Tammy Hein, ABCDT
In 2004 she rescued a 1-year-old shepherd. At the time she was 19 years old and volunteering at the Veterinary office in Outlook, SK. She saw a poster about him needing a home. She called the owners immediately and brought him home. He was the very first dog that she had ever adopted on her own. She struggled with training him. Her family had dogs all her life so she thought she could do it. However, it appeared that Wolfgang had a lesson or two to teach her. She got training advice from everyone and their dog but Wolfgang and Tammy simply just struggled to connect. It wasn’t till she got hooked on force-free training that she started to understand him on a deeper level.
Since then she has helped many people understand how to work with their dogs. It isn’t a one size fits all kind of thing. Everyone has different needs. Over the years she has had the honor to watch the beautiful relationship between animal and handler flourish and thrive over and over again.
In the past 10 years, she got the privilege to work with some of the top trainers in the area. She got certified through Animal Behavior College as well as Certified Pet Dog Trainer. After her son came along her Certified Pet Dog Trainer certification expired. However, she is well on her way to getting re-certified in 2019.