Do Animals Ever Lie?

February 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Animal Communication FAQs

If so, how can we tell

when they’re lying?

butterfly3 The answer to this may surprise you, but yes, I’ve sometimes had animals lie to me.

I don’t think animals lie as frequently as some humans do, but animals who live with humans will sometimes want to protect our feelings by not telling the truth.  More often than lying, an animal will become silent when they don’t want to say something hurtful.

It isn’t easy to lie telepathically, because one can learn to sense the dissonance between what the animal is telling you and what the energy feels like.   Just like you can intuitively “know” when another human lies to you, you can also learn to “sense” that an animal isn’t speaking truthfully.

I’ve sometimes been surprised by the honesty with which animal’s respond.  I had one client with 6 cats and lots of pee outside the litter boxes.  When I interviewed each of the cats, the ones responsible all readily admitted it and gave the reasons why.  The client accepted all the information I gave her as resonating with what was going on in the house and in the family.  These cats had clear messages they were trying to communicate, and that might be the reason they were so frank about the situation.  On the other hand, I can’t remember a single “pee outside the litter box” situation in which the cat lied and claimed to be using the box.

After 20 years as a professional Animal Communicator, the number of times in which I’ve experienced animals lying are really few in number.  Of course, it’s possible that I missed identifying some instances of falsehood, but probably not that many – although I suppose could be wrong about this.


  • The dog who was the only animal in the house and was pooping inside.  The dog refused to take responsibility for this and insisted someone else was leaving the poop there.

  • The dog in an Animal Communication workshop who got tired of the same old silly questions.  When asked what her favorite food was, she answered: “chocolate chip cookies.”  Since chocolate is poison for dogs, the student was horrified that the people were giving their dog chocolate. The dog thought the whole thing was hilarious.

  • The horse who pretended to be a different horse because he was of a clownish nature and decided it would be fun to connect with me instead of allowing his half-brother to have the session.  This guy fooled me!!  But only the first time.  The second time, I caught him right away.  He laughed and laughed about this.

  • The cat who made up silly answers to questions and gave everyone in the AC practice group completely different answers to most of the questions.  When everyone compared notes, it was clear that he was having a laugh.  This was a valuable lesson because it raised everyone’s consciousness to the notion that animals can and sometimes do lie.

So it’s wise to use your personal “truth testing” system when speaking with animals.  I always assume at the start that the animal with whom I’m speaking will answer truthfully, but when a response doesn’t “feel” right to me, I check further by asking more questions and by consulting with the animal’s human companion.






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