Apprenticeship in Animal Communication

The Animal Communication Apprenticeship is a journey into the amazing world of animal communication and will bring you closer to the incredible community of other beings with whom we share our planet.

Learning the art of animal communication is life-changing. Through persistent practice you will acquire skills that you maybe only ever dreamed of acquiring and that may wholly alter your perception of animals and how they think and feel.

Animal communication is part of seership in general and in learning all forms of seership, we must always remain apprentices. This is why I use the word ‘apprenticeship’ to describe the process of learning animal communication. To become as accurate as we can be, we must never ‘arrive’ but must instead always strive to hone our skills in myriad ways. To ‘arrive’ would be to lose the humility required to do the job.

By learning the art of animal communication, we are necessarily laying the foundation for all forms of seership and for that reason I firmly believe it is wise to learn it within an earth-based mystery tradition, which is where I believe it belongs. To learn any form of seership, we must enlist the aid of a higher power for protection and safety as well as come into right relationship with nature, the Otherworld and the animal kingdom. Often our ethics are challenged just as in old fairy tales.

Earth-based mystery traditions (druidry / shamanism) teach balance and harmony and a deep love and respect for the ‘wild’ and for nature.

Foundation Studies – Level One

Foundation Studies – Level One encourages you to develop your own earth-based spiritual practice – developed freely in your own way – and will also give you the basic tools with which to develop your animal communication skills. It is an experiential course designed to help you train your awareness so that you can hold a thought conversation with an animal.

At the completion of the Foundation Level One apprentices will have been given the necessary tools to develop their ability to communicate with their own animals and with those of friends and family. 

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Deepened your own spiritual practice
  • Deepened your connection to the natural world including the animal kingdom
  • Begun to safely develop your ‘second sight’
  • Been introduced to the Dragon’s Egg: a shamanic map of the cosmos as a way towards balance and wholeness
  • Learned how to make a link with an animal so that you can begin to communicate with them
  • Been given the tools to communicate with an animal so that they can truly hear you
  • Learned how to receive an animal’s thoughts
  • Learned how to communicate with an animal just from a photograph
  • Learned how to communicate with living animals
  • Learned how to scan an animal to find out information about health issues
  • Been given the tools to hear the thoughts of animals and hold a thought conversation with them
  • Learned to communicate with animals who have passed into spirit
  • Gained the foundation upon which to pursue further study.


Foundation Studies – Level One


First assignments will be available to you as soon as registration is complete.


Sunday 7th Mar, ’21

First Zoom Meeting:

Tues 16 Mar – 20 July, 21

2pm – 4pm

10 live sessions held once a fortnight online via zoom plus home-based assignments and experiential exercises 


Early Bird Discount 10% off:

£695 register before 27 Feb, ’21 midnight


Full Fee: £795

NB: All apprenticeship fees are non-refundable.

Please register your interest using this form –

You will be sent a short application form to complete before you complete your booking.

Your first assignments will be available to you as soon as registration is complete.

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How The Course Is Structured..

This Foundation Level course is an online course with fortnightly Zoom Meetings. It is held over a 20 week period.

It consists of:

  • video material
  • meditation and path working audios
  • gentle experiential exercises that you can carry out at home as well as outdoors in your local area
  • an ongoing journaling and meditation practice and self-reflective exercises
  • a fortnightly 2 hour meeting on Zoom where we will share our experiences and your questions can be answered
  • a personal practice group or buddy with whom to practice your animal communication skills
  • access to discussion groups

Further Study..

Apprentices may apply for further training once they have completed the Level One assignments successfully. Completing Foundation Level Two and the Advanced Level prepares the apprentice to practice animal communication professionally if they so choose. At the successful completion of all assignments, they are then awarded an Animal Communication Diploma.

Additional private tuition can be booked if required throughout the course at additional cost. 

It is my understanding that the art of animal communication is part of the old earth-based mystery traditions found in all parts of the world. Animal communication is part of seership as a whole, and once one is able to communicate with an animal, so too can one communicate with the Otherworld.  Animal Communication rightfully belongs to its ancient root: shamanism, whose knowledge of an otherworld interpenetrating this world of matteris understood by shamans across the globe and all shamanic cultures.  For that reason, it is my belief that any form of seership is best learned within the framework of an earth-based spiritual tradition which provides a safe and balanced way for us to develop our ‘second sight‘.

Earth-based spirituality encourages us to balance and harmonise our natures, and to live within the natural cycles of the earth. It teaches us to be grounded, seeking spirituality through the simple beauty of nature; searching for the divine within all beings; coming into right relationship with ourselves, nature, the plant and animal kingdoms.

My path is that of Druidry and so this Apprenticeship training helps you to grow strong roots within the timeless wisdom of earth-based spirituality, providing you with a safe and balanced way for the ‘second sight’ to unfold. You will develop for yourself an earth-based spiritual practice connecting you to your own ancestral traditions.

The Apprenticeship encourages people to develop an understanding of the mystery of their own natures and to access the well of wisdom and divinity that is within each one of us, enabling apprentices to stand in their own authority, their own Sovereignty.


About Susie Shiner, Animal Communicator & Artist

Susie Shiner is one of the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicators, offering demonstrations of animal communication as well as animal communication consultations. Her year long animal communication apprenticeship diploma course has druidry and shamanism as its framework.

Susie Shiner has appeared in the press and on radio and TV sending the press ‘reeling’ with evidence that your animals can really talk.  A gifted pet psychic with exceptional seer and telepathy abilities, she provides animal communication training, animal communication workshops, as well as a year long animal communication apprenticeship and diploma, teaching you to talk to your pets – just like Dr Doolittle! She also offers private tuition.