We have all experienced thinking of someone for a couple of days and then they call on the phone. We think it is only coincidence, but it is really a form of telepathy. It happens all the time without us even being aware of it. Animal communication is really no different. It is just a more focused and intentional use of telepathy.
For me, animal communication is sacred listening with Love. It is being connected heart-to-heart with the true spirit and essence of the animal to find out what he or she has to say. Recognizing the spiritual essence of animals and respecting them as intelligent beings is the real key to successful communication.
It is also important to remember that animals are telepathic beings and so they understand your intentions, emotions, images, and/or thoughts regardless of what you “say”. Yes, they even respond to what you think often before you speak.