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My name is Heather Brendle and I can't wait to meet you and your puppy!

While we do believe a tired puppy is a good puppy, we prefer to say, a mentally stimulated, social puppy is a good puppy! These goals combined make for a tired puppy, while also establishing a good foundation to become a healthy and happy adult dog.

My Story

I was lucky enough to grow up in a family of dogs. Since 2003, owning and training my own dogs, has become one of the great loves of my life. Over the years, I have owned several different breeds and enjoyed training and competing in a variety of dog sports. I enjoy learning about new training techniques and using them to teach new behaviors and solve problems. I want to make sure my dogs are living their best life possible. My dogs are my companions, my partners and make my life so much more enjoyable!


I began training my own dogs in 2003 when I got my first Rottweiler puppy, Link. We attended years of classes, learning together. I adopted my first competition prospect, Lucy, in 2005 and in 2007, we began competing in agility together. I also worked in a doggy day care and taught puppy classes during this time. Moving to Arizona in 2009, opened up opportunities to try different sports and expand my training knowledge. I have taken classes from a well-rounded group of instructors, both in person and online in obedience, rally obedience, conformation, scent work, barn hunt, and dock diving.

What I have realized through the years, is that most dog owners have families and a ton of responsibilities that make training and socializing a puppy extremely difficult. But training and socialization are cornerstones in helping a puppy turn into a confident, stable adult. I also realized that people who have a passion for dog training, have a ton of small tips and tricks that can make raising a puppy a much more enjoyable experience! Giving people tips for their family pets, that makes their lives with their dogs easier, makes me so happy! It doesn't matter where your puppy came from, they are a member of your family and I love showing people just how enjoyable owning a dog can be!

I have had multiple people ask me over the years, if I could train their puppies for them so they can get a jumpstart in life. After helping friends get their puppies trained, working with them on foundation skills and thoroughly enjoying myself, I decided to take the plunge! Together with my husband, Jeremy, and our two dogs, Thiago and Tater, we launched Puppy-K All Day!

My Credentials:
  • 20+ years dog training experience

  • Titled & trained multiple dogs in several sport/venues including agility, barn hunt, trick dog, parkour, rally obedience, conformation, etc.

  • Attended The Lemonade Conference, seminars included: Dr Amy Cook (Sound Advice: Help for Your Noise Sensitive Dog & Socialization: What is it really?), Malena De-Martini (Separation Anxiety and Current Research: Time to Toss Grandma’s Training Plan?), Michael Shikashio (Arousal and Aggression), Dr. Christopher Pachel (Bringing the Conversation Out of the Shadows: Behavioral Euthanasia Considerations) & Sarah Stremming (Bark-Lunge 101), 2021

  • Co-founded REACT AZ, 501(c)3 organization, 2019-present

  • County Shelter volunteer, 2016-2020

  • Dogs Playing For Life seminar: Aimee Sadler, 2017

  • Therapy Dog Team: Daisy was trained and handled by me, 2015-2017

  • Education Director & Board Member: Local Pit Bull Rescue & Advocacy Group, 2016-2017

  • Education Director: Local Pit Bull Rescue & Advocacy Group, 2015

  • Volunteer for HSUS: Deployed to care for dogs saved from 367 Dog Fighting Bust, 2013 & 2014 

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