4 tips on asking your pets questions in an animal communication session

How to talk with your dog

There are SO many things we wish we could ask our animal friends. However, narrowing our list down and asking the questions we do have, will go a long way in getting the most from your session.

1. Ask open ended questions

The best questions to ask your animals are open ended, rather than yes or no type questions. For example, "Does she like her new food?", is a perfectly valid question that will offer us a one... maybe two-word answer. However, to fish a bit more information out of our animals regarding her new food, we might try asking, "Can she tell me about her thoughts and feelings on her new food?"


2. Avoid asking them “just stop it"

Wouldn't it be sweet, to be able to ask someone to tell our pet to stop doing those things that are driving us mad. To stop peeing on the floor, stop biting the other dog, stop barking, stop stealing food, etc. But that is not how animal communication works! In part because that is simply not how a collaborative friendship works! Imagine, if your spouse, parent, sister had someone to stop by and tell you to stop doing that one thing you do that they don't like.

Most of the things challenging things our pet' do... (like the yipping, my dog is doing right now as I type) is their way of saying, "Hey, human! Something is "off" here. Help me fix it!"

When we really want to ask them to just stop doing..... that thing that drives us crazy, we can refer back to question #1, above and ask an inquisitive open-ended question, like the very question I am about to ask my dog friend....  "Hey there, Sue. I see something is not quite right for you. Can you tell me about what you are feeling right now and what you feel you need from me?"  


3. Ask body and location specific questions

When asked the right questions, animals can share with animal communicators specific feelings of exactly what they feel, where they hurt and the kind of pain they have. However, like us animals often feel a lot going on in their body. If you notice your animal is in pain and want to know more, try asking location specific questions like, “Can you tell me about what you notice in your knees?” Or “Can you tell me how you feel when you breathe?” This narrows down the question and attention of the animal communicator.

Know too, that not all animals know what they need. Just like some of us people, we just know that it hurts and we don't like it but we don’t know what will help.


4. Ask your pet what they are here to do in this life 

Just like us humans, most animals have a pretty good idea about what their role is in life and the family, what their job is for their person and what it is they are here on earth to learn about. And, it is not always as cut and dry as "to serve and protect" as one might assume. 

Just like humans, animals role's and job's vary and can be as rich as our soul's purpose here on earth. 

Sometimes animals are here to help us lighten up and to learn about how to create levity. Sometimes they are here to learn how to trust and receive care when they are ill or at the end of their life. An animal communication session can help you better understand what your animal is here to learn and you might just be surprised at their answer!


About Joanna

Joanna is the author of  Energetic Boundaries 101. She is a shamanic practitioner, animal communicator and mentor. She works, writes lives and tends to the important matters of spirit-energy with playful, transparency and honesty. 

She works with clients all over the globe from her healing studio that is lovingly nestled between Mt Baker and the Salish sea, in Bellingham, WA. 


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