Communicating effectively with pets
Mar 26, 2019
You can create a better relationship with your pets and animals by developing better communications with them. This can go a long way in reducing anxiety and stress experienced by your animals (and you). Animal communicators can help you get started. They help animal owners to understand what problems their animals are dealing with and why they are behaving in a certain way.
Speaking to the animals
“Ever since I was a little girl, I’d always been able to speak to the animals,” says Katie from The Wild Healer, a Darwin-based Animal Communicator. “I understood them better than people most of the time. As I am a natural healer, they can sense this and so often I get asked for help. Usually it’s to try to get humans to understand them, but often it’s for a little bit of love and healing.”
Katie works with all animals including dogs, cats, horses and cattle – creating processes unique to each animal and its circumstances. She explains that animals can be complex, but they will always choose to love and be joyous. When there is something wrong, it can be quite apparent in how they communicate with us.
Tips for understanding animals better
She suggests that we can better understand our furry friends through recognising their range of vocalisations, by being present and mindful.
- Learn and familiarise yourself with your animal and their natural instincts and behaviours. Humans expect animals to speak our language, but it is in fact us that should make the effort to understand them.
- Be present with your animal – Put your phone down, stop thinking about external factors like work.
- Be there with them in the moment and give them your attention.
- Disagreeing or ‘acting up’? Did you ever stop to question why your animal is showing resistance to something? We all react to positive or negative experiences differently. To understand your animals better, ask yourself why they don’t like ‘X, Y or Z’ and go from there.