I love also working with my pets (dog and horse) to sustain my work with clients.
Since they are purely intuitive and since in them, contrary to human beings, the mind layer does not take over the processing role, they react more readily. This fact we use for our energy work. It is really stunning on how quickly they may show us were the crucial point is. They are perfect mirrors. We only have to be aware on understanding what they show us.
If you have pets by yourself you should know that your animals are always linked with you, otherwise they would not be with you. Thus, energy work in your environment always affects both. Human beings and animals.