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