\I would highly recommend Ericka to anyone looking for a highly qualified dog trainer with a fantastic understanding of dog behavior.  When I first met Ericka my German Shepherd, Sheila, was a very smart girl with  nice toy drive.  Unfortunately using other training methods, Sheila’s enthusiasm for learning new behaviors and training to compete was not there. Our training sessions weren’t very fun and Sheila gave me very little focused attention. Being a first time competitor in dog trials I felt maybe competition wasn’t for us. Thankfully Ericka showed me how to make training fun for Sheila and I and we have already obtained Sheila’s Rally Novice Title and 2 legs toward her Rally Advanced ( Off- Leash! ).  Also Ericka has helped us with Nosework and I would highly recommend her classes if anyone is considering trying out this new, fun dog sport!