Testimonials

Erin is AMAZING! She is wonderful to work with, has the kindest disposition and is so encouraging. My puppy loves her too and has learned so much!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ERIN!!

— Melissa J.

I sought a dog trainer who could help me tame my anxious, scared, and clingy rescue. My top concerns were his territorial tendencies, his separation anxiety (barking whenever I left), and crate training.

I found Erin as a referral, and am so glad I did! She was extremely responsive, and we were able to meet within a few days of initial communication. This was during the quarantine, but we safely socially distanced the entire time by meeting outside. I didn’t want to wait until after the quarantine, so this option worked really well for me.

Erin taught me a lot about dog/animal psychology, how to reward good behavior, and she had effective advice for addressing my concerns. I’ve already seen dramatic improvement in crate training – he actually lets me sleep now! I’ve also seen progress in his territorial tendencies.

After our session, Erin sent a comprehensive guidebook, tailored to my questions/concerns. It is extremely thorough and her advice is easy to implement. I’m planning to meet with her regularly to continue working on behaviors and learn new tricks like ‘stay’ and/or only hop on the couch/bed when invited.

I would highly recommend Erin if you’re looking for a very experienced, encouraging and smart dog trainer!

— Meredith P.

Erin, founder of Heckin Good Dog Training, is one of the most sincere, genuine people we know. Her character definitely says a lot about her persona and mission to help our furry family adapt to our unique living styles as humans. From in person one on ones, to virtual private coaching, her passion for helping our pets bond with their humans leaves a secure blanket of trust between us and our pets. During the sessions, she is very clear about explaining each activity and how it translates to human and furfam. You leave with a deeper understanding and reassurance knowing that the goals provided are attainable and that Erin is open to answering any questions and even giving a summary to follow. Her coaching technique is so gentle and interactive,  that you yourself want to continue hanging out and learning with Erin. We have had nothing but a heckin good time with our training journey for Pocket. Thank you so much for establishing such a welcoming, loving brand for humans and our loved furfam. P.S. Ask her about her handmade fur love bow-ties, they are one of a kind. 🙂

— Jaymie H.

Erin has helped me train Freyia since she was about 5 weeks old. Right away my puppy and her developed a rapport I’ve never seen before. Erin recommendations on potty training were precise and in no time Freyia learnt to use the proper space for bathroom. We worked on developing Freyia’s crate as a comfort and safe place to be in when most dogs might see it as a time-out place or somewhere that is undesirable or as a punishment. Freyia stays there freely time and time again, even when I’m working or away. Later on we worked on developing her learning abilities and intelligence with fun games to solve with treats, food, etc. Freyia is 15 weeks old and she knows how to sit, remain calm, give her paw and is learning how to be around me and come back in public dog parks despite all distractions. Erin has also provided comprehensive customized  written guides since the beginning  to follow to empower me to keep Freyias education between sessions, and takes the time to recommend the right gear or toys for her. Erin uses positive reinforcement all the time with tremendous impact on the dog. Most of all I feel a lot of confidence in Erin as I know she loves my dog and genuinely cares for her and has dog sit her for me when in need. You should see how Freyia melts when greeting Erin. Needless to say, I highly value and recommend this service. Your dog will be in the best hands.

— Mauricio R.