Dog whisperer to speak to Summit animals
SILVERTHORNE – Pet psychic, animal communicator, pet intuitive. Whatever the name, one thing’s for sure – Jordana Pilmanis can talk to animals.”Basically, I meet with the owner and animal … open myself up intuitively and allow the feelings to come,” Pilmanis said.She calls herself an animal communicator and works with owners and pets – horses, dogs, cats, ferrets and llamas, among others – on the animals’ emotional issues. The Dog Den in Silverthorne is hosting private, one-on-one sessions with Pilmanis from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday. She has worked with a lot of animals that have had some sort of trauma. She said she engages the pets in an intuitive dialogue, involving images, words and sensations.”We work on assuring (the animals) that those things aren’t going to happen again and give the owners strategies to continue working with them,” Pilmanis said.Pet owners also call her when their animals have behavioral issues that haven’t responded to traditional training.”There’s usually some kind of emotional issue that needs to be addressed. (The pet) may feel stressed or abandoned,” she said. “The dogs can’t tell us these sides of their needs.”For people who are unsure of an animal intuitive’s abilities, Pilmanis said she honors their rights to be skeptical but encourages them to try it.”Especially if there’s something they haven’t been able to address in a more conventional way,” she said. “They have to experience it. It can be phenomenally powerful.”Pilmanis has been professionally communicating with animals for seven years but has been using her pet communication abilities with dogs and cats for 20 years and horses for 10 years.She said she believes that anyone can do this if they can allow their minds to be quiet. The hard part, she added, was learning how to tell the owners what the pets were conveying to her.Don Drogsvold, co-owner of the Dog Den, said he thought an event with Pilmanis was a good fit for his store, because he wants to be more involved in the community and thought this would be a good place to start.”I’m pretty open to all kinds of things like this,” he said. “I believe in it, and I thought it would be fun.”Those interested in meeting with Pilmanis during one of the 20-minute sessions at the Dog Den, located at 850 Little Beaver Trail, should call (970) 262-9076 to book an appointment for Saturday. Sessions will be $30 each for Pilmanis to work with the owner and one pet. If owners don’t want to bring their animals to the session, they can bring a photo instead.Pet owners who would like to set up a session with Pilmanis at another time can call her at (720) 842-4365. For more information, visit http://www.jordanapilmanis.com.Jennifer Harper can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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