I came to Silke for desperate help when my 6 year old rescue Australian Cattle/Jack Russel started to become unpredictably aggressive. We spent 4 sessions working on impulse control, but I knew she was a dog whisperer after just the 1st session!
I am now much more comfortable taking my dog on walks around the neighborhood with my one year old, and keeping my dog out in the living room during play dates! He listens to me like he never listened before and he is much happier too (a lot more play/cuddle/treat time with momma since the baby was born!). Our friends have noticed a huge change in behavior and have only wonderful things to say now. Thank you so much Silke!! -- Kristen Zhang with Bo, Danville, PA
We recently brought a new mini Golden Doodle puppy into our family of seven. With five children and a very busy schedule, we realized we needed to seek some direction in training our exuberant, wiggly puppy to make sure we set her on the right course towards becoming a well-behaved and safe member of our family. HeRo's in-home Puppy Starter Package was just what we needed. The sessions were customized to our needs, and being able to train right in our own home and yard was invaluable. Silke addressed our questions about our puppy's behaviors including jumping on the kids, mouthing, pulling on the leash, and getting along with other dogs. Because our puppy was showing some signs of bullying towards my mother's dog, Silke even did a session at my mom's home to work on those behaviors with both dogs. The "field trip" session at a local store offered the chance for our puppy to practice her new skills in an unfamiliar environment with many distractions. Silke was creative and thoughtful in involving our five kids in the training and in giving us suggestions of how to teach them to work with our puppy. The handouts, websites and resources she provided through the trainings were excellent. Overall, we found Silke to be knowledgeable, professional, thorough, and gracious. We hope to enroll our puppy in a group class at HeRo Canine Consulting sometime soon. -- Tami Gabrielsen and Quincy, Danville, PA