Erin grew up in a small town in west-central Wisconsin. Her love of animals started at a young age. Her first dog was a Cocker Spaniel that her parents let her pick out at the local humane society for her second birthday. Growing up they opened their home to many rescue dogs including a yellow Lab, American Eskimo, and Australian Shepherd. Erin studied Environmental Science at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Bemidji State University interning as a State Park Naturalist at Bemidji State Park.
After college, Erin completed two years as a service member for the Corporation for National & Community Service. During those two years she tutored at-risk students at local middle and high schools, mentored youth at area Boys and Girls Clubs, and worked with several organizations to improve civil responsibility with youth and their communities. Erin became a licensed insurance agent and eventually owned her own successful insurance agency. During that time she volunteered as a dog walker at HAWS of Waukesha. It was there she realized she could combine her passion and her career by becoming a dog trainer with Suburban K9.
Not only did her love for dogs start at a young age, but a love for music and Wisconsin sports has been an enjoyable (and sometimes heartbreaking) pastime with family and friends. When Erin and her husband are not doting over their 3 year old Catahoula shepherd mix, Penny, they enjoy traveling throughout the country often exploring State and National Parks or attending music concerts.
Videos and Articles By Erin Hegeman
Dog Training in Chicago Illinois
In this video a few Suburban K9 dog trainers are doing some outside obedience in Yorkville, Illinois. It was a chilly and windy day, but they still had fun! All of these dogs in this video are part of our Board and Train Program! Your dog will stay in our trainer’s own home for the duration of the program! During this time your dog will learn off leash obedience, address… Read More