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Cooper: Mini Aussiedoodle Service Provided: 4 week Basic Manners Boot Camp Program + 3 weeks Custom Advanced Boot Camp When I first met Heather, I knew immediately I wanted her to help with Cooper’s training; in fact I didn’t even interview anyone else.  When the two of them met, there was an instant bond and it was very clear to me that Heather has a special way with dogs.  With Cooper, Heather had her hands full as he was an untrained 2-year old Aussie/Poodle mix with tons of energy, no potty training experience and a strong affinity for squirrel hunting.  Heather spent several weeks with Cooper and successfully taught him all the basic commands, bell training for housetraining and he is responding very well when we run into squirrels.  She was very diligent and thorough in her transition training of me and is always available for questions and further training if/when necessary.  I would highly recommend Heather as a trainer - sometimes I actually think Cooper likes her more than me! Kristin & Cooper Edina, MN
Thelma & Louise: Irish Goldendoodles Service Provided: 4 week Boot Camp Program + Customized Advanced Boot Camp & In-Home Training My experience with Heather has been outstanding.  We have two 1-year old Irish Golden Doodles.  We started out training at the humane society.  That’s was fine,  but my wife has health problems and it became difficult for us to train there.  We searched for a home trainer and via a referral found Heather.  We were immediately impressed with her personality and knowledge.  We started out with her training the pups in our home.  We then embarked on a 4 week intensive “boot camp” at a local day care facility.  Currently, we are having the pups see heather once a week, alternating between the daycare and our home. The results have been outstanding. We have two energetic, intelligent and highly trainable dogs and she has done wonders with them.  Both pups have issues, one shyness and the other over-exuberance, which caused heather some challenges, which she dealt with using various strategies for training. In-home training is certainly a necessary part of the process in my opinion, but   you should discuss with her doing some of the training at an outside facility.  This is good for the dog’s socialization as well as giving heather flexibility to do work in different environments. Tim, Thelma & Louise Medina, MN
Thelma & Louise practicing “Go to your Place”                                
Toby: Cavachon Service Provided: 4 Week Puppy Boot Camp Program I was very happy with Heather's work with our 5-month old puppy.  Our dog, Toby, learned a lot with Heather's direction and also seemed to love his sessions with her.  Heather provided great written materials to reinforce what she shared with me and was a great resource for me, as a new dog-owner. Stephanie & Cooper  South Minneapolis, MN
Toby practicing his Down Stay at Lake Harriet                            
Testimonials/Reviews
Molly: Labrador Retriever Service Provided: 4 week Puppy Boot Camp Heather trained our puppy, Molly, and Molly knows now what we want her to do; and she walks on-leash (instead of pulls all the time); and generally speaking our dog is well-behaved.  Heather spends one-on-one time with the dog and then shows you, the owner, how to reinforce that training.  And she did the training in such a way that Molly enjoyed it, too.  The whole thing has been just great and we would do it again in a minute, next time we have a new dog.  Thanks, Heather! Erik & Molly Edina, MN
Barley: Springer Spaniel Service Provided: In-Home Training for Fear of and Reactivity Toward People. Adult guests have noticed a remarkable difference in his behavior.  He is calm and has even crawled in some guests' laps (at their encouragement.)  He is also comfortable watching from a distance, which is a great improvement.  He's still wary of people on wheels when we go on walks, but the reaction is much less and it is easier to regain his attention and help him calm down when he does get upset. Barley is doing very well with the new baby.  He has been so sweet and thoughtful from the time that Charles was born.  We are very pleased with his progress.  He is still not great with other kids, and we will have to work on that, but we are taking it one step at a time. Overall, the training was very helpful.  We use it everyday and we see the difference! Rachel & Barley South Minneapolis, MN
Baylee: French Brittany   Service Provided: Custom Day Training, In-Home Training & Group Classes  Heather is an excellent positive trainer! She is very patient with my over-active dog, and me who sometimes is a slow learner. She will also make adjustments in your training depending on the dog's experience. She always answers any questions that you may have and will give you a list of things to try if you hit a roadblock with your training. I always look forward to her next class because I know my dog will be getting the best training available!  Dave & Baylee Golden Valley, MN Baylee practicing skills learned in the Rock Solid Recall Class
Taylor: Miniature Goldendoodle Service Provided: 4 week Puppy Boot Camp Hi Heather,  I just wanted to let you know I pass along this testimonial to folks who compliment what a great dog we have:   We highly recommend Heather.  When our puppy Taylor got to the unruly 3 month age we hooked up with Heather.  Heather came to our home and taught us how to train Taylor.  We were really happy she was very nice working with our kids.  We found her in-home service is quite unique among trainers and allows her to begin with puppies at age 3 months when most trainers won’t accept puppies until 6 months.  We were very happy she started with Taylor at 3 months.  Taylor immediately became very well mannered and it was crucial that our family learned how to keep her that way.  Taylor is 2 years old now and she’s the best dog we could have ever hoped for.  We give all the credit to Heather’s training.   We really appreciate everything you did!
Lucy:  Golden Retriever Service Provided: 4 week Puppy Boot Camp & Puppy Kindergarten Hi Heather, Just got home from a nice long walk with my well-behaved, loose-leashed Lucy. I thought about you on our walk and how happy I am we found you and what a great trainer you are. Lucy is doing so well; she goes to doggie daycare a few times a week to play with her friends and has a wonderful life. She is not perfectly behaved all the time, but close enough for us. Thank you so much for laying the ground work! Terry & Lucy Bloomington, MN
Lily: Australian Cattle Dog Mix Service Provided: Customized Bootcamp & In-Home Training - Lily was adopted from the Animal Humane Society and came with MANY fears. Heather, I am so proud of Lily. This evening she and I participated in the Odor Recognition Test (ORT). As a team we successfully identified Birch and Anise, we missed on Clove. My formerly anxious and reactive dog handled the situation with confidence and aplomb! Once again, thank you for all of the help and guidance that you provided. Kathy & Lily Minnetonka, MN
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Testimonials/Reviews
Cooper: Mini Aussiedoodle Service Provided: 4 week Basic Manners Boot Camp Program + 3 weeks Custom Advanced Boot Camp When I first met Heather, I knew immediately I wanted her to help with Cooper’s training; in fact I didn’t even interview anyone else.  When the two of them met, there was an instant bond and it was very clear to me that Heather has a special way with dogs.  With Cooper, Heather had her hands full as he was an untrained 2-year old Aussie/Poodle mix with tons of energy, no potty training experience and a strong affinity for squirrel hunting.  Heather spent several weeks with Cooper and successfully taught him all the basic commands, bell training for housetraining and he is responding very well when we run into squirrels.  She was very diligent and thorough in her transition training of me and is always available for questions and further training if/when necessary.  I would highly recommend Heather as a trainer - sometimes I actually think Cooper likes her more than me! Kristin & Cooper Edina, MN
Thelma & Louise: Irish Goldendoodles Service Provided: 4 week Boot Camp Program + Customized Advanced Boot Camp & In-Home Training My experience with Heather has been outstanding.  We have two 1-year old Irish Golden Doodles.  We started out training at the humane society.  That’s was fine,  but my wife has health problems and it became difficult for us to train there.  We searched for a home trainer and via a referral found Heather.  We were immediately impressed with her personality and knowledge.  We started out with her training the pups in our home.  We then embarked on a 4 week intensive “boot camp” at a local day care facility.  Currently, we are having the pups see heather once a week, alternating between the daycare and our home. The results have been outstanding. We have two energetic, intelligent and highly trainable dogs and she has done wonders with them.  Both pups have issues, one shyness and the other over-exuberance, which caused heather some challenges, which she dealt with using various strategies for training. In-home training is certainly a necessary part of the process in my opinion, but   you should discuss with her doing some of the training at an outside facility.  This is good for the dog’s socialization as well as giving heather flexibility to do work in different environments. Tim, Thelma & Louise Medina, MN
Thelma & Louise practicing “Go to your Place”                                
Toby: Cavachon Service Provided: 4 Week Puppy Boot Camp Program I was very happy with Heather's work with our 5-month old puppy.  Our dog, Toby, learned a lot with Heather's direction and also seemed to love his sessions with her.  Heather provided great written materials to reinforce what she shared with me and was a great resource for me, as a new dog-owner. Stephanie & Toby South Minneapolis, MN
Toby practicing his Down Stay at Lake Harriet                            
Molly: Labrador Retriever Service Provided: 4 week Puppy Boot Camp Heather trained our puppy, Molly, and Molly knows now what we want her to do; and she walks on-leash (instead of pulls all the time); and generally speaking our dog is well-behaved.  Heather spends one-on-one time with the dog and then shows you, the owner, how to reinforce that training.  And she did the training in such a way that Molly enjoyed it, too.  The whole thing has been just great and we would do it again in a minute, next time we have a new dog.  Thanks, Heather! Erik & Molly Edina, MN
Barley: Springer Spaniel Service Provided: In-Home Training for Fear of and Reactivity Toward People. Adult guests have noticed a remarkable difference in his behavior.  He is calm and has even crawled in some guests' laps (at their encouragement.)  He is also comfortable watching from a distance, which is a great improvement.  He's still wary of people on wheels when we go on walks, but the reaction is much less and it is easier to regain his attention and help him calm down when he does get upset. Barley is doing very well with the new baby.  He has been so sweet and thoughtful from the time that Charles was born.  We are very pleased with his progress.  He is still not great with other kids, and we will have to work on that, but we are taking it one step at a time. Overall, the training was very helpful.  We use it everyday and we see the difference! Rachel & Barley South Minneapolis, MN
Taylor: Miniature Goldendoodle Service Provided: 4 week Puppy Boot Camp Hi Heather,  I just wanted to let you know I pass along this testimonial to folks who compliment what a great dog we have:   We highly recommend Heather.  When our puppy Taylor got to the unruly 3 month age we hooked up with Heather.  Heather came to our home and taught us how to train Taylor.  We were really happy she was very nice working with our kids.  We found her in-home service is quite unique among trainers and allows her to begin with puppies at age 3 months when most trainers won’t accept puppies until 6 months.  We were very happy she started with Taylor at 3 months.  Taylor immediately became very well mannered and it was crucial that our family learned how to keep her that way.  Taylor is 2 years old now and she’s the best dog we could have ever hoped for.  We give all the credit to Heather’s training.   We really appreciate everything you did!
Lucy:  Golden Retriever Service Provided: 4 week Puppy Boot Camp & Puppy Kindergarten Hi Heather, Just got home from a nice long walk with my well-behaved, loose- leashed Lucy. I thought about you on our walk and how happy I am we found you and what a great trainer you are. Lucy is doing so well; she goes to doggie daycare a few times a week to play with her friends and has a wonderful life. She is not perfectly behaved all the time, but close enough for us. Thank you so much for laying the ground work! Terry & Lucy Bloomington
Lily: Australian Cattle Dog Mix Service Provided: Customized Bootcamp & In-Home Training - Lily was adopted from the Animal Humane Society and came with MANY fears. Heather, I am so proud of Lily. This evening she and I participated in the Odor Recognition Test (ORT). As a team we successfully identified Birch and Anise, we missed on Clove. My formerly anxious and reactive dog handled the situation with confidence and aplomb! Once again, thank you for all of the help and guidance that you provided. Kathy & Lily Minnetonka, MN
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