APDT Member Since 1994
Dog Talk Training and Wellness Sanctuary LLC
Awareness Centered Training - ACT
Balance / Relationship / Education / Well-Being
Group/Private Training, Behavior Coaching
Pet Assisted Therapy Training/Team Evaluation
Training Equipment: What works best for dog and companion - no aversive equipment. Awareness, voice/body language, rewards, clicker, smile, stability balls, sights, sounds and smells, relaxation and energy balancing
Training Philosophy: Awareness Centered Training-ACT: Balance, Relationship, Education and Well-Being individualized for dog/human lifestyle needs. Embrace moments of training awareness communicating effectively, understandable and respectfully. Breathing deeply ...
Locations Served: New Hampshire and Massachusetts for training and canine coaching, New England States for Licensed Team Evaluations, online coaching when applicable. I work in collaboration with veterinarians, health care professionals, educational, rescue organizations and DBHRT (Disaster Behavior Health Response Teams).
Specializing in family and pet therapy dog training, behavior modification and team evaluations. Joyful training can easily be integrated into daily living and learning with dogs.
Dog Talk Training and Wellness Sanctuary LLC was founded in 1989.
I am the grateful author of Awareness Centered Training - ACT, Train Your Dog, Change Your Life, and publications on family dog training, relationships, behavior and pet assisted therapy.
New England Pet Partners, Inc. was founded in 2007 by a dedicated group of volunteers who enhance education and well being with pet assisted therapy.
DT and NEPP service the educational needs of dogs, families, veterinarians,the community and health care facilities (pet therapy visits).
Taking in a deep nose-to-navel breath - ah-ha
Does your dog have balls? Check out Dogs, Balls and Balance in ACT - energy balancing.
Masters in Counseling Psychology - Antioch NE U
Bachelors in Organizational Management - Leslie U
Board Certified Counselor - NBCC, 40374
Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Charter Member 11
Certified Professional Dog Trainer, CCPDT, 1020213
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, IAABC
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance, 25738
Pet Partner Licensed Evaluator/Instructor, 57050-TEI
Certified Canine Massage / Acupressure (Tall Grass Animal Acupressure, Pet Massage Institute, Equissage)
Passion / Life Experience:
My joy is living and learning with dogs. Dogs have changed my life! They are my companions, pseudo-therapist, teacher, and connect me to paths and people I never would have ventured on my own.
If I can make a difference for dog’s well being, longevity and improve their life – I am honored.
We invite you to our web sites to explore our programs that include:
ACT Level 1, Beginnings
ACT Level 2, Moderate
ACT Level 3, Challenging
Integrative non-competitive energy balancing, private behavior coaching, Canine Massage/Acupressure
Pet Assisted Therapy Team Training/Evaluations
Please visit our Facebook pages too ...
Breathing in deeply, nose-to-navel, enjoy the journey.