Heidi’s Credentials Include:
- Licensed and certified American Kennel Club Evaluator for both Canine Good Citizen and AKC Puppy STAR programs.
- Active member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
- Formally employed at Three Veteran Administration Hospitals, helping clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and other related issues sometimes using trained service dogs.
Heidi also serves as an “expert “ behaviorist on legal matters involving inter-dog aggression, nuisance barking, breed selection, and other animal related litigation cases. An accomplished writer, she is currently working on a book about utilizing trained service dogs in her practice as both a psychotherapist and dog trainer.
In addition to her work as a trainer and therapist, Heidi is a respected animal wrangler for major motion pictures, shorts, commercials, and advertising campaigns. Though it is rare for dog trainers to work in the film industry, she has established herself as a reliable and successful wrangler in New Mexico and elsewhere.
Committed to community involvement, she gives freely of her time. Through the American Association of University Women, Heidi volunteers in the Santa Fe Public School system, empowering elementary school children to pursue careers in animal behaviorism. She also volunteers in nursing homes, residential treatment centers, and summer camps, and has taught animal awareness on the pueblos as well as in the Indian School. Her most recent volunteer work is with adults with developmental disabilities through the Easter Seals program at Santa Fe El Mirador.