Heather Rush, Family Dog Trainer

Heather has been training dogs for more than a decade.  After interning with Becky Bishop at Puppy Manners, she opened Flying Ace Puppy School in 2003.  Her training techniques are influenced by her experiences with some of the most forward thinking people in dog training, including Brian Kilcommons, Sue Sternberg, Patricia McConnell, Sarah Wilson and Kathy Sdao. Heather continues to work closely with Becky and Dave Bishop.

Heather’s training philosophy is aimed at opening the lines of communication between handlers and their dogs.  With fun, fair and practical methods she helps dogs and handlers find a common ground of trust and connection.

Heather is a therapy evaluator for Reading With Rover, as well as secretary of Reading With Rover’s Board of Trustees.  She spent many years volunteering foster care for Homeward Pet and MEOW Cat Rescue.  She currently competes in NACSW Nosework with her beagle, True.

Heather and True are proud to be a Reading With Rover D.R.E.A.M. Team.