My name is Monique Verhoef. I am a registered therapeutic counsellor, an immigrant, a daughter, a spouse, a sister, a lifetime dog owner, and trainer. My mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of people and their 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 and hopeless as she was 6 months old, and still not house trained.
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 was trying to tell me.
Despite the difficulties, I refused to give up hope. And realized that it was not her fault...
I will work with you, to create a harmonious life for you both. In other words, your dog becomes 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, dog behaviorist
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Dog Obedience Trainer
English or Dutch
Safe TALK, Suicide Alertness
Dog Emotion and Cognition
Mild Dog Aggression
Pet Loss and Grief
Group and Co-facilitating
Pet-Loss & Grief Free support group Location and hosted by Until We Meet Again Every 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM