What If the Animal Stops Responding?

March 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Animal Communication FAQs

If I Suddenly Don’t Get an Answer,

Am I Doing Something Wrong?


In the previous post, I explored what may interfere with you starting out a telepathic conversation with an animal.  I will not be discussing any of those elements here, although sometimes one or more of those factors can apply when a conversation in progress suddenly stops.

So be sure to check out that post for additional information on how you might contribute to this occurring:  What If I Don’t Get an Answer from the Animal?.

In this post I’ll address some other factors that might cause a conversation to suddenly stop in mid-stream, so to speak.

As for whether you’re doing anything “wrong,” you certainly can contribute to this happening, but there are other factors besides what you may or may not be doing that can end a conversation mid-stream.


You’ve been engaged in a conversation and

suddenly you can’t hear/sense/feel/see the animal.

1. Animals, like people, can become distracted.  If the animal is at home, s/he may see something outside or be distracted by another animal or human in the house.

If you sense the animal is distracted, wait patiently and try to get his/her attention again.  Most of the time, the animal will return to the conversation if you’re polite and patient.

2. You may have raised a touchy subject, and the animal doesn’t want to answer your question.

When working with a client who is upset with his/her animal companion, the animal usually knows that the subject upsetting their person is going to come up.  They may or may not want to talk about not using the litter box or biting people, or whatever.

When the animal becomes very quiet and stop responding for this reason, it requires some gentle diplomacy to re-engage the animal in conversation.

3. The animal may be thinking about your question.

Not everyone thinks or responds at the same pace.  This has nothing to do with intelligence.  It has to do with differences in how individuals process information, decide on what they want to communicate, choose the right words or concepts or images, and so on.

With time, you’ll learn to recognize the pace of an individual animal, but when you first meet an animal telepathically, it’s important to learn to sense the animal’s natural pace and adapt to it as much as you can.  If you try to hurry someone who is paced more slowly, the conversation will deteriorate quickly.

4. You may have become distracted.

Learning to stay focused is important in any conversation, whether speaking with a human or an animal.  If your mind tends to race around, having a conversation telepathically may take extra effort on your part to stay focused.

Multiprocessing – texting or doing anything else during a telepathic conversation can distract you from the conversation.  Out of politeness and respect for the animal, do not text, work on the computer, or do anything else when communicating telepathically.  The animal will know that you’re not paying full attention and may leave the conversation.



2 Responses to “What If the Animal Stops Responding?”
  1. Jennifer says:

    Hi, Nedda,

    I just wanted to share one experience I had with a dog when I was a beginner in animal communication. While communicating with that female dog, I was seeing her lying on a dog bed. Suddenly the bed was empty and I received nothing from the animal. At that time I didn’t think about asking the dog why the communication had stopped and thought it was my fault.

    Thank you for listing all the possible causes of communication being interrupted.

    • Nedda says:

      Hi, Jennifer,

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

      I don’t think I’ve covered the entire subject of possible reasons why a conversation can be interrupted, but I definitely want people to know that there is more going on than we might be aware of in any given conversation. With practice, we begin to sense or feel or notice more things about each conversation and we learn to check in to discover what happened. In that way, we learn that it’s not necessary to assign “fault” or “blame” – just to understand what may or may not be happening.