Learning to Communicate  
Learning to communicate with animals is a 3 step process.  First, one must
believe it is possible.  It is as the old saying goes, "If you think you can, you
will."  Second, one must learn to send the right information.  You must learn to
think in a manner that the animals will not misinterpret.  Third, one must learn
to receive information from an animal.  You then have the tools; but without
practice and self confidence, it is difficult to succeed.  As with any newly
learned language, one can not understand all that is said right away - one
catches only a fragment now and then.  Those who speak a language every
day do so very quickly.  The language of the animals is the same.  Practice
and confirmation of what you receive are essential to build the self confidence
you need.

People often learn the language of the animals in group seminars.    In these
seminars, people can learn to send and receive information from the animals.  
There is usually some guided practice where each participant will talk with
animals.  After learning the language, students should practice talking with as
many animals as they can.  Getting confirmation of what they receive is very
important.  It helps the person build confidence and to trust what they receive
from the animals.   They should also be trying to correctly send their own pets
information and observe the results.  It is usually hardest to receive from one's
own pets because our logic and emotions get in the way.  It is best to work
with strangers, but sometimes finding willing pet owners for practice is difficult
or uncomfortable for people.  

I have found that folks often expect to communicate at the same level as I do
after just one day of class.  That doesn't happen.  Like any language, it takes
time and practice to achieve proficiency.  I saw only pictures for a long time.  It
was more than five years before I received a physical sensation.  It was 10
years of work at this language before I could do it over distance.  And...   it
was working in the vet's office for 2 years and talking with many animals every
day, that helped me become fluent in the language of the animals.  Folks who
have that sort of opportunity for practice and confirmation will find it very
helpful.

In those first seminars that I attended as a student, I learned that what helped
me the most was how to send information.  Knowing how to tell my animals
what I wanted made training and living with them much easier.  Receiving
information from our own pets is difficult because our logic and emotions get
in the way.   I can send to my dogs but I don't receive information very well
from them because I know them too well..   Friends who converse in the
language of the animals talk to my dogs for me.  However, I must repeat, that
when I first learned the language of the animals, it was the realization that they
knew what I was thinking and understanding how to send information correctly
that helped me the most.