Floppycats.com asked Julie Barone, a pet talker, to answer some questions we had about animal communication as well as questions about her services. Thank you, Julie for the interview.
Julie Barone is located in New York can be reached through her website: http://www.peoplepetwellness.com/
Answers are Copyright of Julie Barone.
1. How long have you been communicating with animals?
I’ve been communicating with animals for about 7 years and working as a professional animal communicator for about 5 years. In restrospect, I have some memories of having this ability in childhood, but I didn’t have an awareness or ability to do it intentionally until I took an animal communcation class as an adult.
2. How does one communicate with animals?
Animal communication is a spirit to spirit connection. You need to learn how to open your heart and tune in to the frequency of the being you are communicating with. On some level it’s the intersection of spirituality and quantum physics, but thankfully you don’t need to understand the “how” to make a deep and meaningful connection. I can hear your pet and feel their emotions. I can usually see the world through their eyes and describe their surroundings in full color. Sometimes I can also feel physical issues in their body in my own body.
3. Can you share with us, one of your favorite animal communication stories? How it impacted the owner or the animal or both?
It’s hard to choose just one! One of my clients has three German Sheperds who go to work with her and hang out in the office of the family’s lumber business. One was having a lot of anxiety at work — not getting along with the other dogs, not able to relax, on “high-alert” all the time. She was able to tell me the various pieces of office equipment were making too much noise, including some frequncies her humans couldn’t hear, and she was very sensitive to that. Her bed was moved to a different office, away from the equipment, and she calmed down and was able to enjoy her time at work. Sometimes the most fascinating communications are those initiated by the animals. One time I was leaving a barn with a stomach ache and heard a horse ask “Dear, are you colicking?”.
5. Do you prefer to communicate with a certain type of animal? I mean, do you do better with cats, dogs, horses? Do you even talk to reptiles?
I’ve spoken with many species: dogs,cats, horses, pigs, birds, goats, sheep, rabbits. I’ve only spoken to one snake. He was a kind soul who was mourning the death of a cat in his family. The species I communicate with most frequently are dogs and cats, since they are popular pets. In my experience cats are more opinionated than dogs. They often have a list of things they’ve been waiting to tell their family!
6. How do your services work? Do you come to my home? Do I bring my pet to you? Do you communicate LIVE over the phone or in person?
I communicate live over the phone. It flows easily and allows people to ask follow up questions as they think of them.
7. What do you charge for your services? Do you have a package deal?
I charge $75/hour with a 15 minute minimum. There is no limit on the number of animals per session. If an animal refuses to speak or I am unable to make a connection, then there is no charge (this has only happened twice so far). I am also a health coach and I offer a combo package for people interested in both health coaching and animal communication. A healthy, happy pet deserves a healthy, happy human!
8. Why do you think animal communication is valuable?
Animal communcation offers valuble insight into behavior, emotions, and personality that can deepen the bond between family members of all species. Making small changes to your animals environment or to the way you interact can have a huge difference on quality of life.
9. Do you think if a vet would incorporate animal communication into their practice it would be helpful?
It would help the animal relieve anxiety if they knew what would be happening during an exam. Vets could pinpoint areas of pain, refine their diagnosis, and ask if a treatment has helped. Communication is also helpful for everyone involved during euthanasia.
10. Are you able to communicate with an animal in the after life? How does that work?
Yes. It’s essentially the same as with living animals.
Julie Barone is a health coach and an animal communciator with a lifelong passion for animals and sustainability. She is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is featured in Amelia Kincade’s book “The Language of Miracles” and has studied essential oils at the Institute for Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy. Julie lives in upstate NY with three cats and a dog and is an advocate for animals of all species.
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