Teenah Eco & Miso

A year ago I made the decision to foster a rescue dog. The universe really wanted this for me because someone contacted ME about fostering. Miso was rescued from Mexico as a puppy and was rehoused twice before I fostered him. When I received him from his previous owners, he was scared of everything. He had extremely high anxiety and was on trazodone. It took a while for him to come around to me but I eventually built trust with him and was able to wean him off the trazodone. I fell in love and he became a foster fail as I adopted him. As he gained more confidence, his anxiety turned to fear towards triggers I was unaware of. At a loss, and panicked, I knew I needed some kind of training for him so I went to various groups to help. One was extreme, and the other was geared towards all positive reinforcement. Two sides of the spectrum. As I saw his reactivity increase, my anxiety also increased in all environments. I realized what I needed was a behavioral therapist, so I turned to Heroick9s with a referral from Miso’s rescue for an in-home evaluation (which was free by the way!) in January 2022, and they assured me that they could help. Through our journey together, Miso has completely changed.

They did some magic voodoo sorcery on Miso, because after our 3rd session field trip, he had very little to no reaction at all to dogs and strangers passing by. He used to lunge and angry bark at EVERYONE. He even settled and laid down as one dog walked by. One of my neighbors was watching and she was SO IMPRESSED because she knew how he was before. I have gotten praise from so many people that knew how Miso used to be. You have no idea what a proud dog Mom I am. Even the biggest critic of him commented that he’s improved considerably.

Heroick9s pivots their training plans based on what you need as an owner based on your personality/habits, based on what your dog needs, based on your dogs habits and personality, mixed in with your dogs breed and their DNA… and aligns all of that with your end goals for your pup. They also genuinely want to help and will work with you on plans that meet your budget based on your needs. They’re super knowledgeable and walk you through how your dog communicates so you understand what your pup is trying to tell you. They’ve been a huge support every step of the way, always on hand to answer any questions or dog crisis I encounter.

Miso’s behavioral change has allowed me to be less anxious on walks, allowing us to walk more often and get more exercise. I am able to take him to outdoor patio coffee shops (without worrying about him lunging and barking), outdoor events, and currently we are working on off-leash training. He’s been doing amazing with his recall and engagement! I have aspirations for him to become a service dog one day and get his canine good citizen certificate. Heroick9s has changed our life, and I have nothing but love and gratitude for Jaye and Eli for all of their patience, effort and passion in helping my Miso!

Nichole Natividad, Levi, & Siopao

HeroicK9s goes beyond their ultimate goal for you to build a true bond and relationship with your fur companion through offering services like board and training by continuing to host pack walks owners can join to see yours and your pet’s progress in action with a community of like-minded members. Other great services they provide is to visit pets in their home environment, which may make it easier and comfortable/uncomfortable with. HeroicK9s’ information and feedback on how to continue training my 2 dogs AFTER the board and train has been invaluable and allows me to walk my dogs, Levi and Siopao, more at ease. It has allowed me to build a sense of confidence as a dog owner and allowed my dog, Levi, to find his own self-confidence as the good doggo he is. Book with them now if you’d like to build a fruitful relationship with your dog no matter the age! They are trustful and you can tell they really love what they do for many dog owners that struggle to understand their dog(s).

Kate Lynn Stevenson & Honey

I had my free evaluation in December 2020 and have been working with HeroicK9s to train my service dog since. They’ve worked with my dog since she was about 6 months old on everything from basic behavioral training (crate training, greeting manners, etc.) to tasks that assist with my disabilities. I owe a lot of her success to HeroicK9s and can’t recommend them enough. Thank you!

Charlotte Thompson & Benny

HeroicK9s’ trainers are extremely passionate about their practice. My dog is a rescue from Tijuana that needed a ton of behavioral training and they offered a variety of affordable options and brought a wealth of knowledge to each session. More importantly, my dog’s behavior has improved dramatically. I trust him around other dogs now, when I’m at the dog park, and how him and I communicate. I would highly recommend these trainers.

Stephanie Lund & Mila

We have loved our experience with HeroicK9s! We adopted a German Shepherd/Malinois mix puppy early 2021 who was showing some aggression toward other dogs. After working with Jaye and Elias, our pup can easily go to dog parks, dog beaches, restaurants, etc and behaves like a well behaved fur citizen! Their personal dogs are so impressive and living proof that their training works! I knew a good amount about basic obedience training but I learned so much from our trainers! I really appreciated that they were 1 on 1 sessions (not a class setting) focused on our needs. This means we did not waste time learning some of the “basics” they teach in training classes, that our pup already knew. So glad we found HeroicK9s!