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Meet Bob Heiple of BobsDogs in Torrance

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bob Heiple.

Bob, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
About forty years ago, I rented a house that had been burglarized before I moved in. I bought a Doberman to prevent that from happening again. I quickly realized that all dogs don’t automatically protect. I bought some books and starting training my dog.

Unfortunately for my dog, I didn’t know what I was doing and had to start over a few times. She did so well that my neighbors started asking me to train their dogs. Before long I had to decide to either continue teaching school or devote my full time to dog training.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I started picking the brains of other dog trainers and learning from them. They were very helpful and after training hundreds of dogs, I really learned from experience. I am still learning and appreciate other trainer’s insights.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Our business has grown and we have become multifaceted. We board dogs, train, breed, and rent guard dogs. Our training teaches dogs to be perfectly obedient with and without a leash, around dogs, other animals and all environments.

What were you like growing up?
As I grew up, my family had dogs and my mom was a dog groomer but I hated helping her. Hair in my nose, sweating holding them etc. I never dreamed that I would grow up and love working with dogs. Still we don’t do grooming.

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