Who We Are

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Founded by Mona Tellier in 2008, Associació Canuck (formerly Positivas Can) is a team of professionals dedicated to training and accrediting assistance dogs, promoting animal-assisted interventions and creating excellent relationships between dogs and people.

Meet the Founder

Mona Tellier

Mona Tellier is a Canadian living in Catalonia since 1988.
Humanities degree (Open University, UK)
Anthrozoology postgrad certificate (UAB, Barcelona) Cultural Management Masters (UB, Barcelona)
A dog educator since 2000, she is an
Assistance Dog Instructor (Fundacion Bocalan)
Animal Assisted Interventions handler (Fundacion Bocalan)
Assistance Dog Trainer (Generalitat Catalunya accredited)
President of Associacio Canuck (formerly Positivas Can) since 2008 – a non-profit organisation that promotes positive relationships between humans and dogs through Collaborative Canine Education, the training and accreditation of assistance dogs, animal assisted interventions and Mindful Dog Training.
Mona Tellier is active in public education and conferences, and writes for print and web publications.
We invite you to join Mona Tellier and the Associació Canuck as we research, promote and celebrate all aspects of the extraordinary bond between people and dogs.

Our Team

Experience + Creativity

We are a group of professionals from all walks of life: promoting education, health and wellbeing in the canine world with a strong dose of creativity.

Adriana Selva Lizandra

Dog Trainer​

Adriana is a biologist, veterinary assistant, dog trainer and… a cat lover! She will be happy to help you achieve a higher level of education and companionship, while taking care of your dog’s overall well-being.

Fumi Suzuki

Personalised Dog Walking and Care

Fumi is not only a social educator, she has spent her life with animals and loves to meet new four-legged friends. Whether it’s everyday tasks such as visits to the vet, quiet (or energetic!) walks, regular grooming of hair and nails – or something special – she’d love to look after your dog!

Rosa Navarro Torres

Mindfulness meditation instructor

Con Mindful Dog Training, Rosa quiere apoyar a tantas personas como sea posible en su cambio personal en compañía de su perro. Los animales son una gran fuente de Mindfulness y compasión. Rosa puede guiarte hacia una mayor comprensión de ti mismo y de tu perro. 


Want to Know More?

Call us, write us or send us a message with your needs or concerns. We would love to meet you and talk about your dog.

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