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Heel K-9 - Board & Train
Heel K-9 - Board & Train

Heel K-9 - Board & Train

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Introduction: Currently accepting Board & Train applications for may 2021 Puppy biting? Potty training? Lunging and barking on walks? Jumping on guests? Leash pulling? Not listening? Chewing on EVERYTHING?? Fearful? Aggressive? We see it everyday & we solve it everyday!! We offer a variety of training options- • Custom training programs created specially for you & your dog, allowing you to easily train your dog/puppy exactly like the professionals do but at a fraction of the cost. • If you’re a busy professional and looking for something that’s done 100% for you with no stress or worry, our board and train programs are among the best in the country. With a completely immersive in home training once your fur baby comes back home! +additional weekly training for up to 8 weeks is included to make sure your dog is as successful as possible! Covering everything from basic obedience - puppy training- confidence building - fearfulness & aggression. I’m Holly, the owner and lead trainer here at Heel K9. I have been working with animals of all sizes for nearly my entire life! From working with endangered Amur Leopards in zoos to mans best friend in multiple countries. From California all the way to Australia, I’ve seen and worked with just about every dog problem there is. Relationship based training. Building the bond you and your pup deserve. Training dogs with love and giving owners the structure they need to handle any type of behavior. With clear communication and understanding between you and your dog, life will be REWARDING!! I’ve developed fun games and easy to implement strategies to have any dog learning new behaviors and leaving behind bad habits. Making your life calmer and so much more enjoyable! Enough is enough, step up to the life you and your dog(s) deserve.

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Serves Kingsburg, CA

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Kimberly c.

Dog Training

I can't say enough about Holly. If you need help in training your fur baby look no further. Holly trains with love,no harsh training. After working with your pooch,she teaches you as well. With her assistance she truly makes dog ownership less stressful so you enjoy your pup. And your pup enjoys you more. I tell her she is my miracle worker. My German shepherd was a pain to walk. Now he is amazing.As I said she shows you how to continue there lessons, she shows you proper equipment and how to use it. My dogs love her, they see her coming and get excited. Please for your fur babies if you need training message Holly, it was the best message I ever sent. She had my male shepherd in May, in December she will have our female, and then any future dogs we may own.
Oct 23, 2020
Bushra P.

Holly is terrific. We are first time dog owners and were struggling to train our Golden puppy. We were getting confusing and contradicting advice from various trainers, and our puppy was getting a bit stubborn and starting to bully us around the house as she went through her first heat cycle and then the spay surgery. This is when we found Holly. She made herself available to do video calls with the whole family and asked us to record and share videos of our puppy’s undesirable behaviors. She is very good and honest in her communications and explained to us the options we had. She assured us that the behavior could be fixed through her 5 week obedience and behavior training. She spent a couple of hours with us getting to know us and the puppy on the day she came to pick up the puppy. She was very gentle and friendly with the puppy and kept updating us with the progress and sharing videos of the puppy in the following weeks. She did bring the puppy back for a home visit on a Saturday at the end of 2 weeks. At the end of the 5 weeks, she brought back a well behaved and sweet dog, and spent hours explaining to us how to keep the puppy from relapsing or forgetting her training. She also gave us the tools and toys to further train the puppy and keep her at the top of her behavior. Holly really loves animals and is very passionate about what she does. She’s very disciplined and knowledgeable about animal behavior, which really makes her a great trainer. I would recommend Holly to anyone.
Jun 2, 2021
Tracy l.

Dog Training

Came to our home and spent extra time to answer all my questions. My dogs really liked her. They were very comfortable with Holly. She was very professional. She even brought dog treats for our dogs. Gave us helpful tools to use while training.
Mar 1, 2020
Brynn b.

So if you've landed on Holly's page, no need to look any further. You have found the one!! My boyfriend and I have an Australian Cattle Dog who DID NOT get along with other dogs. This was to the point where we stressed taking her on walks because she would absolutely lose it when she saw another dog. Not just barking, but almost a screaming sound coming from her. We had seen a couple other dog trainers before Holly and nothing would change. When we came across Holly's page and saw her other reviews, it looked promising..and sure enough it was! Holly had our dog for a month. One thing I want to point out is how different Holly is from other Boarding companies. She does this out of her house which is so comforting to know. She doesn't leave the dog in the crate for 3/4's of the day and only train for a couple hours. She is with your dog so much more than other trainers out there! Her training style is so gentle and she doesn't use any harmful training techniques. This was also very important to us. If you are looking for someone who will love and care for your dog as much as you do, She is the one!! Our dog has now been back for several weeks and we feel like our lives have changed! We look at seeing dogs as an opportunity now as WE control the situation, not the dog. Holly puts in the work and has made sure that WE were also trained to maintain this great behavior in our dog. We got everything out of this training that we could have wanted! I had a hard time sending our dog away for a whole month and she made sure to send so many pictures/videos/&detailed updates constantly. She made the experience so much easier and has checked in with us multiple times to make sure our dog is still doing well. You can see her love for animals and how much she truly wants each animal to live the best stress free life. She trains with love and is very gentle with the way she trains. SHE IS THE BEST DOG TRAINER AROUND!
Nov 4, 2020
Natalie L.

Both our girl with to training holly cane over and asked us about what behaviors our dog was exhibiting and what we would want to change. Also what measures we had done before to know what the dog has been conditioned to. She gave me update once a week and more of pics and videos of our girl training! She also let us see her half way through to see how the training was going and it was awesome in just two weeks! She asked me some more questions on fine tuning her behaviors and what she has been observing about our dog. This helped pinpoint what the last two weeks would be dedicated too. All the information she gave us was valuable and very precise on why our dog might be doing something or why they might not. She also gave us strategies to help us at home. After the training was over holly stayed at our house for a few hours and gave us a training on how she did things and how to manage it at home. She’s the type of person who doesn’t just give us our dog back and say here you go and never see her again. She checks up to se show everything is going maybe once every 2 weeks and has been so kind to help us out with our other one! Would 10/10 recommend!
Heel K-9 - Board & Train's reply
Training Shasta has been great! I’m so happy she came into my program, her drive can get her in trouble but it also makes her SUCH a fun student! Thank you Natalie!
Oct 19, 2020
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Holly Spanke


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First we will have an in-depth phone consultation followed by an application process to make sure we are the right fit for you!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Years of hands on experience ranging from exotic big Cats being Trained as ambassadors for zoos education programs etc. to course certifications with the top dog training school in the United States. I’ve work in many area of dog training- from performance & trick dogs to service dogs. I have a proficient understanding of many different approach’s and methods. We will work with you to find what fits you & your dogs needs best.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started working with exotic big cats and loved every minute of it. I love building relationships full of trust and love with any animal but especially dogs!! the most rewarding feeling is when I can share that experience with someone else.

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