You know that your animal tries to tell you things every day. However, what if you don’t know how to spot a bad habit that comes from a reaction to emotional trauma, or whether they are experiencing physical pain, illness or discomfort? Even the most caring, loving owners mistakenly do things all the time that adversely affects their animals.

That’s why if you go to a vet or a trainer before you have a discussion with them, you can actually hurt them! They may wind up being misdiagnosed or mistreated, because they could be in reaction to an emotional, mental or management problem that has nothing to do with a physical problem.

Do you know something is wrong with your horse or dog, but you haven’t been able to discover what it is, or how to resolve it? Maybe it’s a behavior problem, training issue, you’re having trouble advancing to the next training level, you suffer performance anxiety (or your horse or dog does)? Maybe you are struggling with a mystery lameness issue or health problem?

How do you know what is really wrong unless you communicate directly with your animal?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get inside your animals head, if you could understand them, what they are thinking or feeling, why they do the things they do? Listen to their wisdom? Share their experiences? Ask them to help you help them by becoming a willing participant in problem resolution?

I also bet that you didn’t know that your own emotional, physical, mental and energetic issues are affecting your animals? That’s right. Your own imbalances, mental and emotional states of being, physical health or illness, personal tragedies, traumas and woundings affect them dramatically at many levels.

Often the problems that seem to be coming from your animals are actually your personal issues, because your animal is always reflecting or are in reaction to something you are doing (or not doing). They will react to disturbances in their environment. Or they are simply trying to help you by carrying your own illness within their own body. It has been seen many times where animals carry the same cancers and other diseases and chronic pain that their humans wind up with.

Where to Begin

First: Communicate with your animal directly to get the real issues straight from them. Animals always do what makes sense to them, from their viewpoint. Our first job is to discover what is actually needed and what’s not, what helps and what doesn’t.

Second: Create a plan with their participation outlining how to best resolve the issue based on what they tell us. This could be veterinarian intervention, or it could be a change in management including diet, handling, or training. And, if your animal does need medical assistance, give them a voice to express how they are feeling, what hurts, and to let us know if what your vet or trainer is doing for them is helping them or not.

Third: Address your own emotional, mental and physical issues directly to create more balance, sanity, clarity and peace. Discover how your issues are involved in their problem, and what you can do to change things between you.

I think that we can all agree that being able to communicate effectively with your animal friends is very serious indeed. Because, if you aren’t in alignment with your horse, you can both die! Or your dog could wind up dead because they hurt someone out of fear or misunderstanding, or did something stupid that they didn’t know what the consequences would be, like running in the street or getting hit by a car, or trying to play with the moving stick on the ground that turned out to be a snake or possibly eating something that was poison.

Animal communicators are trained and gifted in bridging the communication gap between you and your animal friend. You can also learn how to communicate yourself. There are clues that you can watch out for that will give you a better idea of what your animals are thinking and feeling. Learning to communicate with your loved ones is a not as difficult as you may think.

There are resources available that make this task much easier. Your animal communicator can help you by directing you to available resources and most likely he or she will have created their own learning models that will help you move forward in learning to speak with your animal friends in a way that will have them clearly understanding you. Wouldn’t it be great if you asked your animal friends how they feel that they could actually tell you and you could understand them? That can be a reality for you!


Bio:  Val Heart – Internationally known expert animal communicator, teacher, author & master healer, Val is called The Real Dr Doolittle, & Animal Communicator to the Stars.  Resolving behavior, training, performance, health, working with euthanasia. Free AnimalTalk QuickStart Course, The Real Dr Doolittle (podcast) Show now on iTunes!  For your Complimentary Happy Animal Assessment Session, call (210) 863-7928,  visit

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