Heavenly Hounds
Heavenly Hounds

Heavenly Hounds

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Introduction: Puppies, puppies, puppies! When do you start training your puppies? Immediately. ASAP. Right away, right now, you need to get a trainer. The sooner you get a trainer to train your puppy. The happier you and your whole family will be. I can help now. So that this transition will be easy and your puppy will do what you want instead of everything don't want.... Like chewing on everything, pooping and peeing in the house. All of that can be fixed really quickly. My name is Stacey. I own and operate Heavenly Hounds. I am a small business. I am a dog trainer, a life coach, and an animal behavioralist. All rolled up into one gets the job done very quickly. I am training the whole household to be a pack because that is the way the dog thinks in a pack mentality. We are the best in our field for the Bay area and central California. I'm the only one in California that will go to your home to work with an aggressive dog. I am one of the very few that will go to your home and work with your dogs in your home. Please check out my reviews! Those are on the first session! Don’t wait to take that next step to get your dog and yourself training. With the proper training, it is much easier and FUN! I will walk you through this process with in home training coupled with videos and calls on a regular basis. We want you to be successful! 😁😁 With in home training sessions. Stacey will train you to be the pack leader and to be your dog's personal trainer. Not your neighbor’s dog, not your friend's dog, not my dogs, YOUR dog’s personal trainer. I train you to be your dog’s personal trainer so you can always train your dog. No matter what, you will know your dog and how to get him to do what you want. We personalize the training specifically to your needs and your lifestyles. Your dog can be the dog you want it to be. Because of this unique approach to training dogs and their owners, you will be able to get your dog to do anything you want. Your dog will listen to you, and you will know how to correct behaviors for the rest of your dog's life with this training. You will not receive this kind of training anywhere in the world as I am a dog trainer, an animal Behaviorists and a life coach. Is your dog running away when you open the door? Do you need puppy training? Is your dog chewing on everything and digging holes in the backyard? Does your dog jump on everybody? Plays too ruff? Biting, aggressive towards other dogs? Aggressive to certain people? Food Aggression. Aggressive behavior modification. Separation Anxiety. Play Fetch, barking issues, fearfulness, and more. Introducing dog to new household. Yard issues. Crate traing. Do you need a therapy dog? I got that, too. All of these things can be fixed rather quickly with the proper training, whether you pick in home training or at our board and training facility. We can fix the problems quickly! Whatever the problem you have, we can fix it, and your dog can be a heavenly hound, too! No dog left behind. Call me now. The longer you wait, the greater the habit you create. So, let’s get on it and get you back to living and enjoying your dog. I have been training dogs all my life, literally. And now my adult children are training dogs with me too! My Mom trained dogs, and that is what started me on this track. As an adult, I opened a dog training facility and a wildlife refuge. I am also a life coach, helping people in any kind of situation and succeed. Dog training and life coaching go together very well as I am training you as well as the dog. This is also very useful when training therapy and service dogs and can often help relieve some issues of the human as the training is therapeutic for you too. In my refuge, I would get dogs that nobody wanted, hard to train or aggressive dogs and from the pound. I would rehabilitate them at my own cost. I was able to adopt eve!ry one of those dogs out to a loving home. I love a challenge. Because of this, I have worked with many different dogs in just about every situation you can imagine. I have worked with all kinds of breeds of dogs. From Chihuahua, Jack Russel, Dachshund to Great Dane, Roti, Pitbull, Mastiff, Chow, German Shepard, Jindo, Corgi, Frenchies, Ridgeback, Terriers, Mutipoo, Labradoodle, Golden doodle, Burna doodle, Malinois, Yorkie, Xoloitzcuintle, mexican hairless, Husky, Pomeranian, Pug, Bulldog, Shiba Inu, Beagle, Basset hound, Doberman, Cane Corso, Great Pyrenees, Boxer, Samoyed, Shar Pei, Cavalier King Charles, Bichon Frise, Havenese, Basenji, Grey hound, Weimaraner, Pekingese, Mimi Schnauzer, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Eskimo to name a few. I have extensive background with hard to train dogs that have behavioral issues. My techniques will fast track you and your dog to becoming a team. I have studied many different styles in my life, so I'm able to come up with a training technique and/or plan that will fit you and your dog to get the outcome we want. Every dog and situation are different, so I will customize your plan to fit your specific needs and goals. The number of session can vary depending on the problems we are addressing, so the number of sessions can differ widely. There are other fees depending on the services you need. Don't forget to check out my reviews!

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Shelley b.
Mar 5, 2024

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Stacy has been fabulous. She has taught me so much about how a dog's mind works. After the first visit. my dog, Archie, did much better by me following what she did with him. Before we hired Stacy, Archie would bark at visitors, especially my grandson. After our first session, following her instructions, his barking was significantly reduced and continues to improve. After the 2nd visit, he (and I) am learning new behaviors, like how to walk with him. He is always responding(he is pretty smart) and is make our walks so much more enjoyable. I am seeing how much happier Archie is by Stacy's training, and so are we. Thak you Stacy!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Vikram A.
Dec 13, 2023

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For unrelated reasons, we didn’t actually hire a puppy trainer. However, I had an excellent experience coordinating with and speaking to Stacey. The initial discussion/phone call we had revealed that she is clearly very knowledgeable, genuinely interested, and charismatic about training dogs. She walked me through what to expect as my dog grows up at the different stages of its life and the things I needed to watch out for. She was very friendly and confident in her approach, and I highly recommend her for new dog owners!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Barking • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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Gilbert H.
Nov 22, 2023
Stacy is an amazing dog trainer. We had our puppy do board and train with her and our puppy came back better than we could have ever hoped. Our puppy came back crate trained, and able to go to the bathroom on command. We look forward to continued training sessions to keep up her skills. We couldn't be happier!
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Kathleen L.
Feb 10, 2023

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Stacey was amazing! We couldn't believe how fast our Duffie responded to her! She gave us brilliant information on how dogs behave and respond and what to do to train him for every situation! We highly recommend Stacey (Heavenly Hounds) if you need to train your dog or puppy quickly! Her online tutorials are so well put together and have so much valuable information! Well worth the price!!! Roger and Kathy Ludlow

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Digging • Chewing • Biting • Leash pulling • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Tamaki M.
Oct 9, 2023
I highly recommend Stacey. I have taken some dog training classes. Also I have hired dog trainers before for my dogs. However, I was never taught the reasoning behind the training techniques that I was given, so I was never able to make good use of the techniques. Stacey’s training is very unique and I really like the way she taught us. At beginning of her training she taught us about dog behavior and why the dog acts the way it does. I was able to understand my dog’s body language while I was training her. Also I was able to see why we were having a problem with our dogs. I am so happy that I was able to encounter Stacey as my dog trainer. We just have finished one class but we already see that my dog is a totally different dog. Thank you so much Stacey! You are the best dog trainer I have ever met.
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