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How would you feel if you never again had to worry  about your dog running away, knocking over your guests, or generally being out of control? 
Lucky Paws Dog & Puppy Training
Meet Our Trainers
Heather Hime - Owner & Lead Trainer Heather has been training professionally since 2007 and started Lucky Paws in 2010. She is the owner and Lead Trainer at Lucky Paws and is a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College, which is an internationally recognized school that is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. She is an active member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, she has taken the Dogtec Business Code of Ethics Pledge and is committed to continuing her education through seminars, training groups, and books from the world’s top trainers. She is a Minneapolis Animal Care & Control approved trainer and handles dog bite cases. She is experienced in handling dog to dog and dog to human aggression. Heather enjoys doing agility, trick training, nosework, dock jumping and the sport of frisbee or “Disc” with her dog Ryder, a Miniature Australian Shepherd. If you get the chance to meet Ryder, ask to have him show off some of his tricks! He is a trainers dream dog as he is up for anything and everything Heather wants to try with him and always gives it his all. Sage, her black lab mix is a rescue dog who also enjoys agility and trick training, but mostly being a couch potato now in her older years. She often assists Heather in puppy socialization classes as she is great at teaching puppies appropriate social skills. Heather also has a “reactive” dog of her own, Apollo, a 4 year old Rottweiler. Apollo was a “foster failure.” He came to her at around 2 years of age with reactivity toward people. He couldn’t even go on a walk without losing it when a person walked by across the street. Apollo can now attend outdoor sports games with hundreds of people around, settle calmly by her feet and enjoy petting from strangers! What a difference some behavior modification makes! Apollo is the resident play buddy for board & train dogs and is a cuddle monster! Heather believes that positive reinforcement training methods are the best way to create a solid and trusting relationship with your dog, but also understands that dogs need rules and boundaries in order to be a balanced and happy companion. She decided to start Lucky Paws in order to help make all families with dogs, a little happier! Dogs thrive when they have basic training, consistency, and the opportunity to just be a dog. Questions? Contact Heather. Jessi Weaver - In Home Boot Camp Specialist + Private Dog Trainer Jessi is also a graduate of Animal Behavior College. Jessi has been training her own dogs since she first trained her family's dog in basic obedience and competition weight pulling when she was about 10 years old. Now, Jessi enjoys training her Australian Shepherd Mix, Grace, in obedience and trick training, and plans to participate in the sport of Treibball in the future. She also enjoys bikejoring year-round with her Siberian Husky, Roman. Jessi has experience in training shelter dogs and working in dog daycares. She stays updated on the most recent scientific studies about dog cognition via research and online courses, and looks to the top dog trainers around the world for the best training philosophies and techniques. Jessi's main goal as a professional dog trainer is to help people build strong, loving, relationships with their dogs based on trust, leadership and an understanding of how dogs think. She wants to help people turn their dogs from simple pets into cohesive members of the family. Ali Reimer - Group Class Instructor + Board & Train Specialist Whether it was walking dogs in the neighborhood growing up or training the family dog, dogs have always been a big part of Ali's life. Ali enjoys teaching group classes and loves helping dog owners understand how to better communicate with their dogs to make for a happier household all around. She’s committed to continuing her education and being the best trainer she can be. Although she works full time in marketing, dog training is her true passion. Ali is training her Pit Bull/Lab mix Cookie in obedience, trick training and has plans for agility in the future. Ali & Cookie are also great advocates for “Pit Bull” type dogs. Although Cookie is part Pit Bull, she is far from the stereotype. Ali always enjoys the chance to talk about her dogs breed and encourages people to see that each dog is an individual and should not be judged by its breed, but rather by its actions. Heidi Krause - In Home Boot Camp, Private Training, Board & Train, + Group Classes Heidi's love of dogs began as a little girl visiting her aunts and their pups. Since then, she got her BA in Biology and has worked at pet stores, managed a doggie daycare & boarding facility and has now joined us here at Lucky Paws. Here are Lucky Paws, Heidi does it all! She coaches clients through Private Trianing, In Home Boot Camp, Board & Train and even fills in as a group class instructor as well. Heidi specializes in training puppies and also loves helping adolescent and adult dogs with general obedience and behavior problem solving. Heidi, like all of our trainers, is committed to always furthering her education and being the best trainer she can be so that she can help as many dogs and clients through their challenges as possible. She has even trained her cats to do tricks such as sit, lay down, roll over, spin, shake and dance. What Heidi loves most about training is helping pups become polite members of the family so that they can participate in regular family activities like kids sporting events, camping and much more!
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Meet Our Trainers
Heather Hime - Owner & Lead Trainer Heather has been training professionally since 2007 and started Lucky Paws in 2010. She is the owner and Lead Trainer at Lucky Paws and is a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College, which is an internationally recognized school that is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. She is an active member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, she has taken the Dogtec Business Code of Ethics Pledge and is committed to continuing her education through seminars, training groups, and books from the world’s top trainers. She is a Minneapolis Animal Care & Control approved trainer and handles dog bite cases. She is experienced in handling dog to dog and dog to human aggression. Heather enjoys doing agility, trick training, nosework, dock jumping and the sport of frisbee or “Disc” with her dog Ryder, a Miniature Australian Shepherd. If you get the chance to meet Ryder, ask to have him show off some of his tricks! He is a trainers dream dog as he is up for anything and everything Heather wants to try with him and always gives it his all. Sage, her black lab mix is a rescue dog who also enjoys agility and trick training, but mostly being a couch potato now in her older years. She often assists Heather in puppy socialization classes as she is great at teaching puppies appropriate social skills. Heather also has a “reactive” dog of her own, Apollo, a 4 year old Rottweiler. Apollo was a “foster failure.” He came to her at around 2 years of age with reactivity toward people. He couldn’t even go on a walk without losing it when a person walked by across the street. Apollo can now attend outdoor sports games with hundreds of people around, settle calmly by her feet and enjoy petting from strangers! What a difference some behavior modification makes! Apollo is the resident play buddy for board & train dogs and is a cuddle monster! Heather believes that positive reinforcement training methods are the best way to create a solid and trusting relationship with your dog, but also understands that dogs need rules and boundaries in order to be a balanced and happy companion. She decided to start Lucky Paws in order to help make all families with dogs, a little happier! Dogs thrive when they have basic training, consistency, and the opportunity to just be a dog. Questions? Contact Heather. Jessi Weaver - In Home Bootcamp & Private Trainer Jessi is also a graduate of Animal Behavior College. Jessi has been training her own dogs since she first trained her family's dog in basic obedience and competition weight pulling when she was about 10 years old. Now, Jessi enjoys training her Australian Shepherd Mix, Grace, in obedience and trick training, and plans to participate in the sport of Treibball in the future. She also enjoys bikejoring year-round with her Siberian Husky, Roman. Jessi has experience in training shelter dogs and working in dog daycares. She stays updated on the most recent scientific studies about dog cognition via research and online courses, and looks to the top dog trainers around the world for the best training philosophies and techniques. Jessi's main goal as a professional dog trainer is to help people build strong, loving, relationships with their dogs based on trust, leadership and an understanding of how dogs think. She wants to help people turn their dogs from simple pets into cohesive members of the family. Ali Reimer - Group Class Instructor + Board & Train Whether it was walking dogs in the neighborhood growing up or training the family dog, dogs have always been a big part of Ali's life. Ali enjoys teaching group classes and loves helping dog owners understand how to better communicate with their dogs to make for a happier household all around. She’s committed to continuing her education and being the best trainer she can be. Although she works full time in marketing, dog training is her true passion. Ali is training her Pit Bull/Lab mix Cookie in obedience, trick training and has plans for agility in the future. Ali & Cookie are also great advocates for “Pit Bull” type dogs. Although Cookie is part Pit Bull, she is far from the stereotype. Ali always enjoys the chance to talk about her dogs breed and encourages people to see that each dog is an individual and should not be judged by its breed, but rather by its actions. Heidi Krause - In Home Boot Camp, Private Training, Board & Train, + Group Classes Heidi's love of dogs began as a little girl visiting her aunts and their pups. Since then, she got her BA in Biology and has worked at pet stores, managed a doggie daycare & boarding facility and has now joined us here at Lucky Paws. Here are Lucky Paws, Heidi does it all! She coaches clients through Private Trianing, In Home Boot Camp, Board & Train and even fills in as a group class instructor as well. Heidi specializes in training puppies and also loves helping adolescent and adult dogs with general obedience and behavior problem solving. Heidi, like all of our trainers, is committed to always furthering her education and being the best trainer she can be so that she can help as many dogs and clients through their challenges as possible. She has even trained her cats to do tricks such as sit, lay down, roll over, spin, shake and dance. What Heidi loves most about training is helping pups become polite members of the family so that they can participate in regular family activities like kids sporting events, camping and much more!
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