Canine Life Coach


Dog Talk LLC

A Training and Wellness Sanctuary for Dogs and their Humans!

Awareness, Education, Relationship, Well-Being


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About Gary  

ME - Engineering,  Cornell U

Engineering Fellow - Raytheon Company

Co-Author,  chapter, The Three Shalls, Train Your Dog, Change Your Life

Co-Founder of Dog Talk & TheraPet, LLC

Co-Founder of New England Pet Partners, Inc.

20-years of Canine Behavior Experience / Workshops / Presentations

Registered Pet Partner, Licensed Team Evaluator / Instructor


I am an engineering manager for Raytheon Corporation. Dog Talk gives me the opportunity to combine canine and human management experience by assisting in creative training programs.  

When time allows, I enjoy joining Moe and the teams coaching dog sports, subbing for group classes, and am officially known as “the maintenance man.”


I find what I learn working with dogs can be transferred  to Raytheon. It makes me a better person and manager. Before I met Moe, the concept of team approach meant playing Hockey until she pointed out that punch each other out a lot in a fits of rage, and that is NOT team spirit.

  

I grew up in a middle class neighborhood – one of six kids. We didn’t have a dog, but we had a cat (less maintenance for my Mom I suppose). There were dogs all over the neighborhood, some nice ones and some not so nice ones. While delivering papers for 8 years, I was able to develop a ‘special’ bond with some of them.  


It wasn’t until I met Maureen that dogs became an integral part of my life. Quickly, I discovered what others have known for millenniums. Dogs teach us how to be better humans. I wouldn’t change a minute. There have been many times when I have loved a dog to death, that being the toughest part, letting them go.  


The dogs have shown me grace, compassion and unconditional love, helping me through good times and bad. The dogs have given me the opportunity to meet people who I never would have otherwise. You guys know who you are. We’ve traveled all over the world, always connecting with people who care about dogs.  


I remember walking outside the London Zoo and asking a gentleman exercising his Terrier if he had ever watched "Dogs with Dunbar?”  Needless to say he had never missed a broadcast.


Dog people are interesting (I think there’s a book in there somewhere). Like our dogs, we come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We don’t always agree (and some of those disagreements are legendary), but if we’d only take the time to step back, we’d realize that we all want the same thing … what’s best for our dogs and our well being!