my name is Monique. I am a registered therapeutic counsellor, an immigrant, a daughter, a spouse, a sister, a lifetime dog owner. My mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of people and dogs!
Here is why...
Back in 2006, I was having ongoing challenges with my dog's behaviour (her recall sucked, she didn't listen, and she would pee everywhere). I was becoming frustrated with myself and hopeless as she was this sweet young dog and still not house trained and in much need of structure and leadership.
I was at the end of my rope!
What I didn't realize is that my dog's challenges were a direct reflection of a household member, who was suffering in silence with extreme, long-term depression. I wasn't even aware of the challenges they were having, but my dog sure knew and she was trying to tell me.
Despite the difficulties, I refused to give up hope. And realized that it was not her fault...
Proper help and action was put into place. She finished all levels of obedience classes and became a certified therapy dog. She was my left hand and I became passionate about dogs and helping other people and their well being.
I will work with you, to create a more joyful life and if you are a dog owner, a harmonious life for you both. Your dog can become part of your therapy. I am passionate about people, their culture and dedicated to the well-being of dogs and their owners.
Note: If your dog shows aggression towards people, it is best to consult with James Tsai, a dog behaviourist.
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Group and Co-Facilitating
Pet-Loss & Grief: free support group every second Tuesday/month at 6:30 hosted by Until We Meet Again
Safe TALK, Suicide Alertness
Dog Emotion and Cognition
Mild Dog Aggression
Pet Loss and Grief
Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Food For The Soul Project: free support monthly support group for depression & anxiety