That awareness is possibly the most important success factor in learning or remembering this intuitive language. Once you realize that you can do this, it opens up worlds. You begin looking and thinking about animals differently (and they begin looking at you differently). You start seeing and hearing about this topic everywhere. Your options expand. The possibilities grow. Your dream takes flight and the universe begins bringing you the building blocks to make it happen.
If you've already had your breakthrough moment of awareness, as I finally had, then you are well on your way. But if you are still thinking this communication stuff is something "others" can do, not you, then this is your wake-up call. Sure, it may take time and practice and patience and faith, but if this is something you want to do, know that you can. There you go — your awareness has begun! Now get out there and start noticing the resources and tools just waiting for you. Begin talking to your animals intelligently as if they can understand everything. And be patient with yourself. We all learn differently. We all go at different paces. What works for another may not work for you — so it doesn't mean you're a failure if others are getting results from something while you are not. Your path is unique, and guess what? You've already taken the first steps!