Yes as a matter of fact there are abilities that allow you to attune yourself with animals. Not speak with them per say but to have a special empathy and understanding of them. For instance I am a Druid. I am a nature magick person. And I have a few animals. I have gotten to the point where I can kind of understand them and what they want when they do things. When I talk to them sometimes they will just talk right back to me. I can't understand what they are saying but I kind of get the gist like let me in or something like that.
i have tried that with my dog, looked it in the eyes and after about 20 seconds i started to feel a connection but at the same time my 3rd eye began to hurt realy bad and i stoped.I have not tried it ever since.