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Serving the California Communities in Moorpark, Simi Valley, Agoura, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, and surrounding areas

Lazy Dog
Taking the dog for a walk




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Basic Training -Obedience

  • Sit

  • Stay

  • Leave it

  • Wait

  • Walk nicely on a leash

  • Recall (coming when called)

  • Jumping on

  • Down

  • Settle

  • Go to Place/Bed


Puppy Training
Set up for a new puppy

Put the time in now for a well-behaved pet later.

Socialization with people and dogs, problem prevention, problem-solving (housetraining, biting, jumping, chewing), and foundations for training using positive methods (leash walking, name, come, targeting puppy nose to the human hand, focus, leave it, sit, down, etc.). 

The goal is to set parents up for success by starting out right with all you need to know.

Includes: having the right set up, toys, socialization, prevention tips, and more.


Behavior Modification

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Chewing

  • Nuisance Barking

  • Reactivity and Aggression

  • Fear

  • Leash Aggression/Walking on Leash

Private Training / Behavior Modification

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I am a professional dog trainer with a certification from Animal Behavior College and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, as well as a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

My philosophy is simple: By understanding how a dog thinks and learns, you can use clear communication and positive reinforcement to teach, prevent, and modify behavior. Research proves that reward-based training delivers faster results in less time while enhancing the human-animal bond. Best results come when each desired behavior is rewarded with a reinforcer, something the dog likes (treats/praise), and the inappropriate behavior is not rewarded at all. Reward the good; ignore the bad.

Training should be fun. When a pet is scared or anxious, learning is impossible. When he is happy and engaged in positive training, the sky is the limit!
Working one-on-one, I’ll teach you what you need to know to ensure your pet is not only properly trained but also that his training can be maintained. You’ll have a chance to apply your hands-on learning and ensure you are 100% comfortable in affirming his training.

I am the proud mother of 3 young boys and the owner of 3 rescued dogs, one being part coyote. I’ve also been a valued volunteer at the Agoura Animal Shelter since 2004 where I serve as a critical member of the Evaluation and Canine Coaching Teams.

I was a Behaviorist/trainer at The Humane Society Western Montana until May of 2019. I worked with many dogs in the shelter as well as people in their homes...


1st Place Training

Heidi Paws Dog Training took first place at the 2013 Canine classic runway competition — another success for the program. Check out my Fox 11 coverage!

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Heidi currently holds the following credentials:


Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

  • Certified Dog Trainer from Animal Behavior College (ABCDT)

  • Professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

  • Certified by the American Red Cross in canine CPR and first aid

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Moorpark, Simi Valley, Agoura, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, and surrounding areas

Heidi Kerr

​Certified Professional Dog Trainer



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