Welcome to the K9 Heights Dog Training family!
At K9 Heights Dog Training we believe that the relationship and bond we have with our dogs is as important as the commands they learn. You will learn how to create that bond, and use it in conjunction with training, to help you and your dog live fuller lives. You’ll look forward to walking your dog, you won’t dread how they act when company comes over, you can walk by other dogs and people without your dog straining at the leash. We are balanced trainers who help you establish a healthy dynamic with your dog, so you can achieve profound, lasting results.
What sets us apart is our ability and willingness to find and use what works to help each individual dog succeed. Whichever K9 Heights Dog Training service fits your needs, we promise to be with you every step of the way. Our experienced staff offers the best in personalized customer care.
About K9 Heights Dog Training
Eric Allport | Owner
Eric has been training dogs and working with owners since 2010, improving the lives of both. He is a balanced training professional whose goals include helping your dog, meeting the individual needs of your family, and building a training program to address all of your concerns.
Eric’s experience includes working with countless dogs over the years to modify a wide variety of behavioral issues, as well as extensive work rehabilitating aggressive dogs. He believes that all animals deserve a second chance and in the right hands can flourish and live full, rewarding lives.
Eric enjoys teaching basic and advanced obedience, helping owners learn how to use obedience and training to create the right dynamic with their dog to achieve results. He, along with all K9 Heights Dog Trainers, is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
Eric’s experience doesn’t stop with companion dogs. He has also trained dogs for narcotics and bed bug detection, as well as service dogs for tasks including:
- Brace and Balance
- Wheelchair Assistance
- & more
While living in Colorado, Eric worked with prison inmates teaching them to train dogs in obedience, service work, and scent detection. Many of the dog’s the inmates worked with were rescues. Seeing the progress and redemption of both dog and human is extremely fulfilling.
Eric Hensley | Class Trainer
Eric Hensley, or the “other” Eric, is our K9 Height’s Lead Class Trainer who also works with K9 Heights Board and Train cases. He is a AKC Canine Good Citizenship Evaluator as well as a veteran who is training his own Service Dog in Training.
Hensley has worked with all breeds and temperaments for various tasks and jobs. He is passionate about helping dogs and owners succeed, and enjoys working with his own Belgian Malinois and Beauceron.
Holly Stover | Marketing and Administrative Coordinator
Holly Stover is our Marketing and Administrative Coordinator at K9 Heights. She’s the one that allows us to do what we love. Holly manages our marketing, and making sure you get the resources to help you and your pup reach new heights.
Holly has a passion for teaching and helping people reach their goals. She’s also USA Archery 2017 National Women’s coach of the year, and trained for the 2012 Olympics. When her health no longer allowed her to compete, she came to K9 Heights in need of a service dog. Since being paired with Nissu, Holly and Nissu have grown as a team. They’ve switched training for the Olympics training to work as a service dog team.
While working with K9 Heights as a client, she quickly realized K9 Heights balanced training philosophy aligned with much of her own coaching philosophy. Seeing the impact that having a well trained dog first hand, it led Holly to want to be more involved with our program helping other people create meaningful relationships with their dog too.
K9 Heights Dog Training Testimonial
“If anyone has a dog that needs to learn a few things, or a lot of things like mine does, you need to talk to K9 Heights! They are the best in the business, hands down! Stella, Rosa, Anna, Rainbow, James and I have made great progress in a short time span. Thank you, K9 Heights!”
– Wendi J., Troy, MI