Our Training Team

Heidi La Cosse, Training Director

HeidieHeidi joined Pets Helping People in 2005 as our Training Director, bringing with her over 15 years of experience as a professional dog trainer.  Heidi shares her vast knowledge of dog behavior readily with each class and guides the training team in ensuring that each participant receives the attention and feedback necessary to prepare them for doing pet therapy in the community.  As a mom who recognizes the benefit of involving young people in work with animals and cultivating the virtues of responsibility and stewardship, Heidi actively encourages and supports Victoria’s role in the organization.

“I continue to be amazed by the ability of our dogs to connect with us at our deepest emotional level. It is this connection that inspires me throughout my work at PHP to educate and share the miracle of the human /animal bond with others”
–Heidi La Cosse , Training Director