Consider the dog that runs to the door to go for a walk when all you did was think about it. Or the dog that disappears when it’s bath time. The dog that starts dancing around (or moping) when you think about packing for the next dog show or business trip. All you did was think about the impending activity, and they responded. They are sensitive to your thoughts, mental images (projections), emotions and intentions. When it’s about them, they most likely will do an action that confirms they received the message or the energy you projected, consciously or not.
What about those times you’re intensely focused on something like reading a book, working at the computer, or talking on the phone. From (seemingly) nowhere the thought pops in, “I should take Rover for a walk.” Or “it’s time to feed Rover his dinner” (and you weren’t looking at the clock). Where (actually who) do you think the thought came from? You were focused on something completely unrelated. Yes, it came from your dog. How about when you just know there’s something wrong with them but there aren’t any obvious signs? How is it you know they’re not okay? You’re intuitively or telepathically receiving information from them that is not based on body language (although that certainly does provide information at times).
As an Animal Communicator, I telepathically “meet” animals all over the world, even though I live in Texas. (I rarely get to physically meet my clients.) Telepathic communication is not restricted by distance. We all have the ability to telepathically communicate with others, whether animal or human. It’s an innate ability, not something only the gifted few can do. However, as children we were probably told that we didn’t “hear” the dog say that (actually, yes, it did), or that “imaginary” playmate doesn’t really exist (actually, it does), or we couldn’t have “seen” something because the adult didn’t see it (actually, their eyes weren’t focused right). So we close off to the ability because we’re not supported for it. Then at some point we wish we could understand our animal friends better, but we don’t know how.
My path has led me to teaching others how to do that. Fear is what stops most people from exploring this incredible way of connecting with animals. That, and lack of trust in their ability to be accurate as well as what people might think. I point out that they regularly, but perhaps not consciously, communicate with their animal friends. Here’s why. It is practically impossible to live with another being for any length of time without becoming intuitively connected with them. You come to understand things about them that are beyond observing behavior, body language and attitude. Information comes to you telepathically in any number of ways, including words or sounds, thoughtforms, sensations, feelings, images, and a sense of knowing something without knowing how you know it.
After reading that, do you doubt that you telepathically communicate with your dog? I hope not. You receive information from your dog and convey information to them at the telepathic level on a regular basis. You’ve been doing it all along, perhaps just not with intent. Clients often confirm this for themselves when they say, “that’s what I thought but I wasn’t sure if I was making it up”. Communication students have the same concern, so they’re amazed at how accurately they receive information from a live animal or picture of an animal they’ve never met and know nothing about. I am delighted every time the light bulb goes off and they realize they really can do this! It really is an innate ability, not “weird-n-woo-woo” stuff.
I want to share a quick story with you. I talked with a very personable two year old Weimaraner named Dylan who lives in Kansas with his person, Laura. Laura had been showing Dylan in conformation and he was doing pretty well, but there was room for improvement. She asked me to convey to him what was needed, including that he let the judge look at his teeth without fidgeting. I asked him, “Do you have a problem with the judge touching you and looking at your teeth?” He replied, “Yes, a bit. I mean, they don’t live with me so I don’t think they should be touching me like that” [looking at his teeth]. I said, “I understand it’s kind of strange, to have an unknown person do that to you, but it’s harmless. They want to see how pretty and clean your teeth are and how they line up in your mouth.” He very truthfully (and with genuine curiosity) said, “Why? That’s none of their business, is it?”
Dylan had a very valid point, from his perspective! At the end of our conversation, I asked him, “Is there anything you would like to ask, or to add, before we close?” He replied, “Oh, sure! Tell her that I’ll try to do better at that show stuff. I know it means a lot to her, it’s just not easy for me to get into it because it’s not what I want to do. I think it’s kind of silly, really. If people want to see me, they can just come on over, we don’t have to go to those events.” He was quite open to entertaining at home! Dylan didn’t care about points and titles, he just wanted to be sociable. The session helped Laura understand Dylan better, and helped him understand why things happen the way they do in the show ring so he could cooperate instead of react.
Some dogs really love showing, some don’t. If your dog is not performing as you hope, ask yourself whether you can do anything to improve the situation for them, make it more appealing or interesting, or less stressful, or whatever is needed. For Dylan, he needed to understand why the judge wanted to look at his teeth (I explained it to him). He really felt that was an intrusion, and not necessary. He didn’t understand the rules. Explain to your dog what it is you’re asking them to do and why. They aren’t born with the show rules in hand, and some of the things we ask them to do make no logical sense from their perspective. (And if you look at it from their perspective, they don’t!). Explaining to them what’s wanted, and projecting mental images of them doing exactly that, can help them put your requests into context, and perhaps they’ll be more willing to give you the requested response.
Behavioral, emotional, performance and health issues, the euthanasia question, and a myriad of other subjects can be explored via telepathic communication. Lost animals and animals in spirit can be telepathically communicated with as well. There is no limit to how this ability/tool can be helpful and enlightening to you and your dog.
Books, workshops, and teleclasses about animal communication are available worldwide to help you reconnect with this ability. As well, there are professional communicators who can help you and your dog better understand one another, which will deepen your bond in a unique way. I encourage you to suspend any skepticism you may have and explore this fascinating realm with an open mind. If you ultimately choose to experience the benefits and rewards of telepathic communication, whether learning to do this yourself or working with a professional communicator, you may find yourself wondering why you didn’t do it sooner!
Author: Kathleen Bernard
[Published in August 2006 issue of New Zealand Kennel Gazette]