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Simple, effective, flexible and proven solutions for you and your dog!

We provide the following:

  • Training and behavior services recommended by the veterinary community
  • The only dog trainer and behavior consultant WITHIN 150 MILES to hold the two highest certifications by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers®.
  • Flexible service schedule to meet your goals
  • Methods that are easy to implement and highly effective
  • Support to our local rescue community and shelter dog adopters

At HeRo, we are all about you and your dog!

WHY CHOOSE HeRo?
Do you want the highest-quality and most up-to-date service for your dog? Do you want to work with an experienced and truly qualified professional?

Silke is the ONLY INDEPENDENTLY CERTIFIED Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant in the Central Susquehanna area. More about Silke

Pups and Teens

woman holding puppyNeed help with your puppy? Did your adorable puppy suddenly turn into a spiteful juvenile delinquent and forget all his manners overnight? Our "Pups 'n Teen" Packages are the solution to get your youngster on the right track to becoming the perfect dog!

 

K9 Nose Work®

canine nose work woman training dog

Looking for a quick, easy and fun activity to tire your dog out mentally and physically? Does your dog need a job? Whether mutt or purebred, young or old, active or mellow, fearful or reactive, K9 Nose Work® may just be the solution for you!

Pet Manners

woman with kids and terrier mix giving a treatJumpstart your dog's obedience! Our "Pet Manners" Group Classes will help you get control over your dog and turn him into an attentive, well-behaved pet at home and in public.

One-On-One Support

woman with laptop and dog under treeNo time for a group class? Busy schedule? Behavior issues with your dog? Our "One-on-One" Pet Manners and Behavior Services are convenient, flexible and completely customized to fit your and your dog's needs!

Client Testimonials

Happy Client 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

Happy ClientAs my introduction to Canine NoseWork, Silke has been marvelous! She is able to combine a wealth of knowledge about dogs, an understanding of canine scenting skills, and a natural ability to teach humans with an approachable, friendly manner to create classes that are both enjoyable (for dogs AND humans) and productive.

Edy and I look forward to every class--I only wish we lived closer than over an hour away! -- Betsy Howell and Eddy, Harrisburg, PA

Derek Harhigh and Ashlea Shannon, Harrisburg, PAK9 Nosework and Silke have turned our coach potato into a star. We never thought we would find something that Brynn would enjoy so much! We love watching Silke challenge her every week and help to develop her searching abilities. -- Derek Harhigh and Ashlea Shannon, Harrisburg, PA

Brian Marino and Glover, Stillwater, PA Silke is more than a dog trainer, she is also a teacher for the human side of the equation. She is always learning more to pass on to her students. Every Nosework  class with her is fun yet challenging. The bond I have with Glover would not be as close if it were not for Silke and Nosework. -- Brian Marino and Glover, Stillwater, PA

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We serve Columbia (Bloomsburg, Berwick, Catawissa, Millville, Benton), Lycoming County (Muncy, Williamsport), Montour County (Danville), Northumberland County (Milton, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Riverside, Watsontown, Sunbury), Snyder County (Selinsgrove, Monroe Township) and Union County (Lewisburg, Mifflinburg)