Heeling Hounds News and Community Events


August 14, 2017

Heeling Hounds announces that its owner and founder, Glenda Herrin, is relocating out of the El Paso area. We offer a huge and heartfelt thank you to the more than 800 clients who have supported Heeling Hounds these past nine years—it has been an absolute honor and pleasure to work with all of you. Please check out our Resources page to find alternate trainers in the El Paso area.

June 19, 2017

Heeling Hounds is sad to announce that our trainer Ana Aguirre will be leaving our team to pursue a nursing degree.  Ana has done a fantastic job working with Heeling Hounds clients, and consistently provided compassionate, supportive, modern, science-based training to numerous clients and their dogs.  We are so sad to lose her, but wish her only the best in her future endeavors.

February 6, 2017

Heeling Hounds has always embraced the philosophy of training without fear or pain (and has never had to use a choke chain, prong collar, or shock collar in working with over 800 clients). We are now a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild.  Learn more about PPG here.

December 10, 2016

Heeling Hounds is pleased to add independent contractor Ana Aguirre to the Heeling Hounds training team! Ana is a graduate of the Animal Behavior College, and also works as the Enrichment Coordinator at the Humane Society of El Paso.  You can learn more about her on our About page.


October 31, 2016

Heeling Hounds had fun participating in another segment of Erika Castillo’s “Carpe Diem” on KFOX TV/Channel 14 this week! We discussed how (and whether) to desensitize a dog to wearing a Halloween costume; treats and candy to be careful not to leave within your dog's reach; practicing doorbell training; and methods to help your dog feel relaxed and less on edge before and during the night's festivities. Here are links to the three segments if you missed seeing them live: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.


October 3, 2016

Heeling Hounds is very pleased to welcome Independent Contractor Bailey Martin to the training team! Bailey is a graduate of the Animal Behavior College, and will be bringing a vast amount of knowledge in helping clients work with their pets. You can find out more about her on our About page.


September 27, 2016

Heeling Hounds was thrilled to be invited as a guest speaker at the Center for Career & Technology Education (CCTE) on 27 September. The veterinary medicine-track students learned and exchanged ideas about how to help pets feel comfortable in the office and examinations rooms, as well as the importance of reading and responding appropriately to their body language and levels of stress. Many thanks to Dr. Dominique Nehring for inviting Heeling Hounds to participate in this valuable exchange!


August 1st, 2016

Heeling Hounds is invited to participate in Congregation B’nai Zion’s Bark & Meow Mitzvah on Sunday, August 7th starting at 10am! Stop by and see us at 805 Cherry Hill Lane, El Paso 79912, and meet some of the amazing pet-care businesses in the community for this fun event!


August 1st, 2016

Heeling Hounds is excited to be participating in this year’s Pet Parade during the Humane Society’s 23rd Annual Save-A-Life Telethon, scheduled for Saturday, August 6th. Tune in to KVIA Channel 7 from 4:00-11:00pm to check out some of the many dogs and cats looking for homes, and call in to pledge a donation if you can!


July 26th, 2016

Heeling Hounds was invited to give a Dog Safety presentation to the 3rd grade Gifted and Talented Summer Scholars camp at Hacienda Heights Elementary School on 26 July. We discussed how to approach a dog safely, how to give a dog treats, how dogs tell you they‘re stressed, and how to pet a dog for the first time. We also covered the importance of how dogs‘ coats protect them in the heat, why not to keep a dog in a hot car, and how to tell when it‘s too hot to go for a walk.


June 27th, 2016

Heeling Hounds was contacted by the non-profit organization Canine Wounded Heroes, and asked to help a former Military Working Dog transition into a new home with an El Paso Veteran. Here’s Ricardo’s story. Canine Wounded Heroes provides medical care, rehabilitation, and forever retirement homes for military, fire & rescue, tracking, and other service dogs wounded or injured in the line of duty. Check out their website, and help donate to this worthwhile charity!   


June 20th, 2016

Heeling Hounds was contacted by CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, a comprehensive on-line certification program based in New Jersey, and invited to become a mentor for their Professional Dog Trainer Course. Heeling Hounds is honored and thrilled to be able to work with an Academy that teaches its students that reward-based dog training is the best method for effective learning, long-term results, and great relationships with dogs. Since CATCH does not support the use of training techniques or tools that cause pain or harm to a dog, physically or mentally (e.g., shocking, choking, pinching), our collaboration will be a perfect match with Heeling Hounds' doctrine and training philosophy.   


June 6th, 2016

Heeling Hounds has launched its new Trainer Tag-Along program, the only one of its kind, in El Paso. This program is a perfect fit for anyone who is thinking about entering the field of dog training but doesn't want to spend $3000 or more to attend an on-line or in-person school, or is wondering whether working with dogs and clients would be a good fit for them. Join Heeling Hounds owner & certified professional dog trainer, Glenda Herrin, to receive one-on-one, personalized counseling, advice, resources, behind-the-scenes tips and tricks, and in-person Trainer Tag-Along sessions with actual clients! Just click this link for more information, and give us a call to schedule your Meet-and-Greet session!   


May 17th, 2016

Heeling Hounds was honored to be asked by name to work with with American Bulldog Chester, the 1st Armored Division/3rd Brigade Mascot who needed a little tune-up in his listening and recall skills. His handlers and the 3rd Brigade “village” are doing a wonderful job in making sure he has the training he needs to properly represent his prestigious organization.


May 9th, 2016

Heeling Hounds has earned the Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge-Assessed designation through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). The CCPDT is the only dog training certification organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. It tests a candidate’s comprehension of the science and art of learning, canine development, behavior, ethology, and husbandry and health, to include the following areas in depth:    

- Professional practices and ethics as prescribed by the CCPDT, including the Humane Hierarchy and how that applies to real-world dog training, and an explanation of the ethical statement that CPDT-KA applicants are required to sign;    

- Learning theory and application: classical and operant conditioning, cues, stimulus control, shaping, management, Premack’s and Thorndike’s principles, and how these are applied to training plans;    

- Thorough understanding of training equipment: proper uses, advantages and disadvantages, including a discussion of tools which are considered aversive;    

- Instructional skills: inter- and intrapersonal communication, learning styles, classroom preparation and management and techniques for dealing with difficult clients;    

- Canine body language, normal and abnormal canine behavior for intact and neutered female and male dogs, aggression, signals of stress, cut-off signals, fear behaviors, appetitive and elimination behavior and more;    

- Current theories on the history of canine domestication, facts about canine development through all life stages including puppies, adolescent, adult and senior dogs, a tour through classifications of dogs and their breed tendencies;    

- Canine health and husbandry: basic nutrition, grooming, parasites, current vaccination guidelines and infectious diseases, symptoms which may limit a dog’s participation in training and emergency first aid." target=blank>Click here.    


May 9th, 2016

Heeling Hounds was thrilled to be featured in another of segment of Erika Castillo’s “Carpe Diem” on KFOX TV/Channel 7! Heeling Hounds discussed and explained a new concept of veterinary handling called “Fear Free Veterinary Care.”  Here’s a link to the three segments if you want to learn more about this new concept! Click here.    


December 14, 2015

Heeling Hounds has been invited to present a “Learning Luncheon” at Country Club Animal Clinic this coming week. Thank you to Dr. Harvey and staff for being interested in the training part of animal care—can’t wait to share and learn with all of you! 


November 02, 2015

The KFOX-14 News Carpe Diem segments with Heeling Hounds aired earlier than anticipated! If you missed each day’s report starting on 19 October, you can catch up here beginning with Motivation Monday.


September 21, 2015

El Paso KFOX-14 News anchor Erika Fox contacted Heeling Hounds with an invitation to be featured for a week in her Carpe Diem reports.  The Carpe Diem segments, featured on the 9pm news, will be covering how pet parents can properly walk and run with their dogs, and will address the dos and don'ts of this subject as well as appropriate breeds, equipment, physical considerations, and much more.  Heeling Hounds was honored and thrilled to be asked to participate in this report; the segments will run in November, with exact dates to be announced soon!


August 4, 2015

After careful consideration, Heeling Hounds has made the decision to terminate its membership with the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). IACP considers itself “the unified voice of Balance and Reason,” meaning that its members are authorized and encouraged to use the outdated, painful, counter-productive methods that Heeling Hounds has never used and never will use. In working with over 600 clients, I have always used a scientific combination of classical Pavlovian and operant Skinnerian conditioning, and I have never required, used, or suggested that a client use a choke chain, shock collar, or spiked prong/“training” collar. It has in fact been my privilege and pleasure to get numerous dogs out of these tortuous devices and into either more humane equipment, or properly leashed trained based on my clients’ needs and preferences. While IACP tells members it “supports YOUR freedom to use the tools and methods you deem best for success in your canine profession,” since these methods include and advocate use of the tools mentioned above, Heeling Hounds has chosen to end its association with this group.


July 27, 2015

Heeling Hounds was invited by the Humane Society of El Paso to host the Pet Parade during their 22nd Annual Save-A-Life Telethon, scheduled for Saturday, August 1st. Tune in to KVIA Channel 7 from 4:00-11:00pm to check out some of the many dogs and cats that are up for adoption!


April 6, 2015

Heeling Hounds has been awarded an “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau! Many thanks to all the clients and friends who have helped make this achievement possible with their support, referrals, and positive feedback!


December 15, 2014

Stumped at finding The Perfect Christmas Gift? Why not surprise a family member or friend with a six-week Dog Ownership and Behavior Class starting February 7th, 2015? Go to the Community Enrichment - Adult page and search for the course. You can sign up online!


December 15, 2014

Heeling Hounds is sad to announce that Independent Contractor Katherine Porter and her husband will be leaving El Paso. Katherine has been a fantastic addition to the Heeling Hounds family and has done some amazing work with clients—we wish her all the success in the world!


November 9, 2014

Heeling Hounds was invited to sponsor a booth at the Humane Society’s first-ever Fur Festival, scheduled for Sunday, 9 November, from 11am to 4pm. All rescues will have a special adoption fee of only $40, which will include spay/neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccinations.  Stop by 4991 Fred Wilson and say hello!


October, 2014

Heeling Hounds was invited to attend the Howl At The Moon event presented by the Humane Society of El Paso—it was fun finding dog-themed gifts to donate that will be auctioned to help raise funds for the shelter!


October, 2014

Glenda Herrin of Heeling Hounds has been certified as a Professional Dog Trainer by Raise With Praise Dog Training, Burbank, California. Her trainer was Paul Owens, the Original Dog Whisperer.


March 15, 2014

Heeling Hounds is very excited to announce the addition of Katherine Porter to the training team! Katherine graduated from the Animal Behavior College with a Certificate in Dog Obedience Training in 2013, and comes to us with substantial experience in training and extensive hands-on knowledge. Check out Katherine's biography on the About page!


March 15, 2014

In an effort to reduce the number of animals surrendered to and put down by El Paso Animal Services for behavior problems, Heeling Hounds will be presenting a free Dog Training Class on Saturday, 15 March at the Humane Society of El Paso at 4991 Fred Wilson. This mini-seminar will cover topics such as leadership, discipline, communication, exercise, potty training, and more! Stop by the Humane Society or call 532-6971 to sign up for the class. Hope to see you there!


February 2014

In an effort to reduce the number of animals surrendered at Animal Services for behavior problems, and are subsequently put down, Heeling Hounds will be offering a free Dog Training Class on Saturday, 15 February at the Dorris Van Doren Library at 551 Redd Road on the West Side. This mini-seminar will cover topics for owners such as compassionate leadership, motivation, body language, exercise, socialization, potty training, and more.  Call (915) 875-0700 or stop by to sign up for the class!


December 2013

Heeling Hounds will have an information table at the Humane Society of El Paso on 1 January 2014 starting at noon. Please stop by to say hello and take advantage of the Adoption Specials kicking off the new year!


October 2013

Heeling Hounds will be attending the 7th annual El Paso Saddleblanket Dog Lovers Fair on Saturday, 26 October! The event will be held at the El Paso Saddleblanket store at 6926 Gateway East/Exit 25. This all-day extravaganza will help raise funds for the Humane Society of El Paso, and will feature exhibits, contests, prizes, and demonstrations as well as dog adoptions, supplies, treats, and services. Stop by the Heeling Hounds booth and say hello!


September 2013

Heeling Hounds has been invited by Pets Alive-El Paso Inc. to participate and be a sponsor at the 9th Annual Howl-O-Wine Dog Walk scheduled for Sunday, 27 October 2013.  Find a fun costume for yourself (and your dog!) and come out and register at noon for the walk around La Viña Winery.  Here are some fun pictures from last year's walk.  Pets Alive-El Paso is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to help provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for caring pet owners in order to help reduce pet overpopulation and the high rate of euthanasia in El Paso.


July 2013

Heeling Hounds was invited to share training tips with the staff of the Crossroads Animal Hospital on 29 July and provide a question and answer session on dog behavior.  Thank you for this chance to get to know the people at the clinic, and for the  opportunity to learn something from these veterinary experts as well!


May 2013

Heeling Hounds now has a storefront at Cafe Press!  Check out the items you can purchase here.


May 2013

Heeling Hounds was invited to be a guest at the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association’s 28th Annual Community Awards Banquet held at the Camino Real Hotel.  The guest speaker was Wyman Meinzer, the official Texas State photographer, who shared very interesting stories of his upbringing on a large ranch and eventual work in preseving Texas history.


January 2013

Heeling Hounds will be providing free training tips and advice at the Humane Society of El Paso’s Save A Life event on New Year’s Day 2013. Come by Tuesday afternoon to adopt a forever family member or just say hello! The Humane Society is located at 4991 Fred Wilson Avenue.


December 2012

Heeling Hounds will be participating in a gift-wrapping donation drive for No Kill El Paso on Thursday, 20 December from 2:00 to 6:00pm at the West Side Barnes and Noble (705 Sunland Park Drive). No Kill El Paso’s mission is to rescue, train, adopt, and provide veterinary care for companion animals in the city of El Paso. The organization helps find homes for strays, owner surrenders, and animals pulled from the El Paso Animal Services Shelter. Come by and say hello!


August 2012

Heeling Hounds is pleased to be the guest speaker on September 8th at the 5th Annual “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Fun Fair in Artesia, NM. This is a day of education and fun for both pets and owners and is free to the public. Heeling Hounds is looking forward to attending what is sure to be a fantastic event!


July 2012

Heeling Hounds was invited by the Humane Society of El Paso to host the Pet Parade during their 19th Annual Save-A-Life Telethon, scheduled for Saturday, August 4th. Tune in to KVIA Channel 7 from 4:00-9:00pm to check out some of the many dogs and cats that are up for adoption!


July 2012

Heeling Hounds is very excited and honored to have worked with 300 clients since opening in July 2008. Thank you to everyone who has supported and worked with Heeling Hounds—I’ve enjoyed meeting and working with every one of you!


June 2012

Heeling Hounds has been invited to be the guest speaker at the 5th annual Fun Fair in Artesia, NM, scheduled to be held in September 2012.  This event, called “Who Let The Dogs Out,” is a day of education and fun for both pets and owners and is free to the public. Heeling Hounds is looking forward to attending what is sure to be a fantastic event!


May 2012

Heeling Hounds was invited to be a guest at the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association's 27th Annual Community Awards Banquet held at the Camino Real Hotel.  The guest speaker was veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald, one of the stars of Animal Planet's Emergency Vets, who regaled the audience with amusing and interesting stories from his years in veterinary practice.


April 2012

Heeling Hounds will be teaching a dog-handling class at the Humane Society of El Paso on Saturday, 31 March, starting at 1:00 p.m. for volunteers interested in walking and handling dogs and cats. Seminar topics covered will include tips, tricks, and techniques for taking out, walking, and socializing dogs, and keeping all dogs, cats, and volunteers safe and healthy. Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 532-6971 to sign up if you’re interested in learning how to give the shelter dogs a little TLC!


March 2012

Heeling Hounds will be teaching a dog-handling class at the Humane Society of El Paso on Saturday, 31 March, starting at 1:00 p.m. for volunteers interested in walking and handling dogs and cats. Seminar topics covered will include tips, tricks, and techniques for taking out, walking, and socializing dogs, and keeping all dogs, cats, and volunteers safe and healthy. Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 532-6971 to sign up if you’re interested in learning how to give the shelter dogs a little TLC!


March 2012

Heeling Hounds will be attending a fund-raiser for Ben’s Pet Pantry, El Paso's only pet-food pantry, on Saturday, 17 March at the El Paso Saddleblanket. Stop by to say hi, and if you can, bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate, along with pet items and supplies such as collars, leashes, bowls, cat litter, and so on. Looking forward to seeing you there!


January 2012

Heeling Hounds will be teaching a dog-handling class at the Humane Society of El Paso on Saturday, 21 January at 1:00 p.m. for volunteers interested in walking and handling dogs and cats. Seminar topics covered will include tips, tricks, and techniques for taking out, walking, and socializing dogs, and keeping all dogs, cats, and volunteers safe and healthy! Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 532-6971 to sign up if you’re interested in learning how to give the shelter dogs a little TLC!


December 2011

Heeling Hounds taught a dog-handling class at the Humane Society of El Paso on Saturday, 10 December. The class was for volunteers interested in walking and handling dogs and cats. Seminar topics included tips, tricks, and techniques for taking out, walking, and socializing dogs, and keeping all dogs, cats, and volunteers safe and healthy!


December 2011

Heeling Hounds thoroughly enjoyed being a guest on El Paso’s 92.3 The Fox radio station on 5 December. It was great getting to share information on dog training and tips with Victor and JoJoe!


August 2011

Six Heeling Hounds Tips have been selected for publication on the Animal Behavior College Press Release page (30 January 2010). Thanks for the chance to share some ideas with your web fans!


July 2011

Heeling Hounds has been invited to participate in the 18th Annual Humane Society Save-A-Life Telethon scheduled for Saturday, 6 August 2011 and will be answering phones from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.! Keep up with live coverage of the the telethon on KVIA Channel 7, and phone in with your donations from 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.!


July 2011

Heeling Hounds will be teaching a dog-handling class at the Humane Society of El Paso on Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for volunteers interested in walking and handling dogs and cats. Seminar topics covered will include tips, tricks, and techniques for taking out, walking, and socializing dogs, and keeping all dogs, cats, and volunteers safe and healthy! Come out and attend if you’re interested in learning how to give the shelter dogs a little TLC!


April 2011

Heeling Hounds will be attending the Animal Rescue League of El Paso’s 10th annual “Dinner With Friends” on Saturday, 16 April, at the Sunland Park Racetrack, and will be donating a gift basket for the auction to raise funds for the shelter.  Hope to see you there!


February 2011

Heeling Hounds has been accepted as an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, and currently has a rating of A- !


February 2011

Heeling Hounds will be teaching a dog-handling class at the Humane Society of El Paso on 5 March at 1:00 p.m. for volunteers interested in walking and handling dogs and cats. Seminar topics covered will include tips, tricks, and techniques for taking out, walking, and socializing dogs, and keeping all dogs, cats, and volunteers safe and healthy! Come out and attend if you’re interested in giving the shelter dogs a little TLC!


December 2010

Heeling Hounds has been invited to present training classes at the Humane Society of El Paso for volunteers interested in walking and handling dogs and cats. Seminar topics covered will include tips, tricks, and techniques for taking out, walking, and socializing dogs, and keeping all dogs, cats, and volunteers safe and healthy! Scheduled class dates are 15 and 29 January 2011, with sessions beginning at 1:00. Come out and attend if you’re interested in giving the shelter dogs a little TLC!


October 2010

Heeling Hounds will be participating in the Brunch and Barks this coming Sunday, 17 October, held at Ardovino's Desert Crossing (One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event well benefit the Animal Rescue League of El Paso, and will feature the League’s Second Annual Pet Reunion, pet adoption, grooming service, professional pet photography, dog food fare, pet-geared vendors, and a pet costume contest at 11:30.  Admission is free; bring donations of cleaning supplies, new or gently used collars, leashes and/or canned dog or cat food and receive a free doggie treat.  Information: (575) 589-0653.


October 2010

Heeling Hounds will be attending the annual El Paso Saddleblanket Dog Lovers' Fair on Saturday, 9 October! The event is held at the Saddleblanket store at 6926 Gateway East/Exit 25. The all-day event will help raise funds for the Humane Society of El Paso, and will feature exhibits, contests, prizes, and demonstrations as well as dog adoptions, supplies, treats, and services. Stop by the Heeling Hounds booth and say hello!


August 2010

Heeling Hounds has been invited to publish an article for the newly formed Critter Corner Page to be included in the El Paso publication What's Up For Kids.  What's Up For Kids is printed in 25,000 copies and distributed into the Yselta, El Paso, and Socorro Independent School Districts’ elementary and middle schools, as well as stands at recreation centers. In addition, 4,000 copies are inserted into El Paso Inc. What's Up For Kids is geared for children between the ages of 8 and 13, and contains fun articles for kids to read, trivia questions, a calendar of things to do, a parent’s corner and other interesting activities.  Contributors to the publication will help benefit the Humane Society of El Paso, and the page will feature a picture of a dog or cat that is up for adoption at the Humane Society.  The magazine is scheduled for publication on 23 August—be sure to get your copy!


July 2010

Heeling Hounds will judge the Pup Idol Doggie Pageant at Glamour Pooch Doggie Boutique on July 24th. Heeling Hounds will also talk about dog training in between the judging. See you on the 24th!





April 2010

Heeling Hounds will be participating in the Humane Society's 21st Annual K-9 Classic held at Cohen Stadium on 1 May 2010. The Walk For All Pets event will help the Humane Society continue to care for the many homeless pets it shelters, as well as help provide more educational programs for the community. Stop by the Heeling Hounds booth with your dogs and say hello!


March 2010

Heeling Hounds was invited to be the featured trainer at the El Paso Saddleblanket Dog Adoption Fair being held this Saturday, 13 March, from 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., at 6926 Gateway Boulevard East. Come on out and say hello!


November 2009

Heeling Hounds is being profiled by journalist Alejandra Gómez in an upcoming edition of Net Información Total magazine; the article will be examining the role of dogs in border families and how training philosophies and methodology have evolved over the past few decades.


October 2009

Heeling Hounds will be attending the annual trainers' conference in Oakland, CA, hosted by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers—the planned speakers include experts and trainers I admire and have learned from, including Turid Rugaas, Nicole Wilde, Dr. Ian Dunbar, and Trish King!


October 2009

Heeling Hounds has been invited to attend the Howl At The Moon event presented by the Humane Society of El Paso—I've had fun preparing a gift basket to donate that will be auctioned to help raise funds for the shelter!


 

October 2009

Heeling Hounds was invited to sponsor a vendor booth for the Western Hills Elementary School's Fall Festival on 31 October--the school is located at 524 Thunderbird--hope to see you there! Hope to see you there!


September 2009

Heeling Hounds was invited to sponsor a vendor's booth at the third Annual Dog Lovers' Fair and Dog Adoption Extravaganza hosted by El Paso Saddleblanket at 6926 Gateway East/Exit 25.  The all-day event is scheduled for Saturday, 10 October, for the purpose of raising funds for the Humane Society of El Paso, and will feature exhibits, contests, prizes, and demonstrations as well as dog adoptions, supplies, treats, and services.  For more information, check out the event's Facebook page. Hope to see you there!


September 2009

Heeling Hounds will be taking part in St Luke's Great Dachshund Stampede/Running of the Bulls scheduled for Saturday, 3 October 2009!  St. Luke's County Fair will start at 10:00 a.m. at 7050 McNutt Road and features food, music, vendors, a bake sale, a rummage sale, and more!  Further details are posted here. Come on out and stop by and say hello!


August 2009

Heeling Hounds was invited to submit training articles for publication in the Quarterly Newsletter published by the Animal Behavior College.  These articles will also be included in the ABC Alumni Library, which is accessed by over 3000 alumni members and trainers.


July 2009

Heeling Hounds has been featured in an El Paso Weekly article. Thanks to Heather Calvillo for a great interview!


July 2009

The Animal Behavior College has selected me to serve as a Mentor Trainer for graduates of their 11-stage certification process. I’m excited about meeting and working with other dog-loving professionals!


June 2009

Heeling Hounds donated a training session during a benefit dinner held to raise funds for the Animal Rescue League of El Paso. Thanks to Iris for hosting this event and giving us a chance to help the animals!


May 2009

A Heeling Hounds training tip was featured on the web page of Dr. Patricia McConnell, a renowned Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. Thanks for that opportunity, Dr. McConnell!


May 2009

Heeling Hounds began helping train shelter dogs at the Animal Rescue League of El Paso in order to help them learn basic manners and hopefully increase their chances of being adopted into a forever home.


April 2009

Heeling Hounds donated a package of training sessions to the Animal Rescue League of El Paso for a raffle held at their annual Dinner with Friends. This year’s guest speaker was John Grogan, author of Marley and Me, who very graciously stayed to sign autographs and take pictures with the guests.


April 2009

Heeling Hounds donated a dog-themed gift basket and training session to the Daughters of the British Empire which was raffled at their annual Tea; proceeds from each yearly Tea are used to support a retirement home sponsored by the MacGregor Chester Chapter of the DBE.


January 2009

Heeling Hounds led a free month-long training sessions for Pit Bull owners in conjunction with Charlie Moreno of El Paso Dog Parks in an effort to improve the image of powerful breeds in the El Paso community; owners got to practice basic obedience training with their dogs amidst other dog owners in a public setting which drew spectators at every session!


October 2008

Heeling Hounds donated a training session for the Humane Society of El Paso’s annual Howl at the Moon fund-raiser auction.


September 2008

Heeling Hounds became a Co-Founder of El Paso Dog Parks with Charlie Moreno in an effort to improve the one existing dog park in El Paso as well as create a second dog park on the west side of town.


July 2008

Heeling Hounds volunteered at the annual Bastille Day Run hosted by Zin Valle Vineyards to help raise funds for Humane Society of El Paso.


March 2008

Heeling Hounds began helping walk and train shelter dogs at the Humane Society of El Paso in order to help them learn basic manners and hopefully increase their chances of being adopted into a forever home.