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Canine Life Coach


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MA - Counseling Psychology - Antioch University

BS - Organizational Management - Leslie College

Board Certified Counselor, NBCC

Certified Professtional Dog Trainer, CPDT

Registered Yoga Therapist, Yoga Alliance  

Founder of Dog Talk & TheraPet LLC

Founder of New England Pet Partners Inc.

Founder Daily Doga Inspirations (e-newsletter on living and learning with dogs - mini-meditations)

Co-Founder - Pet Wellness Festival  

Author of Awareness Centered Training - ACT, Train Your Dog, Change Your Life and publications on canine and human relationships, behavior and pet assisted therapy.


Maureen has presented workshops on dog behavior, family systems and dogs,  and pet-assisted therapy.

  

Member of National Board of Certified Counselors, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, International Association of Behavior Consultants, Yoga Alliance, Dog Writer’s Association of America.


On a Personal Note  …                                                 

I have loved and shared my life with dogs since I can remember. I used to study dog breeds in the back of Spiegel’s catalog, threatening my mother daily that "When I grew up, I’d get big dogs". True to my word, I have lived with big, small, 3-legged, deaf, pedigreed and mixed, along with a menagerie of other species.


My dear friend Stella, who passed away at 93, taught me, "It is a knowing that needs no words.” Dr. Jane Goodall shares in Reason for Hope, "if I had one wish it would be to see the world through their eyes (her beloved chimpanzees) if only for a moment." The late Cindy Fischer, M.Ed., TTouch Practitioner, founder of the Pet Wellness Festival and author of Pets Tell us a Story shared, "Animals  make me aware of my connectedness with others. In the big picture, we want the same thing, understanding, acceptance and love." Dr. Ian Dunbar, whose lessons I revisit often as he grows, humbly shares, “Do what you are passionate about – people will disagree, don’t get your knickers in a twist over mistakes – keeping doing it. We can train using science and with feelings.” Betty White shares, “Animals, dogs especially teach us empathy. I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs. “

   

Connection with dogs gives me the opportunity to share my experiences with others. How lucky I am to be able to make even a small difference. I no longer care what anyone thinks about my passion for dogs.  Living and learning with dogs is my legacy, something I can give to those who want some.


Not all us like the same dessert. To me, dogs are delicious. For this, I am forever grateful. For dogs, I will do whatever I can to lessen their burden through raising awareness, education, relationship and well-being.  


To my dogs ... I thank you with all my heart.  Enjoy the Journey!

 

To learn more … consider a e-book or soft cover of Awareness Centered Training - ACT, released in October, 2012 by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House.

                          



About Maureen - Journey to Media / Articles for Publications

To all the pets I've loved,

 To all who taught me how to live

You are always in my heart and soul,

 Not forgotten, keeping me whole ...

Living and Learning with Dogs

Enjoying  the Journey!  

 

The Academic Stuff, as boring as it sounds, is an accomplishment to me.  I did not get my Masters in Psychology until I was in my 40’s.

Life experience is equally important. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. I consider myself an evolving work in progress. The journey isn’t over until it is. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my life with dogs and other species ...       

Journey and me at Newfie Fun Day, a benefit for Newf Rescue. Journey looks better in my hat than I do. She sells more books too!

Journey relaxing students at the Mass School of Pharmacology.


Dogs need to enjoy interaction and crowded petting to become therapy dogs. Bring it on … JJ