Welcome to the exciting world of HeRo Dog Training and Behavior!

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

We provide the following:

  • K9 Nose Work® coaching by experienced NACSW™-approved Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI™) and Certifying Official (CO)
  • Training and behavior services recommended by the veterinary community
  • The only dog trainer and behavior consultant in Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties 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!

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 Forsyth and Gwinnett County. Silke has been a Certified Nose Work Instructors (CNWI™) since 2011. More about Silke

K9 Nose Work®

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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!

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 ClientMy dog, Gordon, a three year old German Shepherd, and I enjoy nose work for many reasons. One of the primary motivations for me to initially sign us up for nose work classes was because the dogs work independently. Gordon has animal aggression issues making it impossible for him to take other, more common, canine classes such as group obedience classes. -- Michele Stone and Gordon, Williamsport, PA

"I think Silke's greatest strength is her ability to focus in very quickly on a dog's behavioral issues and come up with an effective solution. She has helped me innumerable times with my foster puppies to work through issues they are having and that I was having trouble resolving. A great example is a foster puppy I evaluated for a week because she was barking and biting her foster family. With Silke's input I was able to identify and reverse the triggers for the barking and biting and, just when I needed it most, Silke sent me a wonderful short video that summarized how to manage a high drive puppy like this one. This gave me a very clear set of guidelines for the dog's foster family who successfully implemented them. The dog is now in advanced training and matched with a client – a very different outcome than dropping her from the program which was being considered." -- Suzie Dupont and Sandler, Benton, PA

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