’re not alone. Most people are not aware of the bridge that exists between the human and animal worlds, much less how to traverse it.

What is Animal Communication?

Animal communication is connecting to and developing a relationship with animals using our sense of intuition.

Intuition can also be referred to as a ‘hunch,’ a ‘gut feeling,’ or a ‘coincidence.’

Some people refer to it as that ‘still, small voice’ you hear in your head on occasion – like when you can’t find your car keys and you get that nagging feeling to check your son’s coat pocket. You check the pocket, and voilà, there they are!

Our intuition helps us in our daily life, and we can also learn to purposefully and consciously use it to communicate with the animals in our lives, be they the animals with whom we share our homes, the animals in the wild, or animals who are deceased.

How Animal Communication Works

In animal communication we use our intuition to tap into the link the animals have already established with us.

Intuitive information most often comes to us through our 5 senses – we often get ‘a feeling’ we should or should not do something; at times we will see pictures in our mind’s eye; or we will hear that still, small voice in our head. We will sometimes smell odors that aren’t present or even pick up a physical or emotional feeling that we know is not ours.

Have you ever, out of the blue, pictured an empty water dish only to discover when you check it that it is indeed empty? Or how about have you ever just thought about taking your dog for a walk and your dog immediately runs to the door, eager and ready to go?

If so, that’s animal communication and you’re already doing it!

Benefits of Animal Communication

There are many benefits to animal communication, including:

  • Learning about life directly from your pet’s perspective
  • Deepening and improving your relationship with animals
  • Learning about potential health issues before they become serious problems
  • Understanding your pet’s needs and feelings
  • Preparing your pet for upcoming changes, i.e. a move, a vacation, a change in schedule
  • Assisting in finding a lost animal
  • Preparing both the human and animal in the death and dying process
  • Connecting with deceased animal companions

5 Ways You Can Start Communicating With Animals

The marvelous thing about animal communication is that everyone can communicate with animals – you don’t need to be psychic or have any kind of ‘special’ gifts.

Here are some ways YOU can get started communicating with your own animals now:

  1. When you leave your house, tell your pets you’ll be leaving and you’ll be coming back. Ask if they would like to help while you are gone, perhaps guarding the house, barking when someone goes by the house or watching out for squirrels, This needs to be something they already know how to do and enjoy doing.
  2. When you return, ask your pets how it went while you were gone. Pay attention to any impressions you receive.
  3. Your pet understands: be sure your words and feelings are in sync. If they are not, your pet will pick up on your feelings, not your words.
  4. Create a picture in your mind’s eye of what you would like Rover to be doing – perhaps it is sitting patiently while you put the leash on him. Send that picture to Rover; with practice you’ll be astonished at the results!
  5. Talk to your pets, whether you’re talking out loud or in your mind. Connect with them; it’s all about relationship and that’s what they want with us.

Learning to communicate with animals is a truly life changing experience, for both you and the animals. The next time you have that ‘gut feeling’ that Rover is trying to get your attention, I invite you to take the time and discover what Rover has on his mind.

If you are intrigued with animal communication and would like to explore more, this page is a good starting place.

Janet Roper is an animal communicator, educator, animal advocate, blogger and author. She is cheerfully owned and managed by two cats and one dog. You can find out more about Janet and animal communication at JanetRoper.com