Online Professional Mentorship & Support

Whether you are an aspiring new dog professional, or a seasoned expert in the field, many of us need support and supervision in our businesses and personal life from time to time. As a 20+ year veteran in the dog behaviour and counselling industry, and a professional counsellor in training, I can support you in both your business and personal development.

I work virtually with dog walkers, pet sitters, daycare providers and behaviour consultants to help them develop programs, support their clients, work through imposter syndrome, combat compassionate fatigue, support emotional health, provide an empathetic listening ear and guidance to move forward towards success, confidence and fulfillment. 

Unlike other business coaches and mentors, I understand the canine professional field on a deep level and am familiar with the unique challenges faced by many in the industry. My professional mentoring & support program is led by you, so we can collaborate on the growth and development you need specifically in your personal and professional life. I want to help you reach your personal and professional development goals and elevate your business to the next level. 

Working with me will be inspiring, and supportive and I will help you gain confidence and perspective as you progress in your business. If you are ready to elevate your business, gain insight and grow the skillset you need to be successful, need some accountability to keep you on track and just overall need someone to be there for you, one of my professional mentorship & support options might be just what you are looking for. 

One-on-One Career Mentoring

Working with a mentor has been proven to positively impact your life in many ways from shifting your mindset to reaching goals and improving the quality of your life. 

One-on-One Mentoring is perfect for those individuals who need supervision on specific cases, developing treatment or care plans, creating unique programs for their business or want guidance on starting or operating a dog-related business. 

You lead our sessions and I provide the insight and support that you need to move forward. We can meet virtually as often as you need support, or set up a phone call to handle emergencies or things that can come up suddenly without warning.

Virtual Career Shadowing

Virtual career shadowing for canine behaviour workers provides individuals with a unique opportunity to gain firsthand insights into the dynamic and rewarding field of canine mental health. Aspiring professionals interested in canine behaviour can benefit immensely from shadowing experienced practitioners. 

This immersive experience allows participants to observe real-world interactions between professionals and clients, witness the application of various counselling techniques, and understand the intricacies of assessing and addressing mental health issues. Through shadowing, individuals can grasp the importance of patience, empathy, and effective communication and the collaborative nature of this field, often involving collaboration with guardians. 

Additionally, exposure to diverse canine behaviour cases during shadowing provides invaluable insights into tailoring strategies to meet the unique needs of different dogs, contributing to a well-rounded and informed approach to canine behaviour work.

Each session includes 60 minutes of auditing a canine mental health worker in a live appointment, followed up by up to 30 minutes of private debriefing and question answering. 

Career Mentoring & Shadowing Rates (as of December 1, 2023)

Career Mentoring Rates
90-Minute Session $220
60 Minutes Session $175
45 Minute Session $130
15 Minute Support Call $45

Career Shadowing Rates
1.5 Hours (1 x 90 minute session) $100
7.5 Hours (5 x 90 minute sessions)  $375
15 Hours (10 x 90 minute sessions) $700 
30 Hours (20 x 90 minute sessions) $1200

"Taking a person-centred approach to mentorship & leadership, my goal is to help my clients uncover their own path, listen to their intuition, realize their strengths and challenge their negative, limiting beliefs. I believe that people are stronger and more resilient that they realize, they just need some direction to make their own discoveries about themselves. "
—Niki Perry, Family Dog Mediator & Behaviour Counsellor