Nancy Noden is Ben’s wife and has been working with him since 1989. She has a strong teaching background with a degree in music education and Post Degree Professional Program in Education.
Heather Millard is an animal fanatic and grew up in the country with horses, cats, goats, ducks and of course, dogs in Northern BC. She holds a black belt in the martial art of Shotokan Karate and before becoming a dog trainer, taught as a full-time instructor for several years.
Heather graduated from the Wonderdogs’ Professional Dog Trainers Program at the top of her class in 2003. She has worked for us since this time and currently teaches Group Sessions, the Professional Dog Trainers Program and Individual Training Lessons. She also in is charge of all the business administration.
Heather has been an active competitor (at both regional and national levels) in the very demanding German dog sport of Schutzhund for the past 9 years. She has recently retired her male german shepherd who she earned a SchH III level on and is working towards her first title with her new dog.
Heather prides herself on keeping up to date on the latest training information and philosophies. She has trained and attended seminars with some of the world’s most esteemed trainers and uses this knowledge to ensure the success of each client she works with. In addition, Heather draws on her husband’s experience and knowledge as he has worked as a dog handler with the police for over 13 years.
Heather and her husband are the proud owners of 5 dogs. Kuno is a 10-year-old German shepherd and is Heather’s now retired competition dog in Schutzhund. Heather’s husband has a 9 year old German shepherd who is retired work as a police service dog. Ollie is a 6-year-old Terrier X that is the household pet and excels in trick work and mischief. Iggy is a 2 year old German shepherd female who is in training to be Heather’s next competition Schuzthund dog. They also always have at least one other temporary german shepherd they are working on training and selling.
Because 5 dogs just aren’t enough, Heather also runs the Wonderdogs’ Pet Hotel and Doggie Daycare. She and her husband own a dog-friendly acreage in Metchosin where they are always happy to add another member to their pack.
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