Willow Dog Wisdom

Building Flexible, Resilient Dog Skills


My Story

I was destined to connect to other species the day Lady, my grandparent's Springer Spaniel, helped me cross the street to the park. I was just learning to walk. It's one of my earliest memories.

For more than 40 years my focus has been discovering how to help dogs better understand us and find comfort in our lives while teaching people how to make the most of their companionship.

My greatest teacher was my dog Willoughby who lived from 1989 until just after my child was born in 2006. Will and I went everywhere together. I quietly observed him successfully reach out and calmly connect to other canines, humans, felines, and equines.

I absorbed Willoughby's lessons in amazement and expanded on them, spending more than 15 years observing domestic dogs interact in my social-group dog care facilities. I have the privilege of watching individual dogs engage with a variety of others during their lifetimes.

I believe the sky's the limit on what we can accomplish together with our companion dogs. I'm excited to help you and your dog build sensational dog skills.

My Services

Designed to Help You Enjoy Life with your Dog.


Accommodating Your Lifestyle

Specialized overnight care is available at Red Rover Pet Services LLC in downtown Nashville. In 2005 I created unique boarding that allows social dogs to stay overnight with their dog friends. Staff is onsite during the night for added safety. Dogs are less stressed when they're not alone and have room to move. They enjoy the freedom to chose a private spot or snuggle with other dog buddies.

Contact our manager Morgan Grider via email: Morgan@RedRoverComeOver.com, call 615-227-7709, or visit the website: RedRoverComeOver.com to learn more today!


Training is available while boarding.


 Private Training

Heidi is not accepting new clients at this time.

Training using LIMA, Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive, methods is so important to me. My focus is on current clients and helping establish these methods as the norm. LIMA Methods are effective and the very least we can do for our best friends. Please check back and use the contact form below for any questions.

"Training a dog is simply developing the skills

we learn by engaging with our companions. Focus on what works and what your dog enjoys.

"Learn together through play. It's fun!"


Get In Touch Today

Nashville Tennessee

 voice mail or text: 615-398-2684

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