Instructor Laura Heyer
Laura Heyer has always loved dogs, and always thought she would work with animals while growing up. She worked at a veterinary clinic throughout high school, college and part of graduate school while working on her Master's degree in the field of education. For over 20 years, Laura has worked in the special education field as a teacher and administrator with students with behavior and learning issues, but she has never forgotten her desire to work with animals. She has combined her love of teaching with her love of dogs and now teaches classes for C&C PALS utilizing the same tenets of learning theory she uses at school. She worked through the various levels of obedience classes and K9 Nose Work® classes offered by C&C PALS with her own dog, with the result that Saffie has earned her CGC and her NW1 titles. Students and staff at Laura’s school enjoy it when Saffie comes to school, where one of her roles is an official greeter on bus duty. Laura is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is working towards becoming a CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer). In addition, she has begun to study Tellington TTouch methods and hopes to become a TTouch practitioner in the future.