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


“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

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 won’t come back in time for you to leave the house?
Do you have a hard time getting your cat in before dark?

Ready to learn one easy way to deal with these?

Teach your pet time!

Really! Why would you want your animals to know time?

For one, it’ll make your life easier, case closed.
But also, it can help particularly anxious animals, and routine-driven animals.

I know, you may think I’m crazy to suggest that animals can know time, but stay with me. I’m not expecting them to look at a clock and paw out that it’s 4:15pm, but they are capable of understanding what an hour is, or overnight is, and I have many success stories to back this up.

Once you’ve introduced your animals to time, you’ll see how invaluable it is for keeping order and harmony in your life, and in the home.

The concept was suggested to me by a previous teacher so I wanted to try it for myself. My first experience was with cat-sitting my daughter’s two cats, Chloe and Lily. Chloe was a true explorer and hunter that cost me hours of worry. (In retrospect I could have used a GPS tracker or Catio, but then I wouldn’t have gained this important insight.) Within days I trained Chloe to check in with me every 20 minutes!

What else have I used time teaching for? I’ve stopped my cat Roxy from waking me every morning between 3:00 and 4:00am, I’ve helped a client stop their dog and cat from begging for dinner until it really is dinner time, I’ve helped another client calm a very anxious dog (separation issues) now that he knows how long it will be before momma is back home, and numerous clients use it to help keep their wandering animals close to home and back inside before dark!

How to teach time to your animals – step by step.

Begin by telling them often how long something is. This is key: in order for them to start to grasp the concept of time they need to see how it applies in everyday life. For example: dinner is in one hour; I’m going to watch TV for 30 minutes; let’s take a 20-minute walk; I’m going to bed at 10:00pm; George will be here in about 2 hours; I will be gone for 2 nights; I’m taking a 15-minute bath; my alarm will go off at 7:00am; our favorite TV show is on at 8:00pm…I think you get the idea here – just start by telling them how long everything is as well as if something happens at a specific time.

Next – start asking them to do something for a specified amount of time or by a certain time. For example, with Chloe I said “Be back in 20 minutes.” When they come back be sure to correct them and let them know the actual time spent. “Chloe, that was 30 minutes, I need you back sooner, in 20 minutes.” Continue to correct: “Chloe, that’s 15 minutes, you can have 5 more minutes before checking in.” Constantly correct them so they know where they stand – too long or too short an amount of time. They will become consistent. It may take a day or a week or 3 weeks, but it will happen if you are consistent with your end of the training. cat with head cocked

For Roxy and the bed, I combined time with saying what I want: “Roxy, stay asleep or in the living room until 7:00am.” (Never say “don’t wake me up” – that is covered here.) If Roxy jumped on me before 7:00am I would let her know, “It’s only 5:00am; stay asleep or in the living room for 2 more hours.” Again, it wasn’t immediate but she learned pretty quickly to let me be until I told her it was okay. I don’t always get up at the same time, so I would say “until the alarm goes off,” which works just as well.

Finally – repeat as needed. Once you establish the concept of time, it’s just a matter of correcting their response when asked to complete a timed assignment. Correct and praise is the pattern from here on out!

How does this help an anxious dog? By knowing Momma is coming back in 2 hours and not an undetermined amount of time or maybe never, maybe being abandoned – again! If they know it’s a short period, it’s much more manageable. I encourage you to be honest with your anxious animals when it comes to the length of time you’ll be gone. If they have a good idea what 2 hours is and that is what you’ve told them, at 3, 4 or 5 hours they will begin to wind up and be overly anxious every time you go out again. I know sometimes things get delayed, so if you get home late, explain why you were home late. Even apologize and explain – they do understand more than you may realize! (Read more on that here.)

To put an end to the early dinner begging – same principle. Let them know how long before dinner (“Still 90 minutes before dinner”), and in fact even if they aren’t begging for dinner, let them know if it’s coming up in 30 minutes at 5:00pm, just to help reiterate the time concept.

Pets come into our homes with no concept of time as humans use it, so just like children we need to introduce them to it, and they learn. Try it out – it really can shift a household when you can tell them that you’ll be done at your desk in 60 minutes and they go lay down instead of staring and whining at you for 30 minutes until you give in!

dog napping next to bed

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

Chores for Your Pets: Why Every Animal Needs An Assignment

By on February 27, 2017

Do you have a bored dog or cat at home? One way to tell they’re bored is that they might be mischievous or even destructive. Not because they‘re bad, but just because they are bored. This is one of several reasons

And Baby Makes…Four? Preparing Your Dog for the Baby

By on February 14, 2017

7 Critical Tips to Prepare Your Dog for Baby – BEFORE the Baby Arrives! I get these calls a lot: new parents needing help with their dogs.  The same dog that was once the light of their life and center

confused dog

What’s Happening? Keeping Pets in the Know

By on January 23, 2017

Would you get upset if your spouse brought home a new baby without asking? Or if you suddenly got dropped off at daycare for two weeks, instead of just one day like normal? I think you probably would be upset,

Well, Just What Were You Expecting? Be Aware of Your True Expectations

By on January 19, 2017

Ready for a test? Imagine you live in your home with a sweet adult dog. He’s been very good about going outside to potty all of his life until he got sick, then he started using the rug by the