I'm a life long dog person and animal lover with
a Masters in International Education and Communication from Teachers College at Columbia University, plus Continuing Education in Animal Communication and Energy Healing. I live with my family plus 2 dogs, and find myself talking with animals every day, wherever I am in the world!
I've won dog training awards and certifications throughout my life and spent over 16 years teaching and training children and adults in Active Listening and accessing and trusting their intuitive abilities in order to trust their inner knowings. I know a strong and secure bonding in a dog relationship is more than just obedience and regular vet visits. Harmonious dog relationships are significantly linked to healthy communication and understanding between people and their pets.
My professional training, experience and passion makes me uniquely qualified to support families, professionals, volunteers and animal rescue organizations seeking to enhance their relationships, improve their dog talking skills in order to live in greater harmony with their dogs through all stages of life, in and out of the dog house.
At age 5 a kindergarten classmate brought a standard grey poodle to show and tell.
I instinctively knew what the dog was thinking and went home pleading for a dog. When I finally adopted a puppy, animal communication and understanding my dog came easily. My dog and I trusted and understood each other through a mix of doggie body language, eye movements, vocalizing and telepathy.
I started dog training at age 8 and we won the blue ribbon in dog obedience, competing against
adults at the county fair. As an adult I earned the Pet Partner's Animal Assisted Therapy Team certification and worked with my adopted Black Labrador Sam (also a Canine Good Citizen) in hospitals and a traumatic injury rehab center. Teaming with physicians, therapists and patients was all part of our work. Sam and I had an easy understanding and were even included in a PBS special about therapy and service dogs.
Years of fostering, plus working as a dog and adoptive home evaluator further contributes to my intuitive abilities and experience understanding what dogs are thinking and feeling, assessing their situations at home, while working, and in needing to thrive in a variety of environments with a diverse group of people and animals.
Conversing and receiving messages from animals trusting me as they share their thoughts, feelings and experiences continues to influence my advocacy work for pets. My animal communication chat sessions, whether private dog talk sessions or shared via Podcast or YouTube, help maintain my understanding of the different ways people receive messages from animals, hones my abilities to access, share and interpret messages animals, and allows me to expand my work supporting both animal and human clients.
Whether you want to understand your dog better, work with dogs and to help them thrive, or you're just curious about interspecies communication, reach out and let's connect. And, if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if your dog could talk, or what he or should would say, I'm here for you. I’m just an academic animal lover combining my intuitive and teaching experience with a desire to see dogs and humans live happy, holistic, connected lives together in healthy community.
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." Christopher Morley