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6 Common Misconceptions and Myths about Animal Communication

6 Common Misconceptions and Myths about Animal Communication

To the untrained eye, it can sometimes be impossible to know what an animal is thinking or feeling. Animal communication is one way to bridge this gap and connect with our animal companions on a deeper level. Unfortunately, however, there are many misconceptions and myths about animal communication, and we’ll cover 6 of them in this blog.

Read on to learn more!


6 Common Myths About Animal Communication


1.   Animal Communication is About Control

Animal communication is not about mind control. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Animal communication is about building a more loving and close relationship between you and your animal companion to better understand their needs. As a trained animal communicator, I can help you understand where an animal’s motivation might be coming from, so that you can get to the root cause of the behaviour.


2.   Animal Communication Can Cure All Illnesses

Animal communication should never replace taking your animal to a veterinarian if they are sick. An animal communicator should not attempt to diagnose or cure an illness, nor should they prescribe treatment. However, an animal communicator can act as a bridge between you and your animal during difficult times, so that they feel supported.

If your animal displays signs of an illness, please seek professional medical treatment immediately.


3.   That Animal Communication is Only for A Special Few

You may think that only a special few are born with the gift of animal communication, but that’s not true. While some, like myself, have spent years honing their practice and learning the art of animal communication, we all have the ability to connect with other species.

Some communicators might prey on this myth about animal communication, so it’s important to do a background check on your animal communicator’s expertise and qualifications.


4.   Animal Communication is a Substitute for Training

Animal communication is not a substitute for proper training. You should always ensure your animal receives basic behaviour management, especially if they are young. If your animal has been trained but continues to display a particular behaviour, animal communication is a great way to understand the root of the problem. In this respect, animal communication is a great way to supplement training.


5. Animal Communication is For the Benefit of The Animal’s Guardian

Animals are sentient beings with their own minds, emotions, and experiences. Therefore, communicating with animals isn’t about benefiting their person. Animal communication can be a positive experience for both the animal and their guardian. But this comes as a byproduct of deepening the relationship, and not the primary goal.


6.   Animal Communication Has to be Done Face-to-Face

Another common myth about animal communication is that it must be done face-to-face, which is not the case. In fact, most of my practice as an animal communicator is done virtually and can be done solely based on a photograph of your companion.

Many people even use animal communication to aid with bereavement, connecting telepathically with their animal companion, even after they have passed away.




I hope you enjoyed this blog on common animal communication myths. If you’d like to learn more about animal communication, visit my website, where you can gain access to my highly-acclaimed online courses, workshops, and retreats. For more inspiration into your Inbox, join Pea’s mailing list and receive a free Getting Started Guide to Animal Communication.

Pea Horsley is the Founder of Conversations with Nature World Summit and creator of online learning, Animal Communication Made Easy, a proven 5-step method to learn how to communicate with all species of animals. Pea is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, teacher, wild animal retreat facilitator and best-selling author. Join Pea’s membership, The Pride, and be part of a modern answer to a global question, where a global council of animals advise humanity in deep listening and real transformation.