At Paws on the Duck, training is all about having fun! Our certified trainer, Heather Pope, has been training since 2008 and she is passionate about what she does.  She has worked with just about every breed, large and small, and enjoys problem solving to see what training methods work for each dog. Heather has worked her own dogs in agility, conformation, dog safety awareness at elementary schools and pre-schools, tracking, obedience and she is also an AKC certified CGC (Canine Good Citizen) evaluator. Heather uses positive reinforcement and reward-based training to foster a positive training experience and help build mutual respect between the dog and handler. This positive training interaction will help improve the bond between you and your furry family member, all while having fun!

We understand that each dog is an individual, and that each family has different training goals and lifestyles. Our goal is to develop a training package to help each of you meet those individual needs. 

Whether you are looking to improve on leash walking and basic manners, have fun working your dog in agility, create a calmer experience at the vet, or work towards having your dog certified as a Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Heather will work with you to meet your training goals. 

Call now to set up a consultation with Heather and get started on your training journey! We look forward to hearing from you soon.