If the question is referring to influencing animals or other such beings with the Force, we have many canon examples of it. Indeed, according to Quinlan Vos, using the Force to control animals (or presumably other non-intelligent creatures; there may be animal-like fungi in the Star Wars universe) is in fact easier than trying to influence humans:
“What’s the catch? Simply controlling an animal, even a strong-willed
one, is fairly easy for a Jedi.”
It’s worth noting that speech does not usually seem to be required to give orders to animals, contrary to the usual Jedi mind trick. Perhaps this is because their minds are easier to control. On the other hand, using speech when influencing a sentient (in the Star Wars usage) does not seem to be strictly necessary either, as demonstrated by the knowledge Ezra acquired from the Sith holocron). Presumably it requires more effort, more innate skill with mind tricks, or perhaps some arcane knowledge (or perhaps all three) to influence someone without speaking.
At one time or another, various individuals possessed of Force powers have influenced or controlled animals.
Ezra Bridger was particularly skilled in this regard. He showed the ability to influence fyrnocks, purrgills, and tibidee.
Asajj Ventress was able to use this power.
A black snake about half a meter long twined lazily about it, flicking
out its forked tongue to smell her. Unafraid, she touched its mind and
called it to her. It obeyed, climbing up her left arm to her neck. Its
tongue tickled as it touched below her ear.
As was Quinlan Vos:
Good,” Ventress said. “Now draw him in. Lower his guard…”
Vos’s hands moved in a flowing motion. In his mind, he saw the snake
willingly approach, and a heartbeat later the creature moved over rock
and soil, its powerful muscles squeezing and releasing as it propelled
itself toward Vos.
Anakin Skywalker was able to influence a reek in the arena on Geonosis:
Anakin evades a charge from the rampaging reek, than uses the Force to
calm the enraged animal, turning it into his mount.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to control some vicious gutkurrs:
Perhaps most notably, Darth Vader controlled one of Cylo’s abominations:
While it could be sentient, Cylo describes it as a machine, so I think not:
In particular, this is more in line with the standard Jedi (or Sith) mind trick: wave one’s hand, speak orders.
These individuals span a wide range of skill levels, power, and Force specialties, so (even aside form Quinlan’s statement) we can probably conclude that influencing the mind of an animal is not very difficult.