Animals communicate with us a lot. Perhaps your dog will look at you and then look at the door if he wants to go out, or or paw an empty water bowl that needs refilling. One of my dogs used to tell the time very accurately. She liked a carrot treat at 8 pm and would even wake from deep sleep to let us know it was time for her carrot!

My cats will be very clear what they want, of course, they like to rule the roost and shout if they want food, or to be let in or out.

The chickens make different noises according to what is going on for them, with quite a clatter if their food is getting low, or if they hope tasty treats are on offer!

Sometimes though something is wrong* and we can’t work out what it is. This is when employing the services of someone trained to be an animal communicator, like myself, might be useful. I’ve put more information at the bottom of this blog.

*Always get your Vet involved if you have any serious concerns about your animal, this is not to be used for medical conditions or to delay treatment from your vet. DO NOT use any of my suggestions as a substitute for veterinary care.

Body Language

There is quite a lot of material available online or in books about animal body language. One I found useful many years ago, about dog body language, was Turid Rugas’ book ‘On talking terms with dogs – Calming Signals’. It gave me some insight into what was going on from the dog’s perspective.

I took one of my dogs, Chad, to work with one of Turid’s students in the early 1990’s after he’d been attacked by another dog. He had become really scared of strange dogs and went back to his old confident and playful self in a couple of sessions. (I don’t think many people do this work in the UK these days, which is a shame.)

Testing techniques to find out more

Kinesiology (Muscle Testing)

Kinesiology/muscle testing can be used to find out what is going on for your animal. There are whole training courses on how to do this so I won’t cover it here. In brief, you ask your body (or the animal’s body if he/she is present) to respond in one way for ‘yes’ and in another way for ‘no’. Then you run through your questions.

It takes a little practice before you feel you can trust the results. 

Use it to choose between fairly black and white options. For example, you can ask yes/no questions about the animal’s happiness, living conditions, feelings, and wants.


Dowsing with crystal
Dowsing using a crystal pendulum

Dowsing using a pendulum is similar and provides another way of getting indications. With practice, you can even use this to get more than a yes/no answer – perhaps a percentage – to give you a comparison between various options.

I use dowsing to check between different options and even to find missing items.

Dowsing can be with a pendulum or even a bolt on a piece of string providing you can get accurate results. Water diviners use sticks or metal rods to identify the exact position of underground water. The body can be used as well – some people will use thumb and finger rubbed together with ‘sticky’ being now and ‘smooth’ yes. This is quite a big topic so I will cover it elsewhere.

Animal communication

To talk with an animal does require a bit of practice to do so a training course is advisable. I attended training in Animal Communication and EFT run by Catherine O’Driscoll and realised I could already do it – my shamanic skills easily extended out to being able to communicate with an animal. This is useful to find out his or her perspective on life (not medical conditions – for that you need to visit a vet).

I like to have a photograph to work from plus some questions that the owner would like answers for. Once I have gained a connection with the animal I take it from there – it is a conversation.

I write everything down. I try to do minimal interpretation/filtering because I usually do not know the owner or animal personally. In addition to words, I get images, feelings etc. as information so the more accurate I can be the better. The owner needs to be able to relate it back to the real life situation in order to hopefully improve things for the animal.


It delights me that each animal ‘speaks’ differently. They use words in different ways, as we do! One animal will be very chatty, another use a more measured pace of speech. Some have said “fine” a lot and others “OK”. They frame what they say based on how they see life, which is different from us of course.

Typical uses for animal communication:

  • Checking the relationship between the animal and others
  • Finding out if anything is making the animal unhappy (or happy)
  • Getting the animal’s perspective on something

In the animal communication session I can also:

  • Use EFT or shamanic healing remotely
  • Dowse or muscle test to check something e.g. as the animal’s dietary preferences or something else (note this is just indicative at that point in time)

Charges – I don’t need any equipment for this so just charge for my time.

Other services I provide for animals – I do provide bio-resonance for larger animals purely to balance at an energetic level (as I do for humans). All my dogs have pendants on their collars. I am not a vet so I also see the local vet or consult a homeopathic vet. The older dog also has canine massage and acupuncture to keep him going from registered practitioners.

What animals say

For one canine client I got a strong feeling that I couldn’t swallow when I tuned in to him. When I tuned out again it went. I found out later that a couple of days before I spoke with him he’d had an operation  involving a general anesthetic so had experienced a tube down his throat. This explained the sore throat!

Another dog I asked to tell me something that would prove to the owner that I was speaking with him. He said that there were dots all over the walls. I double checked and that was what he said. What? !! The owner laughed like a drain and said she’d got round post-it notes all over her walls with inspirational sayings on them.

What my clients say

He was telling me to sort it out!
“I sought help from Carol when my 5yr old German shepherd, Frankie, was diagnosed with elbow dysplacia. He was prescribed anti-inflammatories by my vet but I was concerned about the side effects these would have long term as he’d need them for life. As an animal communicator Carol connected with Frankie to find out more about how we could help him and what she reported back to me, no one else could possibly have known. For example Carol asked him was there anything he’d like passing onto me and he told her about his bowl needing attention. A few weeks earlier I’d started adding Apple Cider Vinegar to his water bowl and he hated it so much that he refused to drink from it, he was telling me to sort it out! The process isn’t just a discussion, the communicator can be presented with images and feelings too so when Carol asked about where he sleeps and got the feeling of being drafty it made perfect sense as Frankie’s bed is next to the patio doors, living in a barn we have a lot of drafts to deal with. These are just two examples of the session which explored how he feels and what we could do to help him. I subsequently sent a hair sample to Carol and Frankie now wears an e-lybra pendant on his collar which is working to rebalance him both physically and emotionally.”
FL, Norfolk(remote animal communication and eLybra®9 Bio-Resonance)


Catherine O’Driscoll, founder of Canine Health Concern says that “Animals are good-hearted souls. They don’t judge, criticise or condemn.”  She has written some great books, one is a most interesting and useful personal development book for humans called The Animal’s Agenda with help from her animals.

I was pleased to see an article in he Horse and Hound in August 2020 saying how using an animal communicator had allowed a top show jumping horse to perform well again. A conversation performed remotely with the horse had allowed the horse to understand more and when the article had been written had jumped clear rounds ever since!

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