115. Helen St. Pierre, CPDT-KSA, CDBC, LFDM, OSCT 

 October 26, 2023

"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Old age, death, and loss are topics most of us prefer to avoid. They’re uncomfortable, sometimes even painful to discuss, and most people don’t like to think about their own mortality.

Death, however, is an inevitable part of life, and avoiding conversations about it can make it even harder for us to become comfortable with it. Helen St. Pierre- founder of No Monkey Business Dog Training and the non-profit Old Dogs Go To Helen- has spent the past several years helping senior and hospice dogs to live the best life they can before passing on. She joined me today to talk about becoming comfortable with the reality of death while finding meaning and beauty in caring for animals at the end of their life.

Links worth clicking

This post may contain affiliate links. When you click them, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products and services that my guests or I have used or have experience with.

You don't have to go it alone.
Here's how we can work together.


I help pet pros find the skills, tools, and support systems necessary to feel rejuvenated, reignite their passion, and do the work they're meant to do through personal coaching, guided group learning, and the HYHO weekly support program. 

Learning Labs & Q&As

 Every month we tackle a different topic in our series of deep conversations about  real life. Join other pet pros like you explore new ways to feel stronger and more capable professionally and personally. 

related posts:

Subscribe & Download

Want to get notified of new episodes directly on your phone? Subscribe to our podcast using your favorite app!

Show up for yourself as powerfully as you do for others. You matter.

Sign up to join our weekly self-coaching program and receive a second weekly email with practical tips, science-based strategies, and steady encouragement as well as updates on workshops and other offerings.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}