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Canine Life Coach

Dog Talk LLC

A Training and Wellness Sanctuary for Dogs and their Humans!

Awareness, Education, Relationship, Well-Being

Balance, Relationship, Education, Well-Being and Choice

Awareness Centered Training - ACT is integrated into all training classes and private coaching sessions at DTAWS.

ACT is available at all major booksellers in e-book and soft cover.

In addition, enjoy hand-outs (excerpts from ACT at  The Learning Zone and Media Articles like Children and Dogs, Therapeutic Chewing, Doggy Dinner or Calm in Chaos (de-stressing) and more …      

My inspiration / passion is dogs and pet assisted therapy. I know the benefits and joys of living and learning with dogs. My therapy dogs and I have engaged with many clients and groups, knowing that even a little difference can create change.

My vision is creating a training environment (refuge) where dogs and people can learn without fear or judgment.

If you are journeying here, you may have a dog, getting one, or know intuitively how they can change our lives. Dogs have certainly changed mine for the better leading me to connections and pathways I never would have embarked on my own. Whether your goal is to become a registered pet therapy team or simply enjoy a happy, healthy and confident relationship with your dog, consider ACT training.

As the co-founder of New England Pet Partners, Inc., a non-profit organization enhancing well-being and education with pet assisted therapy, I integrate what I have learned into classes and private coaching sessions. All dogs need socialization and manners (SAM), and to be gradually and calmly introduced to a variety of sights, sounds and smells. The training sanctuary is set up with what all dogs will experience in the real world (stability balls, colors, sights, sounds, smells, medical equipment, stuffed toys and more). The gentle, effective skills, techniques and insights can easily be integrated into daily living, learning and loving with dogs.

It makes sense to integrate pet therapy dog training into all classes because this is what creates happy, healthy and confident dogs and dog parents.   

Let go for few moments, breathing in a deeply nose-to-navel breath - ah-ha.

Let’s un-complicate training, reduce sensory overload, and make living and learning with dogs a goal that can change our lives too in a positive way.


If you feed your dog 2X a day, you have 14 training opportunities every week!  

Our intention is:


Taking a deep breath - Exhale - Enjoy the Journey

Liha-L-Ligo, Let it happen - Learn - Let it go