In her book, Doorways of Light, Sarah Jeane (Sibli) gives wonderful insight into Communication techniques with animals.
She suggests exploring why your animal companion is in your life. She says, 'be attentive to the way they respond to energies - to keep you and them safe.
Every being has a mission and purpose - to give birth to a new world of peace and harmony.
it is crucial to offer loving care to all animals whenever we have opportunities and means to do so.
"Fill your heart with so much joy and love energy. Slowly and gently, direct that energy into their heart center.
Always proceed with reverence and loving-kindness. As you sustain your intent to communicate, visualize and experience a flow of love light energy between both of you - heart to heart.
Animals embrace this loving energy. You will feel pure love emanating from their whole beingness because you have created a conscious connection and opened your heart to them. They know your next step, your thoughts, your feelings.
Listen. Calm your mind. Direct sparkly pink light love ray energy from your heart to your animals companion. Experience the love. Visualize a rainbow of light embracing you both.
Learn about their mission and why they are in your life. They are sacred beings. Tell them how grateful you are and how beautiful they are.
The same can be done to other humans.
More about Sarah Jean Sibli at these links