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Mantra: Awareness - Relationship - Flexibility - Education - Strength
the A.R.F.S. of healthy living with dogs
Maureen Ross, M.A. is the co-founder and manager of Dog Talk & TheraPet, LLC, a training and wellness sanctuary for dogs and their humans. She evolved into the Founder and President of New England Pet Partners, Inc. Both businesses offer a heart-centered approach to family dog training, behavior coaching and well-being for dogs.
New England Pet Partners, Inc. was founded in 2007, as a non-profit charitable organization, bringing people and pets together to enhance well-being and education with pet-assisted therapy. NEPP offers support and mentoring to Pet Partner(R) and R.E.A.D. (R) (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) teams, and
health care professionals in the New England area.
Maureen is the author of "Train Your Dog, Change Your Life", Wiley and Company, and numerous articles on behavior, well-being, training and pet-assisted therapy. She has presented at several workshops on family dog training, behavior and domestic abuse and violence (pets), and pet-assisted therapy.
As a board certified counselor/coach, family mediator (humans and dogs), certified professional dog trainer (CPDT), registered yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance), Licensed Team Evaluator for the Delta Society's Pet Partner(R) and R.E.A.D.(R) Instructor, she is most excited by walking a path side-by-side with her dogs and noticing when the "light" shines in others while learning something new.
A personal note: Simply said, I'm an incurable, passionate dog lover. Paradigm shifts and evolving change turn me on. I have an insatiable curiosity for observing and exchanging learning experiences, especially with and from like-minded people, dogs, cats, horses and parrots. My connections and chosen paths have always been more positive, balanced and exciting with dogs by my side.
Dogs keep me grounded in the precious-present moment. Considering well-being whether for dogs or humans, I believe that genetics may load the gun, environment may pull the trigger, but we can make informed choices about lifestyle, values and wellbeing for ourselves and our pets. We can create positive change in our own unique ways. We can choose listen to or turn-off the noise of constant conflict, society, electronics and media.
Yoga helps me (and my dogs) to stay focused and keep my mind like water, flexible and flowing. I enjoy a network of mentors and teams who inspire me, but they can also flood me if I let them. All of this is colored with a careful sense of humor and that insatiable curiosity to learn something new every day. It is a balancing act.
I have a keen awareness and empathy of knowing how precious our time spent with our pets (or friends and loved ones) can be. As a mentor, Dr. Jane Goodall shares, "if I had one wish, it would be to view the world through their
(Chimpanzees) eyes, if only for a moment." I would like to observe the world through a dog's (or elephant's) eyes at any time, if only for a moment. Taking a deep breath, Enjoy the Journey ~ Maureen
New England Pet Partners, Inc.