Animal Communication Training

The Animal Ambassadors Apprenticeship

Foundation Stage

“The world needs more people who are prepared to be ambassadors for the Earth and the animal kingdom. As animal communicators and animal Ambassadors in the making, we must constantly be striving to be the best we can be, learning from one another, maintaining integrity, humility and a beginner’s mind. My hope is that as animal communicators, we become wholly wedded to an internal code of standards and ethics including adhering to the principle of non-violence. It is my belief that this principle should be applied both towards our treatment of the animals themselves but also to the way in which we treat the humans to whom we pass our messages. Only by embracing the principle of non-violence can we ensure that our messages be heard and integrated by their human recipients.”

The Foundation Stage covers:

  • Working with the Four Elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire as well as Centre
  • Exploring the Middle World of the Dragon’s Egg
  • Pathworkings,  Journeying, Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Experiential exercises out in the natural world
  • Working with animals
  • Developing the art of intuition and divination
  • Exploring myth and legend for insight
  • Working somatically with the energy body

The Foundation Stage is about forming a strong basis from which to slowly develop our Sight. At this stage we develop a spiritual or shamanic practice suited to our own natures. Through experiential exercises out in the natural world we begin to uncover our essential self, our authenticity and learn to use it to inspire our lives. This stage is about beginning to open to the numinous within the natural world and to learn directly from Her. It is about balancing the different aspects of our being: body, emotion, mind and spirit, so that we may become better vessels to receive the thoughts of the animal kingdom and at the same time inviting more harmony to enter our lives. In short, we must become familiar with the many aspects of our own being before we can safely begin the journey towards the mastery of our ‘second sight’.

When apprentices have completed the Foundation level and
feel ready, they then can choose to move onto The Quest.


The Quest Stage

The Quest stage occurs when apprentices are really ready to deepen into the mystery and are beginning to commune more deeply with the divine in nature. It is at this stage that we begin to open to deep inner transformation, strengthening our commitment to the Otherworld and to the animal kingdom itself. Now we begin to  prepare ourselves for our future calling.

By the time that apprentices have reached the end of the Quest, they will be ready to stand in their own sovereignty, receiving instruction directly from their spirit allies. By preparing the ground and making a choice to listen to our own soul and to heal ancestral patterns, we come into right relationship with who we are and who we are becoming.

From this hearthstone and when participants are ready, they are then encouraged to pursue the apprenticeship to the Advanced Stage..

Advanced Stage

Yr 2: Animal Communication Diploma

At the advanced stage, participants will have now completed the necessary groundwork to really develop their seership much more deeply. It is now that we can take up more intensive training in the Art of Seership, concentrating most especially on animal communication but also touching on other forms of seership such as mediumship, prophecy (being a voice for the divine), communicating with spirit allies.

At this stage we are developing ourselves as shamanic practitioners: learning to walk between the worlds; practising the arts of divination and continuing to deepen our spiritual and shamanic practice.

A Diploma in Animal Communication certificate is available to students who have
shown exceptional ability as well as interpersonal skills and wish to pursue certification. To be eligible for the Diploma students are asked to successfully complete case histories as well as written assignments.

 How to Book

Susie works with a selection of students each year who show special commitment and dedication. 




Not all students want to learn in a group setting. Private skype/’phone/in person sessions are available at any time.

Private Sessions: £75


“Within each of us is a divine essence. By deepening our awareness of our essential nature, we learn to hear the still, quiet voice within, knowing we are part of this incredible creation, healing ourselves and our connection to all beings.”

Susie Shiner
















About The Wild Rose Foundation

The Wild Rose Foundation exists to inspire deep love and reverence for nature and the natural world and for all living beings.  Taking inspiration from the Faery Tradition of these isles, we offer courses and consultations in animal communication and seership – based on the ancient pagan knowledge of druidry and shamanism.

Our founder, Susie Shiner is one of the UK’s leading animal communicators having appeared in the press and on radio and TV.  A gifted medium and psychic clairvoyant, she has been recognised as a wonderful pet psychic with exceptional seer and telepathy abilities. Providing animal communication training she can teach you to talk to your pets – just like Dr Doolittle! She also leads our Apprenticeship Programmes all designed to put you back in touch with your soul and your own true nature and to develop your own psychic reading gifts.