The best way to communicate with your animal totems and spirit guides is to meditate. Do a meditation on trying to meet them. Then, once you have met them you would want to keep meditating to communicate and eventually you will be able to communicate without meditating.
Also once you think you have found your animal totem and/or spirit guide, see what you can find out about the animal. What are its hunting habits, living habitats, and everything you can find it. This will bring you closer to your animal(s).
Before, you meditate try to clear your mind and try not to have any pre-made decisions. This allows your true animal to come forth.
Hope that helped
- Taino Shaman