You already communicate with your pet
We’re not just talking about telling them to sit, stay, or go outside. According to Fitzpatrick, animals are constantly picking up on our emotions, feelings, and energies. Her suggestion: Visualize what you want to communicate to your animal or how you wish they would behave, because they’re particularly sensitive to this kind of message. Another tactic, “When you say something verbally, always match your feeling with whatever you are telling them,” says Fitzpatrick. For instance, stay calm when telling a pet that you’ll be back from the store soon.