Animal Communication Training

To use Penelope's publications for your animal communication education, see this suggested program.

The Basic Course "How to Communicate with Animals" CD set & booklet is available for at-home study!

Basic Course How to Communicate with Animals by Penelope Smith

I am so glad that I live at a time and place on earth so that I have been able to have my life enriched by your writing and teachings.   

Penelope has retired from teaching the animal communication training program. These course descriptions from Penelope's training program are a reference for what others are teaching who have apprenticed to teach these courses.

See the
animal communicator directory for people trained by Penelope to teach these courses.


How to Communicate with Animals

Part 1 - Introduction to the essentials on how to get in touch with animals telepathically. Discover your blocks to communicating with animals and the levels of communication possible. Learn how to experience animals' perspectives, how you have already communicated telepathically with animals, and how to expand on that. Enjoy exercises and meditation that open your heart, increase your awareness and understanding of animals and your receptivity to telepathic communication. Deepen your communion with all of life. You do not need to bring an animal companion to Part 1.

Part 2
- Learn how to quiet and focus your mind when being with animals. Practice opening the channel to get across to animals and to receive what they communicate telepathically in thoughts, images, impressions, feelings, messages…

For Part 2, you may bring an animal friend, on leash or in a carrier, only if they are comfortable in strange surroundings and not a distraction to you or others. You will be able to work with other animals, so you are not obliged to bring your own. You may also bring photos of your animal companions.

PREREQUISITE: read Penelope Smith's book, Animal Talk.
Students communicating with Cow in field at Basic Course

Communicating with a cow at a Basic Course
 photo by K.C. Remington

I attended the Basic Course and experienced what I can only describe as the beginning of a powerful spiritual awakening and healing. As you talked about plants, animals, and minerals being of the same spirit I connected into that vision, and that's when the healing started.    

In your Basic Course I gained a tremendous foundation of knowledge, of what interspecies telepathic communication is all about. I learned about how to expand my view of animals, their minds and emotions and spiritual awareness. The skills I gained have helped me start communicating with all species, both sending and receiving communication. It was very refreshing to realize how much this form of communication is basic to our well-being, on all levels.

The Basic Course opens the door to the world of direct interspecies communication. Each additional course offers a giant leap in awareness,, communication capacity, and kinship with all life. Prepare to face and release the blocks that inhibit your telepathic connection and understanding. Focus on your challenges, strengths, aspirations, and inspirations. Be encroach by Penelope's multi-dimensional communion with other species and wisdom gleaned from years of work and lifetimes of experience with all forms of life. Questions and difficulties will be individually addressed.

ADVANCED I The Deepening (3 days)

For those who have practiced telepathic communication with animals after the Basic Course and want more knowledge, experience, direction, and inspiration to broaden and deepen their experience.

Relax, connect, bring to light and shed misconceptions that inhibit communion with our fellow beings. Learn from the master teachers of communication with animals: the animals themselves.

Explore your spiritual communion with all the kingdoms of Nature, the essence of communication with domestic and wild animals, plants, minerals, the elements, and the Earth. Savor the enchantment of the land, from forest to ocean. Intensify your awareness of the intelligence, beauty, and wisdom of all species. Travel into realms often unnoticed by humans.
Opening drum circle with group in meadow at Advanced I The Deepening Course

Ancestral ways of honoring spirit in all life, including drumming circles, chanting, dancing, and journeying for power animal guidance, amplify our root connection, communication, and kinship with the whole web of life.

PREREQUISITES: The Basic Course, Animal Talk (book); continued practice of course skills.
You may also be accepted for Advanced I Course The Deepening if you have completed a Basic Course with other animal communicators. Write when, where, and with whom you did basic training; include a written statement on what you gained and how you have applied your animal communications skills. E-mail to

RECOMMENDED: When Animals Speak; Animals in Spirit; Animal Communication Mastery Series. Bring pen and notebook and photos of your animal friends. We will work with Penelope's animal family, wild animals, and other species and participants' animal family members long distance.

ADVANCED II Interspecies Counselor Course (5 days)

For beginning or experienced animal communicators who wish to engage in a dramatically life-enhancing, soul-evolving personal and professional experience.

Penelope will guide you to shift deeply into your soul essence to experience the heartfelt nature of this work and your own unique part in it. The focus is on being truly present in your core self as a counselor.

Exercises and discussion will center on counseling skills, problem solving, consultation guidelines and ethics. Other topics that are covered in the course pack and highlighted during the course are: how to work with animals in-person and long distance; how to tune into people for mutual understanding and successful consultations; how to compassionately interpret and relay the communications you receive for the benefit of all concerned; educating people and helping them to solve problems and enhance their relationship with their animal companions; handling crises and difficult situations; lost animals, illness, dying, and death; animals taking on human illness or emotional problems; inter-animal conflict; the role of past lives in counseling animals; basic healing skills; application of the Code of Ethics; how to set up and run a business as an animal communicator; building clientele, working with veterinarians and other animal professionals; resource information for further growth and networking.

PREREQUISITES: The Basic Course and Advanced I; When Animals Speak, Animals in Spirit; Animal Communication Mastery Series plus
a written essay describing: (1) your path in life, (2) your history with animals, (3) how you wish to use what you learn from this course, and (4) three or preferably more specific examples of how you have already used the ability to telepathically send and receive communication with animals to assist yourself, family, friends, or others. Include the communications that you have received from animals, how you responded to them, and the tangible, practical results of your communication experiences: changes in behavior and other improvements that are evident to you and others. (If you are not yet able to practically apply this skill, you may need to restudy publications on the subject or repeat the Basic and/or Advanced I Course.)

Advanced I may be waived for experienced professional communicators who send in 5 testimonials from people who state specifically how they have benefited from your communication with their animal companions and a summary of your professional experience, including newspaper or magazine articles about your work. Many experienced communicators have attended and benefited personally and professional from all the courses in the training program.

RECOMMENDED: All of Penelope's publications.
Bring pen and notebook and photos of your animal friends.

Mastery Course

Understand the core principles and experience the essence of telepathic communion with all life. Recognize sources of guidance within yourself and in life forms all around you. The Mastery Course will help you hone your telepathic connection with laser beam precision.

Penelope combines her talents in interspecies and inter-dimensional communication, tuning the experience to facilitate quantum leaps in spiritual growth. Bring to light and release the blocks that inhibit tire telepathic heart communion. Explore spiritual union with the kingdoms of Nature and the Earth. Harmonize primate nature and soul essence. Cultivate the course of your being. Dissolve feelings of separation through infusion with our place and oneness in the family of life.
Women's face garden statue and trees

We may enhance body and soul communion through telepathy, drumming, toning, singing, movement, dance, breath, and energy awareness, shamanic, inter-dimensional journeying, story telling, healing circles, meditative exercises, quiet time in Nature, and dream sharing.

Those who attend earn
Life Credits = ability to feel and express the unity of life, and Love Credits = ability to tap into the source of life and live the love that you are.

Adventurous should who yearn to dance to the tune in their hearts are invited to join Penelope Smith, authentic wise woman guide, in the forefront of what she calls, "The Underground Peace Movement." The Mastery Course is subtitled,
God is on the Move!

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with intuitive and/or interspecies communication skills and openness to the unity of life. The Mastery Course augments the other courses of the training program and is also valuable as a stand-alone retreat.
RECOMMENDED: All of Penelope's publications.
Bring pen and notebook. Drums, rattles or other musical instruments are welcome.

ADVANCED III-VIII   Teaching the Basic and Advanced Courses
Apprentice to teach the Basic and Advanced Courses developed by Penelope Smith. Available only for students who have previously had first-hand observation of the Basic and Advanced Courses taught by Penelope. You receive the course materials, attend the course, and then review the materials and your questions with Penelope. As needed, we'll handle other areas of professional growth and practice. For more experience, you may assist at more courses taught by Penelope or other teachers who have trained with her.
PREREQUISITES for Advanced III-VIII = each previous Advanced Course and review of professional experience.
Apprentice in-person or by phone (possible in rare cases only if you have done the training program with Penelope and you cannot apprentice in-person) to teach the Basic Course, Advanced I and II and, for those who become very experienced in teaching these courses, how to teach others how to teach these courses developed by Penelope Smith.

For apprenticeships by phone/Skype when in-person opportunities are not possible, after reviewing the materials sent by e-mail attached file, we will go over all the materials and how to teach the course, covering how to handle what can come up with students, answering all your current questions and further questions as they arise by phone or by e-mail. You can also attend and observe the relevant courses I teach in-person at no extra fee.

Advanced III Teaching the Basic Course   PREREQUISITES: Advanced II Interspecies Counselor Course and review of professional experience and readiness

Advanced IV Teaching Advanced I - The Deepening   PREREQUISITES: Advanced III and review of professional experience and readiness; must have successfully taught the Basic Course

Advanced V Teaching Advanced II - Interspecies Counselor Course  PREREQUISITES: Advanced IV and review of professional training, experience, and readiness

Advanced VI Teaching Advanced III - Teaching the Basic Course  (includes updated course material and permission to copy these materials to give to Advanced III students)  PREREQUISITE: Review of professional training, experience, and readiness

Advanced VII Teaching Advanced IV - Teaching the Advanced I Course  (includes updated course material and permission to copy these materials to give to Advanced IV students)  PREREQUISITE: Review of professional training, experience, and readiness

Advanced VIII Teaching Advanced V - Teaching the Advanced II Course  (includes updated course material and permission to copy these materials to give to Advanced V students)  PREREQUISITE: Review of professional training, experience, and readiness

I'm about to teach my first animal communication workshop in my new house. While I was going through my notes and getting the sequence I'm going to do the exercises in I felt flooded with love and respect and gratitude to you for all you have given me, and the world.
I continue to be delighted and gratefully astounded at the profound shifts in my awareness, desire, commitment, and presence since apprenticing with you.

Penelope, dog, horse, butterly in woods with streaming light