The Animal Communicator Dog Training Secret

As an Animal Communicator (pet communicator, pet psychic), I work with many people struggling in their relationship with their dog (or pet). My twenty years as an Animal Communicator has shown me a very simple intuitive method that can drastically change seeming dog behavior problems! To learn this method (which is not hard) there are a few things to know:

by Danielle MacKinnon

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Animals communicate intuitively with one another every day.

When you see two dogs forty yards apart in a field, crouched down, stalking one another, what do you think is happening? Obviously, they’re watching one another for visual cues, but there’s something more exciting going on as well. Those dogs are also using their intuition. This is the dog training secret that so many people discount! Animals psychically connect with one another all the time. In fact, they use that connection to survive (Read How do animals communicate? for more in depth info on this). They even say things to each other like, “I’m going to jump on you!” and “No, you’re not! I’m going to get you first and then run around that tree!”

Dogs apply their intuition to humans

Your dog (cat, horse, etc.) doesn’t just use her intuition to connect with others in her pack, she also uses it to connect with other species. And that includes humans. Animals intuitively read our energy, emotions, feelings, thoughts, and pretty much everything else. Doing this helps them to survive! They need to know our real intentions. They need to know if we’re safe or not. Have you ever met a dog with whom you immediately felt a connection? There’s a LOT more to this that you can read about in my Animal Lessons book, but one factor is that that animal connected psychically with you to know you’re safe.

The Human Dog Training Challenge

Human beings function differently. Our culture tells us to ignore the intuitive part of ourselves and instead rely on external data, and the five senses. This means so much of how we interact with each other zeroes in on the words  rather than emotions, intention, energy, and other not-so-obvious factors.

When a person is really struggling to train their dog, the problem is most often that they aren’t taking into account how their dog is reading them!

Transparency is a Key dog training secret

When I’m teaching my animal communication classes, transparency and alignment is one of the things I have my students work on. Really listening to someone rather than just taking their words at face value. Dogs, cats, horses, and all other animals, “listen” in this way.  Horses demonstrate this ability all the time. If the soothing words you’re using with horse are, “Hey, it’s OK. I’m not going to hurt you” but your intention is to get that horse into the paddock no matter what – that horse will know the real deal. This is because that horse is connecting to ALL the parts of you. 

Everything needs to line up for an animal to trust you because your dog is tapping in to your whole being, rather than just listening to your words. 

Work WITH Your Dog’s Intuition 

Working with your dog’s intuition is THE dog training secret! The challenge though is that this means you have to learn a new way to interact with your dog. However, when you take into account how your dog is really interacting with you, it starts to make a whole lot of sense. 

Your role now, in training your dog, is to ensure that ALL the parts of you that communicate what you want to communicate. Don’t send mixed messages. Don’t try to hide how you’re really feeling. All of that tells your dog you’re not someone to listen to – and it can be confusing what message you’re really trying to send.

It’s not OK to say, “Hey, I’m just going to hug you” when your intention is really to grab the dog and put a painful collar on him. Everything needs to match. 

When all the parts of you (your emotions, your intention, your words etc.) match, almost regardless of what you’re trying to do with your dog, your dog will be more amenable to what you’re asking. (Obviously, this doesn’t apply if your intention is harmful though.)

How to use the dog training secret 

Dogs (as well as all animals) work really well with their intuitive sight. It’s so strong that, not only can they send images to one another, but they can also see the pictures we hold in our head as we speak!

Luckily humans are also good at visualizing! It’s simply a matter of matching what you’re visualizing with what you’re saying. 

Imagine that your dog is on your sofa again and you want him to get off. Most people will say with frustration, “Get off the sofa!” But think about that phrase. When read that phrase, what do you imagine in your head? You imagine a dog on the sofa. So, the visual is your dog snuggled up on the sofa. The emotion is frustration. The words say get off the sofa. 

Humans will interpret this situation and get off the sofa. 

Dogs will interpret this situation as confusing. The messages you’re sending don’t line up!

Instead, if you were to say, “Hey go lay down in your bed!” what happens? The visual you have in your head is now of your dog laying on his bed. Now all the parts of you are lining up – and your dog will listen. THIS is the dog training secret! It all has to match!

Try it at home

Give this a try with your pet today. Send your horse an image of his new saddle or tell your turtle you love her by sending her a picture of a big heart. Yes, it’s that easy!

And no need to worry! Animals are always tapping in to their humans, so you can’t mis-send an image. Your pet will know, innately, exactly how to pick it up!

Learn more about my animal communication classes.

*A earlier version of this article was originally featured on Beyond

13 replies
  1. Kim Holcomb
    Kim Holcomb says:

    I watched alot of your videos & listened to your meditation recording
    I want to believe it worked

    I recently lost my 6yr old Chihuahua mix(SADIE) she was going down hill ever since she had PANCREATITIS
    She seemed to get over that
    She would have SCREAMING FITS
    Vet said it was not SEIZURES he said she had VESTIBULAR DISEASE

    He Wanted to keep her, i said no just give MEDS she has a vet appt on WED hours later she died

    My question is why didnt the vet tell me she was going to die & was she in pain during the dying PROCESS

    Can she come back to me
    Would love to have her back
    If you can please tell her that for me

    Why does rigor mortis set in & why do magots eat the body

  2. Lisa Schultz
    Lisa Schultz says:

    Hello! Thank you so much for helping me accept the loss of my dog, and how you said they plan it makes sense and the Energy before they leave the body. It was so sudden, and yet he was so calm! Very traumatic though. I just want to understand why he left that and what he wanted to teach me. I have no guilt over his death, nor regrets the day of his death. He was absolutely fine and vibrant then collapsed while eating. I guess I have guilt over not have the intuition to prepare.

  3. Deanna
    Deanna says:

    I have been overwhelmed since finding your site this morning. Though my beloved Marley has passed over I feel him soooo strongly but not sure if I am “getting” more from him than lots love. ( how dense can I be) I think I may have figured out a thing or two just since being on your site. Thank you. … What is the promo code?

  4. Rob
    Rob says:

    We found a cat and he joined the other 2 cats. They are trying to come to terms with each other. Sometimes they fight and we have to separate them. What to do? The new cat is dominate and he has such presence.

    • danielle
      danielle says:

      Hi Rob – that’s a hard one. It would probably be best to do a private session so I can connect with the cats to find out what is going on and what you can do. I wouldn’t want to give you a general answer here without connecting in to them. You can contact my office for an appointment if you’d like. I will say that sometimes just relaxing and giving them time is the best thing – but that is a general answer. I hope you figure it out! ~Danielle

  5. Fred
    Fred says:

    In reading your comments page Sue mentions a dolphin story. I had a beautiful experience while swimming with wild dolphins off big island a couple years ago. I was greeted promptly by the curious observers of me. They swam around and played with me innocently. Then I started swimming after them and they left me. After 10 to 15 minutes no dolphins. I sensed my nature was not in harmony with theirs. I closed my eyes and stated to myself “I AM LOVE” , within a few seconds a pod of dolphins came rushing to me from the bottom depths to surround me. How wonderful to be with these beautiful loving beings of pure love!

  6. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Please tell me–can someone visualize cats being hit on the road cause it to be so?
    Is it possible for a person to cause harm, as well as joy? Can a person who uses cats as a tool to be liked use their trust to cause them harm? I have followed your work, and visualize the ferals safe. Close to the house. Warm and comfortable, but free.

    A woman who asked to help with the cats. As much as I have tried to accept her help, she uses them as tools. I am overwhelmed and undermined. My house is over run with ferals. I have asked the woman to leave again, and again a precious one dies on the road. Every time I ask her to leave a cat dies on the road… Am I nuts? Do I just need to collect all the ferals and take them to a center where they will be safe and cared for?

    I have lived here most of my life. There have always been barn cats. I cannot ever recall any being hit by a car. Ever. Now, when I enforce a care plan for the cats and ask for this lady to leave… Again a cat dies on the road. This has happened 3 times. And a rehomed dog I brought home was shot by a neighbor another time I asked her to leave.

    Is my vision of this being a safe haven wrong? Is this something I have caused with my ego?

  7. Nos
    Nos says:

    Kittys are good…if you have mice. We have the dog and cat partnership here. The dog ptretcos her and she chases mice. Sometimes they hunt together. Be sure to check the breed background before deciding which puppy (if you ever really get one). Our dog is a collie/border collie mix. I picked her for being a collie, but when the border collie was thrown in WOW! Her first 2 yrs. she was emotionally immature. Even with dog training we were perplexed. Then at age 2 she finally showed her stuff…fantastic dog now! Totally smart, loyal and responsive. We love her but it was a JOB those first 2 years.

  8. Sue
    Sue says:

    Hi Danielle,
    I have taken your beginner course & attempt to communicate with my dog and others often. Communicating with the 4 animals at the end of instruction needs improvement. Being an intuitive is something that I have wanted to do for some time. Going on one of your trips would be fascinating as they appear to be very well planned out. I was amazed at your dolphin swim story and how you continue to evolve and grow yourself. My biggest concern is that perhaps this is not in my destiny. You are so enthusiastic and self assured about communicating can be for everyone. Suggestions? (Keep trying, eh?!) Love what you do. You are amazing!

    • danielle
      danielle says:

      Hi Sue – working live with a group is really a great way to hone your skills – especially if you’re stuck on an area, which it sounds like you are. A live workshop might be the way to go… or maybe I’ll see you on one of the retreats!

  9. janet dyer
    janet dyer says:

    I find that some of my animals respond very clearly to my communication (words or images). For instance, Nobu, a cat, has already shown me that he “gets it.”

    And yet he’s also my most skittish cat. I’ve tried telling him in many ways that I would love to pet him without making him nervous, but he doesn’t seem to “believe” that enough to make it happen.

    When an animal doesn’t respond, is it just a matter of “I don’t want to”?

    • Danielle MacKinnon
      Danielle MacKinnon says:

      Well, think of it this way. If you told a nervous person there was no reason to be nervous, do you think that would immediately change the person’s nervousness? Words aren’t really the challenge – it’s the action. There is probably something your behavior or energy that needs to shift so that he can FEEL the safety, rather than be told there is safety, but not feel it at the same time. I hope that helps! <3

      • janet dyer
        janet dyer says:

        Well, I’ve tried to let him know that I’m willing for it to happen in his time, not mine. But it’s true that it’s become kind of a cycle: I know he’s jumpy and that makes me tentative. And no doubt it doesn’t help that I feel kind of frustrated that after all this time he trusts me a lot but not enough to pet him (unless it’s on his back when he’s distracted by eating!). But thanks for the advice. I’ll have another chat with him. 🙂


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