Welcome to Landheim Dog Training & Boarding
At Landheim, we are committed to providing professional, yet personalized service for all your dog related needs. For over 50 years, we have specialized in Training, Boarding and Grooming all breeds of dogs. We also offer the finest quality World Class German Shepherd puppies and trained adults.
We sincerely hope you will take some time to learn more about Landheim. We believe you will find that there is no better place to train, board & groom your furry family member. The facts speak for themselves! You will not find a trainer with more experience and as proven a track record as the staff at Landheim!
You have many so called trainers that have opened up shop offering services to the unknowing public. These people have very limited success with only a small group of clients. Their lack of experience is why people with less then perfect dogs get no results from these unproven trainers.
Only Landheim has worked for over 50 years with over 60,000 dogs of all breeds for all types of training. Landheim will put that experience to work for you and your dog! At Landheim we believe you should – ‘Expect the Best’ – Choose Landheim and you will not be disappointed.
Owner / Director of Training
Bob is the founder of Landheim and has over 50 years of professional experience training ALL BREEDS of dogs as well as importing, breeding and showing World Class German Shepherds.
Trainer and Law Enforcement Coordinator
Josh joined our team in 2022 after retiring from the Vincennes Police Department. Josh retired with the rank of Major. During his 25 year career as a police officer he accomplished many things.
- Great Communication and Leadership Skills
- FTO Field Training Officer
- ILEA Firearms Instructor
- Glock Instructor
- LE Armorer/Multiple Platforms
- Homicide and Sexual Assault Investigative Experience and Training
- K9 Handler 13 years
- K9 Trainer and Supervisor
- Interdiction Training
- Master Trainer with the American Police Canine Association
- Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
- Associates Degree in Law Enforcement/Conservation
Even before Josh became a police officer he had a strong interest in dog training and has been training dogs for all types of work including basic-advanced obedience, competitive dog sport training, hunting dogs, search and rescue dogs and behavioral problems. Josh has worked with hundreds of dogs of all breeds over the last 30 years. He has experience in training a variety of disciplines using a variety of methods which of course include Classical and Operant Conditioning, Clicker and Marker training. Josh is also highly skilled with E-Collar training. His experience includes teaching group classes for basic, intermediate, and advanced obedience. Josh has experience teaching protection dogs for sport work in IPO (Schutzhund) and police K9 work. Josh also conducts private lessons for behavioral issues and specialty training. Josh also serves as a “Master Trainer” for the American Police Canine Association with duties that include training and educating K9 teams at National Seminars and Workshops. He also is responsible for testing K9 teams for APCA National Certification.
We are very excited about Josh joining our staff and are expecting great things to come from his expertise and input in our programs.
30 years training dogs professionally
Over 20 years training law enforcement k9 teams in Patrol, Narcotics and Explosives
Ed came to us in 2019 with his personal dogs. Ed had just retired from his professional career and decided he wanted to pursue his long time hobby of training dogs as a second career. Over the years as a hobby trainer Ed self- educated himself in many dog training disciplines. Reading books and watching seminars from top trainers. Ed completed our Landheim Trainers Program to further perfect his training skills and has become very proficient working with all breeds of dogs.
Shortly after completing our Trainers Program, Ed began to help with training in our Group Classes and our In-Kennel training program. His positive and calm presence provides stress relief in the classes and helps boost confidence of dogs in our in-kennel training program. Ed is familiar with the variety of techniques we use to work with dogs that come to us, including Classical and Operant Conditioning, Clicker and Marker Training. Ed is also highly skilled with E-collar Training. He has trained hundreds of dogs from a large variety of breeds and temperaments.
Outside of work Ed enjoys loving life with his wife, kids, grandchildren and working with his personal dogs Tess, Riot and Tavvi.
Nicole has been with Landheim since 2014 and was promoted to Kennel Lead in 2019. She has true passion for working with animals. This passion leads her to excel in the care of our boarding animals as she has a knack for remembering many of the dogs and their individual needs when they come to stay with us. She upholds the Landheim Tradition that every dog that comes to our facility should be treated as if they were our very own. Nicole goes above and beyond to make sure all the boarders that stay with us feel as at home as they can.
Nicole has many dogs of her own including her long-time babies Candy (Pug) and Sassy (West Highland Terrier), and also has a cat named Mimi.
Tiffany joined our team in 2019 and quickly proved to be a valuable member of our kennel staff. Her compassion for the dogs shows in her diligent efforts to make sure every boarder gets treatment above and beyond customer expectations. Tiffany is highly observant and makes sure to take note of any changes to habits so we can provide the best care possible.
After work Tiffany enjoys the company of her cats, Rabbit and Touka.
Sara joined our staff in early 2017 and brings her love of animals and training dogs to help our clients. She is also a product of our Landheim Trainers Program. Sara has trained hundreds of dogs and handlers and has worked with a vast array of breeds including but not limited to, German Shepherds, Cane Corsos, Labradors, Maltese, Yorkies, Huskies, Beagles, Pit bulls and all sorts of mixed breeds. She has experience in training a variety of disciplines using a variety of methods which of course include Classical and Operant Conditioning, Clicker and Marker training . Sara is also highly skilled with E-Collar training. Her experience includes teaching group classes for basic, intermediate, and advanced obedience. In 2019 she received her evaluator’s license through the AKC and now routinely performs testing for the Canine Good Citizen test (CGC). She has experience teaching protection dogs for sport work in IPO (Schutzhund) and police K9 work. Sara also conducts private lessons for behavioral issues.
Sara has a Labrador Retriever mix, Echo, that she is rarely seen without. Echo helps with training in classes and lessons as well as dog safety, where they travel to schools to teach kids about dog behavior and safety. Early in 2021 Echo received her Advanced Canine Good Citizen title (CGCA).
Zac came to us in 2020 with his personal dog for more training and his enthusiasm stood out immediately. Shortly after he joined our team and that enthusiasm carried over to his work on our front desk team. He quickly became confident in his abilities to help our customers and provides a strong positive energy to the team.
Shortly after starting at the front desk he began to help with training in our classes and with our in-kennel training program. His positive and lively presence provides energy in the classes and helps boost confidence in our in-kennel training dogs. Zac was trained through our Landheim Trainers Program and is familiar with the variety of techniques we use to work with dogs that come to us, including Classical and Operant Conditioning, Clicker and Marker Training. Zac is also highly skilled with E-collar Training. He has trained hundreds of dogs from a large variety of breeds and temperaments. Zac has trained dogs for our Police K9 Programs as well as Sport Competition dogs. He is also an accomplished Decoy/Agitator for Sport and Police work!
Outside of work Zac enjoys coaching wrestling and working with his personal dogs, Dirks and Jade.
Front Desk Staff/Groomer
Kim became a member of the Landheim team in 2019. Kim has experience working as a Certified Veterinarian Technician as well as a groomer before coming to Landheim. Kim uses her medical training to advise staff and monitor the animals in our care. Kim has become an important part of out Front Desk Staff with her attention to detail and love for the animals. Kim has also taken on more responsibility as a groomer here at Landheim making our clients dogs clean and beautiful on a daily bases!