What is Animal Communication? Animal Bridges Explains

what-is-animal-commWhat is animal communication? Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges explained animal communication to the National Association of Professional Women’s Minneapolis Chapter on August 10, 2016.

Twenty NAPW members listened as Elaine explained what is animal communication.  She also explained how people “hear” the animals. Many animal communicators receive telepathic messages in the form of pictures. Most pet parents just “know” when their best friend is hungry, needs to go outside, or is sick. As children, many of us spoke with animals and “imaginary friends.”
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Dogs and Animal Chiropractor

Hobbes with Dr. Becca

Hobbes with Dr. Becca

Hobbes, the wheaten terrier, gets so excited when he goes to the chiropractor. He runs up to the door and can’t wait to see his favorite animal chiropractor, Dr. Becca Amstutz of Perpetual Motion Animal Chiropractic.

Why did Hobbes go to the chiropractor? He wasn’t hurt or injured. He isn’t sick. So why did he go? Hobbes had an appointment, because I know how wonderful it feels to have my body in the best working condition after a chiropractic adjustment.
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Tips for Easing Your Senior Dog’s Life

Tips for easing your senior dog's life

tips-easing-sr-dogs-lifeThis article was featured in The K9 Reporter as “Making Life Easier for Your Senior Dog.”   Here additional resources are included that were omitted due to lack of space. You’ll find lots of tips for easing your senior dog’s life.

Are you noticing changes in your senior dog? Is the muzzle getting whiter? Does she walk slower now? Does he have a hard time getting into the car or walking the stairs? I remember when Boomer, my wheaten terrier, started slowly aging. He lived a great life of over 14 years and taught me a lot of living with an older dog.

Here are some of the tips I learned from Boomer and my client’s older dogs.
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Help for a Sick Dog

Testimonial on help for a sick dog


Harvey was sick in October 2011 and I wrote an blog entry about his Healing Touch for Animals® session. Here is a testimonial from one of his people. I added comments in the brackets.

Harvey became sick last October [2011]. We took him first to his regular clinic where he was given some tests. We were told he seemed to a neurological problem. Although it seemed he might be dying, we didn’t want to do thousands
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Does Healing Touch Work for Animals?

hta-for-animalsJanet Roper of Talk2TheAnimals invited Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges to discuss Healing Touch for Animals®. Does Healing Touch work for animals? Join guest Elaine Garley, certified Healing Touch for Animals® practitioner as she talks about healing touch, what it is and the dynamic effect it can have on animals. Elaine is the owner of Animal Bridges, where the bond you have with your pet is deepened and enriched through healing techniques that calm fear, build confidence, soothe pain and help to bring out the best in your pet. Talk2theAnimalsRadio Cat Expert Darlene Arden joins us tonight talking about the special needs and care of senior cats. Make sure to call in with your cat-related question and hear what Darlene has to say! Talk2theAnimalsRadio Holistic Pet Wellness Expert Shannon Benecke shares a tip about Essential Fatty Acids for your animal companion. Animal guest is Roadrunner. Join in the fun on this episode of Talk2theAnimalsRadio!

The first 40 minutes of the show Janet interviews cat expert Darlene Arden, author of “The Complete Cat’s Meow.”

Then Elaine joins Janet. Click Talk2TheAnimals Radio Show to hear the show. Then click the start audio and slide the bar to advance to Elaine’s interview at 40:35. Enjoy!

  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her t-touch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN


Dog Recovers Quickly From Anesthesia


Hobbes, my wheaten terrier, had surgery to remove two cysts and have his teeth cleaned at Lake Harriet Veterinary. During our initial visit, Dr. Cathy Sinning and I talked about my Tellington TTouch® and Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) practice. Dr. Cathy said I could be with Hobbes once he was in recovery. The entire experience was amazing. Here’s how my dog recovers quickly from anesthesia…
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Fearful Dog Learns to Trust


Read how a Fearful Dog Learns to Trust… Kaiser, an 11 year old dog, is very fearful of veterinarians. He loves his people and feels safe with them. Michelle, Kaiser’s guardian and pet parent, saved him at 7 weeks old from being chained up. Michelle did all the right things at the time. She took Kaiser to training and realized the training method was not positive training. So she set out on her own to help Kaiser.

As time passed, Kaiser became very fearful of veterinarians. He snapped out a fear at one vet who then hung him by his leash. She changed vets. Ever since that event, Kaiser reacts terribly to vets. His recent vet visit resulted in him being muzzled, handled with heavy gloves, Michelle being told to leave the examining room, and Kaiser eliminating out of fear! This is when Michelle contacted me at Animal Bridges.

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Energy Medicine Helps Rabbits with Fear and Limited Mobility

Recently I met two wonderful rabbits, Emily and Cherry, who had very different issues. Cherry has a spinal birth defect and Emily was very fearful. Barb Kelley, the go to person for rabbits who aren’t easily adopted, shared lots of information on pet rabbit behavior, and Emily and Cherry. Here’s the story about how Energy Medicine Helps Rabbits with Fear and Limited Mobility.
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Helping Rescue Puppies With the Parvo Virus

helping-rescue-puppiesLittle did I know six weeks ago, I would learn firsthand about rescued puppies and their struggles. Now I personally experienced the results of a puppy mill breeding and conditions.

My friend Denise asked me to let her dogs out while she helped in a huge dog rescue from northern North Dakota. Over 80 dogs were voluntarily surrendered from a very poor situation to many rescue groups. Denise thought she was getting was a mother dog and eight four-week old puppies. She had raised several litters in the past, and knew she could handle the mother dog and puppies. Her biggest concern was how her female yellow Lab would accept the mother dog.

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Dog Overcomes Fears and Gains Confidence

The following testimonial was posted on Animal Bridges’ Facebook Fan Page:


Isabel came to me from a Cocker Spaniel rescue, where she had spent two years. Evidently she was just too shy to have made a good impression on potential adopters, because she was terrified and miserable, and spent her time hiding, hoping not to be seen. After a year, she gained confidence in me, but was still fearful of almost everything else – especially people.
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