Welcome to I Heart K9!
Welcome to I Heart K9! I'm Aleah, the owner, and head trainer. I discovered my passion for animals at a young age, and I have spent my life building on that passion. I received my BS in Animal Science from Cal Poly Pomona and a degree from Moorpark College in Animal Behavior, Wildlife Education, and Exotic Animal Training and Management
After college, I spent several years training dogs and wild animals for movies and television. The time I spent in the entertainment industry was an incredible experience. It is where I honed my training and behavior techniques, yet it lacked one crucial thing that I call "the unique human-animal bond." I grew to miss that one-of-a-kind relationship and connection that comes from working with canines. They are the only species that incorporate humans into their social structure, an individual trait that continues to fascinate me.
At I Heart K9, we deliver an all-encompassing approach that links behavior, training, and veterinary medicine.
Understanding Canine behavior leads to a better understanding of how dogs learn and what their body language is communicating to you. Implementing an effective training strategy builds on this understanding of behavior and allows us to express our expectations to the canine. As training progresses, it alleviates many of the frustrations and roadblocks commonly encountered by pet owners.
Veterinary medicine ensures a healthy approach to training by ruling out medical issues as the cause of unwanted behaviors. This approach has allowed us to encourage many puppies to be confident, respectful, and happy members of their families and society.
We also specialize in training "working-class" dogs, service dogs, civilian and police K9s (check out our Protection Dog Training page).
My goal as a K9 trainer and behaviorist is to teach you the skills to raise a confident, respectful, obedient, and, most important, a happy member of your family. Your dog will become a constant companion with whom you can share a strong bond and can trust in any situation.
Please explore the website and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Pictures of our Riverside K9 Training field and Riverside group classes were taken by Dee Dee Dallas Photography. Click the link below to visit the site!
All pictures of HB puppy classes and K9 Roman were taken by Too The Dogs Photography. A beautiful and fun way to capture memories! Visit their site below for more info!