Animal Communication

jackprayerDoes your pet need a therapist?

They talk, I listen.  Then You and I discuss solutions.

So what can I help you with?

Here are just a few recent examples of why my clients call me:

  • Integrate a newly-blended family of cats and rabbits
  • Re-establish the harmony between 7 cats in a home after finding the underlying reason for sudden fights
  • Assist the person in knowing if it was time for her dear dog to transition and if the dog wanted help to do so
  • Help locate and calm a lost cat
  • Find out how the dogs felt about a new romantic relationship and possible relocation
  • Prepare both dogs and cats for a visit to the vet and what to expect

“Thank you for all the help you gave me. There has already been a huge difference in all our lives”

Are you ready for a peaceful shift in your household?  If so, contact me or schedule an appointment here.

Most appointments are completed by phone, in some situations I may come to your home.

About Animal Communication:

Our animals play very special roles in our lives, and miscommunication between you can seem to make everything a little more difficult.

I help people understand the animals in their life, whether they are cats, dogs, horses, pigs, cows – or any other.

Are you wondering what is going on with your animal companion?

My clients have many reasons to call me:

  • explanation for a recent behavior change
  • check in on health needs
  • reconnect, answer lasting questions with a deceased pet
  • assist in blending of new animal families
  • discover what they need or want from us, their people

“Jack took your advice the other day…next day he was back to his old self…he wags his tail a lot more again and barks “   A.L.

Animals communicate with each other sending thoughts, images, feelings even physical feelings, and with practice, we humans can re-establish our ability to communicate with them.  “Talking” with an animal is very gratifying, and helping the human understand why a behavior exists is even more rewarding. Animal communication helps relieve  the animal of any unsettling events from the past, often resulting in a “miraculous” behavior change.

During an Animal Communication I will help you to understand things as your animal does.  You will understand their decisions better, and you can make your choices accordingly knowing why they respond to you in certain ways.

I am a graduate of, and was on faculty at, Communication With All Life University. I now teach workshops and seminars across the nation to further my goal of creating a better world for animals.

Karen, we really appreciate your giftedness, and sharing it with us and the animals! Karen provided us with an amazing reading of our 2 dogs who had passed on awhile back. Not only did she read both dogs to a ‘T’, she also reported images that only our dogs could have shared! Karen, thank you so very much for conveying messages to and from our girls and for respecting, honoring and sharing in the remarkable relationships that we had with them! “ Pat A

Animal Communication Sessions

I can communicate with your animal via a private phone session, a private in-house appointment or as part of a group such as a doggie daycare or barn session.

During a private phone session you email a photo of the animal to me and we arrange a time to talk on the phone.  This can be very helpful for behavioral, training and health challenges and is a great opportunity to deepen your connection with your animal companion.

In some cases animal communication is just the start, to restore harmony there may also be a need for training, veterinary care or body/energy work.

Click here to set an appointment or Contact Me for more information

CLIENT COMMENTS

“I wanted to thank you for insights regarding Clancy…it is a relief that he is happy.”  NR

“Karen… how to exclaim my accolades of your work! I am eternally grateful for the “work”/ love you offered my kitty Katie and she is completely mobile and eating me out of house and home! YES! She meows a lot.   Loving your work,”  LD

Yours, Mine and Ours – Blending Your Animal Families

By on March 28, 2017

6 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Any time you are combining households with animals, there is preparation to be done to make the transition as easy as possible on your pets (and everyone!).

We prepare our children for big changes, and we need to be just as aware of the impact a new house and family members will have on our animals.

cat on window blindsDogs, being more mobile, have often already met the new family, and maybe even spent the night, but it’s still important to help them understand a permanent change is coming vs just a short sleepover.

As I say, over and over, regularly talk, out loud, to your animals about the upcoming move. Why? Because every time you talk about it, you create pictures that help them understand what’s happening. Read more about the words you choose here.

Then start considering these 6 ideas:

1. Where is everyone sleeping?

Talk about this with your people partners before anyone moves. Some animals are quite sensitive about having their own space, while others love slumber party mode. You probably have a good idea how your animals are, so for their sake (and yours), set up living and sleeping arrangements thoughtfully. If your cat is afraid of dogs, give her a dog-free zone to rest peacefully.

Be sure to explain the living arrangements to all the animals, especially when there are new expectations, and expect them to follow the new rules. Read up on expectations here.

2. Meeting on neutral ground
When possible, have the animals meet on neutral ground the first time. This applies only to the happily mobile pets of course; don’t take a car-anxious cat or bird out just for the sake of meeting, as they will be in no position to appropriately assess their new housemates. On neutral ground the animals can meet and check each other out more thoroughly when one isn’t considered a turf intruder.

3. Getting used to the new smells
Although you always carry the scent of your animals with you, it might be a good idea to bring a full-fledged smelly blanket or toy to the other animal to check out. HOWEVER, don’t just throw it on the ground and walk away. This is, again, a time for you to fill the animal in on the upcoming situation. “Fido, this is Fluffy’s blanket that she sleeps on. Fluffy will be coming to live here in three weeks. She is an older cat and might not want to interact with you much, but she will be here and will stay here forever, so I want you to get familiar with her before she arrives.”

As often as possible, let the animal know details of the other – and NEVER say ‘bad’ things about the other, only the good qualities you want to play up in the new dynamic.

Similarly, you also tell Fluffy what is happening: “Fluffy, I took your blanket so Fido could smell it. I told him what a sweet cat you are and that you will want to spend time alone,” etc.

Talk! talk! talk! Reassure them how nice it will be to have a bigger family, and give the reasons why.cat and dog friends

4. Special “Pet” Time

Set up “dates” on a regular basis for one-on-one time with your pets doing one of their favorite activities. It might be uninterrupted play time for 10 minutes, or maybe cuddling alone without the other intruders bullying their way in, or even grooming if it’s something your animal loves to do. This helps to show them they are still loved and recognized to have unique needs. I frequently have an animal client say “I wish it could be just us on the walk again.” Even when they all get along swimmingly, recognize their desire for connection with just you.

5. Designated Family Time

Just like individual dates, it’s also important to integrate all the animals together in common activities. If they all have different ideas of fun, then rotate but include everyone as much as possible. Playtime with my three cats rotates to include the one that loves to chase the string, the one that believes she’s a fierce bird catcher, and the one that prefers her critters to be creepy and crawly. They all join in each activity, until two of them get bored, and then it usually ends up being one-on-one time for one of the cats.

6. Consistency of the People

Sometimes the hardest part of blending families is getting all the PEOPLE on the same page! Everyone needs to agree on house rules for the animals. The animals are no dummies; they will follow the path of least resistance to get what they want, and they know who to go to to get it! (cue: dog begging at dinner table) Help everyone understand why the rules are as they are so you get buy-in. Inconsistency can lead to overall behavior issues, so stop them before they start! More information about consistency here.

Following these simple suggestions can help a move be enjoyable instead of anxious. If you look at the situation from your pets’ point of view, you’ll understand better what they’ll need to make the transition easier.

Above all else, communicate – clearly and often. The more they know, the more prepared they’ll be!

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The Innocent, The Mystic, The Saint

By on April 26, 2017

Remember, we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes, please read this first. Is your pet an Innocent, Mystic, Saint archetype? Examples of this archetype include Hounds, Bichon Frises, and Spaniels. Here are some

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Archetype: The Regular Guy or Gal/The Good Neighbor

By on April 18, 2017

(Remember we are more than one archetype. If you haven’t read my information about archetypes in general, please read this first.) Do you have an animal that just loves to hang out with you and the rest of the family members?

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Making the Most of Your Pet’s Archetype

By on April 11, 2017

Will knowing your pet’s archetypes help your relationship? I believe it will. But first, what is an archetype? It’s similar to a personality or characteristic, but it’s deeper; it’s what moves and defines us at our core. There are several theories about

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Consistency in the Home Creates Harmony

By on March 21, 2017

Would your pet consider you the fun one or the task master? In other words, do they get away with more when you are in the house or out of the house? Just like children, pets will behave according to

The Time of Our Lives – Teach Your Pets to Tell Time!

By on March 14, 2017

Are you tired (literally) of your cat jumping on you at 4:00am? Do the animals start begging for dinner over an hour before mealtime? Are you afraid that if you let your pet out before you leave for work they