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Heather Gutshall, ACDBC, CPDT-KA, Lead Trainer


Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

​​Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed

Co-Founder & President, Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs

​Mentor Trainer - Animal Behavior College

Member - Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Animal Rescue Volunteer, Handler, for Humane Society of the US

Dog Trainer for PARL's Leap Fund

Our training philosophy includes positive, reward-based training techniques that are fun for both you and your dog. We always stick to the practice of using the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) methods.

You will find as many training styles as you will trainers so before you hire someone to work with you and your dog, please do your research.  

See The Association for Pet Dog Trainers for more information on choosing a dog trainer.

Heather Gutshall, CPDT-KA
Voted #1 Best Dog Trainer


Outbound Hounds
Voted #1 Best Board & Train
Featured Trainer
APDT's Chronicle of the Dog

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is the recognized voice of the dog training profession.

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