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All they need is speech! This is a phrase we often hear about our pets. Since our furballs cannot speak, service providers offer to understand them for us. How ? Via animal communication. The activity has more and more customers among people who encounter problems with their dogs, cats or horses. Communicators, communicators, interpreters, advisors, practitioners or animal therapists offer their help through intuition, thought or energy. As it grows, the phenomenon raises the question: what does it consist of? Who can carry out this activity? With what diplomas? Does animal intuitive communication have scientific foundations? Update on a growing practice.

What is animal communication?

Animal communication aims to make contact with an animal of any species and to communicate with it telepathically, face to face or remotely. Also called intuitive communication, telepathic communication or psychic communication with animals, its objective is multiple: to establish a link to improve the relationship between animals and humans, identify the cause of a problem or transmit a message. The exchange does not necessarily take place with words but with a common language allowing understanding (sensation, impression, etc.). The animal communicator thus offers to dialogue with the animal, to understand its concerns, to identify its ailments and to serve as an intermediary with the owner for the sharing of information.

In what cases is animal communication used?

​Dogs, cats and other pets can express discomfort, emotional or physical suffering, in a way that is not always intelligible to humans. By wrongly interpreting their companion’s reactions, some owners may respond inappropriately, allowing the situation to persist or get worse. Animal communication is based on the principle of giving the animal a voice in order to understand the origin of its behavior and the reasons for consultation are endless: aggression, destruction, eating disorders, cleanliness concerns, difficult cohabitation between conspecifics. .. The owner may also want to help their animal overcome old traumas or prepare for an event (moving, arrival of a baby, surgery, etc.). He may also ask himself various questions: is my dog ​​happy? Does my lifestyle suit him? Is he bored when I’m gone? Would he like to have more outings? Does he want a companion? What is he suffering from? Some people also turn to this service to search for a lost dog/cat or to communicate with their deceased pet.

How does an animal communication session take place?

The consultation can take place at the client’s home or at the animal communicator’s home. In the absence of the animal, the professional contacts it through a photo, preferably recent and which shows the look. Then, the service provider applies the principle according to which all living beings communicate with each other using different wavelengths. Those of waking humans (Beta) can align with those of animals (Alpha) by going through a light meditative state. For animal communicators, calming one’s mind in order to open oneself to perceptions is an ability that is acquired through training and intense practice. Depending on their sensitivities, the interpreters then capture smells, images, symbols, sounds, tastes, colors, sensations. Communicators talk about establishing an exchange with the animal which also transmits messages (it can report pain, an unsuitable environment, a specific need). As an intermediary, the professional then undertakes to translate his physical or emotional feelings into words and to convey the communication to his client as faithfully as possible. It costs at least €50 per session.

Is there training in animal communication?

Organizations offer to develop your knowledge of animal communication through courses aimed at beginners as well as experienced students. The sessions take place on company premises or remotely, via e-learning. Over a day or several months, the spectrum of themes is wide, ranging from basic precepts to more advanced programs. Generally, the courses are supplemented by practical cases and internships. For trainers, communicating with the animal is not a gift but a teaching that requires clearing the mind in order to learn to listen and perceive. With this in mind, the modules often include meditation and relaxation sessions, to achieve the inner calm essential to learning. At the end of the sessions and depending on the organization, the title of advisor, interpreter, practitioner, therapist or even animal communicator is awarded. Currently, no training provides a diploma in animal communication recognized by the State.

Is animal communication scientifically proven?

Although the subject fascinates, animal telepathy currently has no scientific basis. Studies, observations and other brain MRIs have not been able to provide concrete proof of the existence of this practice. In the current state of knowledge, researchers stick to well-established modes of animal communication (see below). Everyone has the freedom to contact an animal communicator to try to resolve a problem with their four-legged companion. However, given the enthusiasm generated by this lucrative trade, it is recommended to be vigilant. In France, there is no legal framework for animal communication activity. The practice can therefore attract individuals who have no qualms about taking advantage of the emotional distress of others. Faced with the numerous advertisements available on the internet, be sure to check that the person claiming to be a specialist in animal communication has many years of practice and satisfied customers. You can then make an appointment with her and form your own opinion on this method.

How do animals communicate with each other?

Animals are not gifted with speech but they talk to each other. Animal communication refers to all exchanges of information between individuals of the same species (intraspecific communication) or different species (extraspecific communication). This is supported by scientific evidence and studied within the framework of various disciplines, such as zoology or ethology. Animal communication is essential to guarantee the survival of species. For example, bees indicate the location of pollen resources using a specific dance, birds vocalize to attract each other, insects emit pheromones to attract a partner, monkeys cry to warn of imminent danger. Some animals even know how to imitate the signals of other species to deceive or attract prey. Here are some of the most commonly seen methods of animal communication:

View. Animals can adopt body postures to express dominance, submission or fear, such as a dog raising its tail or a cat raising its fur; The hearing. Screams, songs, growls, and other types of vocalizations are commonly used to convey messages (intimidate a predator, for example). Some animals produce sounds by rubbing parts of their bodies, such as the male cicada during mating season; the smells. Marking the territory using urine or excrement is a method very frequently used by animals. In case of danger, certain species are capable of releasing a very nauseating odor, like the skunk; Touch. Physical contacts, such as caressing, licking or even delousing (in monkeys), aim in particular to strengthen social bonds; Chemical signals. Pheromones are chemical substances released by many animals to influence the behavior of other individuals of the same species.

If you are experiencing a behavioral problem with your pet and you do not believe in intuitive communication, then it is best to turn to an animal trainer or behaviorist. Beforehand, make sure that this specialist has completed state-recognized training and that his skills are recognized… by his clients!

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