During the holidays or special events people may consider giving a pet as a gift. Listen in on this fun conversation about gifting a pet.
While fireworks are a big distraction, it is just one of many you may have with your pets. The biggest tip is to get very matter of fact with your pet. Lose the calm, high pitched voice, and let them know, 'we got this!'
Heidi helps you consider if you should take your pets on vacation. Consider the pros and cons.
In this episode Heidi provide s tips for working on separation anxiety due to COVID or other reasons
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Heidi is a third generation trainer who really enjoys helping people enhance their relationship with their dog. It all starts with a great foundation! Ideally, we train our puppies to get off on the right foot, but it is never too late to work on the foundation . Even, an adopted shelter/rescue pet. You can, and must 'teach an old dog new tricks' so to speak. If you are not comfortable, capable, or just do not have the time, find a professional trainer who can help you.
Training is comprised of Patience, Knowledge, Time, and Timing. All of these elements must work together to successfully engage an animal's brain, expand their knowledge, do behaviors on cue, and fix unwanted behavior. Our emotional, reactive approach to dealing with dogs is NOT in the best interest of the animal!
Why do we train? I am passionate about this topic!
The most loving and responsible thing we can do for our dog is ensure they are trained with a great foundation, and maintain that through their life. This will do more to ensure their lifelong well-being more than anything else you can do for them!
Shelters and rescues hold a huge number of undertrained dogs. If something happens to you and your dog needs a new home, well-trained, behaved dogs are usually rehomed quickly with great success.
Here are some common myths/excuses for lack of training:
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Should you give a pet as a present?
An impulse giving of live animals is never a good idea!
Some other wonderful options for the animal lover in your life. You can provide pictures and even videos for your animal lover to enjoy.
If you or your loved one truly is ready for a pet, following are some important considerations. This is not the time to be emotional, but rather take a very practical look and assessment before bringing your pet home.
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“Heidi is well versed in training animals, she helped me with our two young border collies. They rule our home but are very smart and sweet! Heidi's take control attitude taught us quickly how to become the alpha of the pack. She is a pleasure to work with and provided fast results. We look forward to continuing to work with her and our pups.”
Nancy F 2022
“Heidi is the best! OMG from the min she walked in front door she calmly had our two “wild child’s”’under control. Now to get us under control would be magic. I highly recommend her abilities in quick easy ways to train.”
Marti G 2022
Heidi is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of the dog's personality and ability to learn. She taught me some good basis and stressed the importance on consistency and patience. I was able to teach my puppy to heel pretty quickly using Heidi's guidance. Heidi is very reliable and responsive to questions and her rates are reasonable 😊.
Karen and Bonnie Jan 2019
Thank you for the 321 dog obedience class. I loved it! We learned so much. Appreciate it! Deb Hocks and Haylee Chiwenee dog 🐕
We had Heidi give group lesson/ training in our retail store. We had several guests and their dogs join us. Heidi has a great presentation that had everyone involved the entire time. Being in a retail shop we had a lot of distraction but Heidi was in charge from the beginning and put pets and owners at ease. We already booked her for several more events. We highly recommend her service to anyone!
Robert Hauske 321 Books Bookstore
Ownit is going great! We’re taking turns walking him. He’s getting it more and more each day… You are very talented and gifted. I thank you so much!! And Ownit thanks you also!! Good luck with your business.
Maritza and Ownit