Animals communicate using signals: visual, auditory, chemical (involving pheromones), as well as tactile, touch-based cues. Understanding these signs, identifying body language, and communicating with our animal friends are essential keys to our pets' health and well-being.
The animals in our lives attempt to communicate with us all the time. When our dog barks to alert us of a delivery person outside, they are singing in the language of their people: Bark, bark, bark, hurry up, hey, that same truck is here!
Dogs use body language to communicate the basics. Observing your dog's movements and actions will help you recognize potential problems before they worsen. Dogs use eye contact, lip licking (a sign of anxiety), posture, and tail wagging, and yes, some dogs smile too!
Dogs yawn when they're stressed. According to Turid Rugaas, author of On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals, dogs yawn to calm themselves when confronted with intense situations. She suggests yawning at your dog to provide comfort at stressful moments such as a visit to the vet.
And if you are looking to add a dog to your family, Psychic Advisor Izzy shows you how to turn to astrology to help you find the perfect canine companion.
Animal Communication - Can Anyone Talk to Animals?
Yes! You can talk to animals, and yes, they will share with you. Learning to communicate with animals is merely rediscovering your innate gifts; the ability is already within you.
Our animal companions want to tell us what's going on with them. They want to let us know what they need and enjoy. Our pets want to tell us what's bothering them and if they hurt. They want to show their joy and love and alert us to changes in their health (and sometimes even our health).
Many animals have extraordinary perceptions well beyond our abilities. We are not more intelligent than them, only different. Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation, wrote, "The fact that a dog can smell things a person can't doesn't make him a genius; it just makes him a dog. Humans can see things dogs can't, but that doesn't make us smarter." Such a powerful reminder to be humble and gracious with our animal companions.
Animals are Thinking, Feeling Beings
I'm incredibly fortunate to work from home and spend a lot of time with my cats. I talk to them all the time, and sometimes they answer. "How's your day going? Do you like your breakfast? Did you sleep well?" Often, I'll describe what I'm doing or sing little improvisational Cat Operas to them and about them. My cat Iris (seen in the photo below) even seems to have a favorite song. She comes running when she hears the first magical notes of Luiz Bonfá's "Perdido de Amor."
Always, I tell them how much I love them. I assume my cats understand what I'm saying. Talking to myself, singing to my cats seems a bit eccentric. Still, there are enough of us out there doing the same thing to let me know I'm in good company.
Talking to Our Pets is Entirely Normal
We naturally tend to ascribe thoughts and meanings to our pets. Studies show that talking to animals is a sign of intelligence. According to Nicholas Epley, author of Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, "Anthropomorphizing has been treated as a sign of childishness or stupidity, but it's actually a natural byproduct of the tendency that makes humans uniquely smart on this planet."
A pioneer in the field of Animal communication, Penelope Smith, author of Animal Talk: Interspecies Telepathic Communication and When Animals Speak: Techniques for Bonding with Animal Companions, offers a message regarding mutual trust and acceptance as necessary components of better communication. "It seems strange to me that humans would try to set themselves up as "top dog" instead of relating as a fellow, intelligent being of the human species and showing dogs what we need from them in their role as domestic animal helpers."
How Can Human-Animal Communication Help Me?
As an animal lover, your compassion guides you. You are tuned in and uniquely aware of the behavior and moods of your pet. You have a strong sense of your animal friend, whether a dog, cat, reptile, or bird. You know when they are happy, and you can sense if something is off.
Animal Communicators can connect with animals to receive psychic transmissions from dogs, cats and horses, birds, wildlife, and even animal companions in the spirit realm.
Psychic Source Pet Psychics use their gifts to open a dialogue with your pet and help you find joy and healing with your animal companions.
Animal Communication is a Telepathic Language
Animal Communication is much more than deciphering body language and behavior. It's a calm, intuitive exchange, relaying information between you and your animal friend through observations, pictures, feelings, and mental images.
When we slow down and focus on our intuition, we can more easily connect with our innate ability and find a connection with our animal friends.
8 Tips to Improve Animal Communication
- Be receptive. Pause, take a few minutes to breathe, and clear your mind of background static.
- Be alert and calm. Become aware of your body, posture, and breathing. Relax into the communication space. There is no need to force an outcome.
- Believe. Release fear and your inner doubting dialogue. Trust your intuitive ability. Validate your perceptions and impressions.
- Show respect. Animals are our fellow beings, different only in physical form. Offer them reverence and love to make the communication free flowing.
- Listen. Allow communication to take its natural form. You may receive pictures, feelings, thoughts, and impressions. Words may follow. Embrace your willingness to learn from all creatures. Become familiar with your manner of welcoming information.
- Practice. Step away from your day-to-day routine, and release expectations. Work with different animals and situations.
- Be Peaceful. Conveying strong emotions can block reception. Remain innocent and non-judgmental.
- Give thanks and show gratitude. Yes, offer a treat, a hug, a belly rub. Be willing to learn and discover!
The Emotional and Physical Benefits of Talking to Animals
The presence of a pet in our lives motivates us to get up and move and gives us a reason to talk to someone. We open our hearts when we share time with animals. They are perfectly non-judgmental and beings of pure love.
Animals are good for our health. We get more exercise, joy, and companionship. Studies also suggest that oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, the happiness brain chemicals, increase while the bad cortisol decreases. When we interact with a friendly animal, our cells release specific molecules and hormones that benefit the brain and mind.
There is something so soothing about being awakened by the gentle sound of purring. A cat's purr is not only relaxing, but research shows that the cat's purr has healing properties. Researchers found that a cat's purr frequency is between 25 and 140Hz. A frequency found therapeutic for bone growth and healing, pain relief and repair, and improved mobility.
Horses are intelligent and highly sensitive. They offer nonverbal communications, such as ear positioning, swishing tails, and nose-to-nose welcome to connect. Horses also can mirror the feelings of their handler or rider. Research confirms the benefits of equine therapy. Connecting with horses alleviates stress and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Studies show that memory, learning, and cognitive performance improve for preschool children when tested in the presence of therapy dogs.
Animal Communication connects humans and their animal companions psychologically, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Anyone who loves animals can learn to speak with them effectively. We need only slow down, listen, and allow the connection.
Animals want to share their wisdom with us. They greet us when we come home; they show contagious excitement and joy. When you embrace your natural ability to talk with animals, you can better understand their needs. You will know what your pet wants from you and relax into a more profound understanding and companionship.
Thanks for reading. I'm so glad we're on this journey together! - Moira