For years, I dreamed of creating a place where we can learn and play and connect together, effortlessly.

Sitting with you on the large covered front porch nestled into the green hills of Southern Vermont.

Teaching you how to create mindful and meaningful connections with animals, with yourself,

and with the world around you.  


Stay in our new Studio and learn from my animals, or bring your dog so we can explore how you can expand your communication with your dog in magical ways. We got a fenced-in yard right off the porch

The dream is real ... The Studio is now open for us to learn & play together! 


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Dog Logic

Dogs, just like us, want to be seen and heard. 

By knowing how to listen to your dog, you will be shown a world that is nothing short of miraculous.

Let's explore what your dog has to say and how you can help him/her be purposeful and content.

Rent the studio for a couple of days and book a coaching session with me. 


Meet Monarch

Meet our Nokota® horse, Monarch, and the rest of our herd to experience how the addition of this semi-feral horse has shifted our herd dynamics in peaceful ways.


 Monarch is a semi-feral Nokota® horse, a descendant of Sitting Bulls War Ponies, known for his sensibility and powerful self-assuredness.

Rent the studio for a couple of days and book a session to meet Monarch and the rest of the herd. 


Animal Communication

What does your dog think, what does your cat want you to know?

And, what wisdom has your horse to share?

Come, play with me and my furry family and learn how to communicate with animals in a groundbreaking new way that combines plain English with telepathy. 

The results will astound you!

Come for 3 hours or 3-days, and stay at our Studio, we will never run out of things to talk about.


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The Studio


You're looking for a serene and, yet, conveniently located, get-away?

Come and stay at our Studio.

Bring your dog, bring your best friend, (maybe they're the same :-) and enjoy hikes, and swims and kayaking, and skiing, and music festivals and art galleries and great restaurants. in Brattleboro, Wilmington and surrounding towns (this is my favorite).

$150/night - sleeps up to three

$100/night - if you combine your stay with one of Nicole's mentoring services (Dog Logic, Meeting Monarch, Animal Communication Immersion, receive your $50 refund upon arrival.)

Minimum stay - Two nights

Dog friendly - fenced in field

Cleaning fee $50,
plus $50 if traveling with dog.


I am an educator and may utilize the information provided by an animal in my blog, articles, or marketing materials.

An intuitive consultation is not a substitute for professional medical care and diagnosis or training. I can not give you a diagnosis and I can’t prescribe. If your animal is ill or injured, please seek the assistance of a qualified medical practitioner, ideally a holistic veterinarian – check or a qualified trainer.

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All content (text, photos, graphs, videos, etc.) (c) Nicole Birkholzer 2013-2020; “Mindful Connections” is the registered trademark of Nicole Birkholzer;

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