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Jim Helems life is all about dogs. He currently shares his home with his wife, son, four Australian Shepherds, two cats, goats, chickens, turkeys, guinea hens and occasionally pigs.


Jim's Experience

Jim has been training dogs all his life, but after retiring from the U.S. Air Force, (Flight Medic), he started working with dogs in Behavior Modification, Dog Sports and in basic dog training skills (from puppies to adults)

But Pyro, one of Jim's dogs has helped him learn more than any formal training class could ever do. Pyro is an Australian Shepherd, a herding breed, that has dog to dog issues, hyper anxiety levels and is hyper vigilant. Jim wanted to help him to live in our human world and in this effort, he traveled, with Pyro throughout the U.S. working with some of the best trainers in the U.S.

Some of this training included your basic dog dog training techniques but also included:

  • Dog working camps
  • Clicker training
  • Dog Communicators
  • Dog Reiki sessions
  • Holistic Methods (Food modifications)
  • And more

Although Pyro is not cured he is now living comfortably in our human society and travels with Jim to Adventure Dogs USA events, Dog Parks, seminars and more.

This experience can know help you with your dog behavior and training needs.



  • Member Berkshire Mountain Search & Rescue
  • Retired USAF Flight Medic
  • Certified Advanced Pet Life Support
  • Certified Master Pet Tech Pet First Aid & CPR
  • Certified K9 Fit Club
  • Animal Control Officer Huntington Ma
  • Massachusetts State Constable
  • Judge AKC Scent Work
  • Judge AKC Farm Dog Certification
  • Judge Stunt Dog (Do More with Your Dog)
  • Service Dog Trainer for "Train A Dog - Save A Warrior"
  • APDT Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator
  • Adventure Dogs USA Founder
  • Good Canine Citizen (CGC) Evaluator
  • Certified Dog Trick Instructor
  • Certified American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor
  • Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator
  • Massachusetts Pilot/Ani match Evaluator
  • Appalachian Mountain Club Hike/Backpack and Canoe Leader
  • Licensed Presenter for Dogs and Storks
  • Presenter for "Be A Tree" Dog Bite Prevention programs
  • Reiki Level 2 


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