About Grace

Grace Heck aspires to help each team reach their fullest potential through a focus on solid foundational skills, understanding each dog's motivators, and an eye for precision and clarity in dog - human interactions. To accomplish this, she uses positive reinforcement based methods, and detailed explanations of the "why" behind each training scenario. Grace is currently competing at the Masters level in multiple venues with her Mixed Breed PACH Riley, Border Collie Finnick, and Sheltie Burst.  Grace and Fin have also travelled the world together, competing in the Fionia cup in Denmark (2019), and were named to the 2020 Americas y Caribbe Team USA.

Recent accomplishments include: 

  • International Competitions

    • 16th Jumping Large - Prague Agility Party 2022

    • Top 30 Agility Large - Prague Agility Party 2022

    • Competitor Moravia Open 2022

    • Large White Dog AKC AWC Tryouts 2022

    • Americas y Caribbe Large Dog Team Member 2020

    • Competitor Fionia Cup 2019

  • 2022 Agility Facility Classic

    • 3rd Pentathlon Overall (24”) - 1st Pent. Agility, 1st Pent. Snooker

    • 2nd Biathlon Overall (24”)

    • 2nd Masters Series Agility (24”)

  • 2021 UKI US Open

    • 9th 16s Speedstakes Finals

    • Games Challenge Finalist (20“)

    • Biathlon Finalist (24”)

  • 2021 UKI NE Cup

    • 3rd Overall 24” NE Cup

    • 2nd Overall 24” Master’s Series: 2nd Jumping

    • 3rd 1-TDC Works So Well Speedstakes Challenge 24”

  • 2021 UKI Agility Facility Classic

    • 1st Overall 16s Pentathlon

    • 1st 16s” Speedstakes Finals - BYE into Speedstakes Finals at US Open

    • 1st Overall 16s Speedstakes

    • 2nd Overall 24” Biathlon: 2nd Agility, 2nd Jumping

    • 3rd Overall 24” Pentathlon: 1st Pent. Snooker

    • 2nd 24” Speedstakes Finals 

  • 2018 - 2020 - multiple top 10 finishes UKI US Open, Westminster competitor, multiple placements USDAA Regionals, and PACH with Novice A dog.

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Grace is the owner of Hounds of Heck! She is a full time dog trainer and agility coach! Click here to visit her website! 

Payment, Deposit and Refund Information

  • A deposit of 25% of the seminar is required to hold your spot. 

  • Full payment for the seminar is due by the hard closing date of the seminar. 

  • A cancellation fee of $10 for each seminar spot will be applied if cancelling between the soft closing date and the hard closing date. 

  • A full refund will be given any time before the soft closing date.

  • NO REFUNDS will be given after the hard closing date (11:59 pm of the closing date). 

  • Refunds are completely up to the discretion of the seminar host - in certain cases of illness, death, acts of God, etc. full or partial refunds may be given on the day of the seminar in form of account credit, cash, PayPal, etc.  

  • We will allow payments to be made in small increments up to the hard closing date. 

  • Spots may be sold/given to friends if a participant cannot come and the payment will be the responsibility of the original participant.

Soft closing date: August 15th

Hard closing date: September 6th

Seminar topics! 

Open/Intermediate Coursework
Monday, September 12th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**
unlimited audit spots available

$130 per team

$45 per audit spot

This class is for dogs who are currently training/showing at the open level. These dogs are getting ready for the Master's class, but are working through some fine tuning on skills. We will focus on course analysis, and handling options, as well as firming up obstacle criteria. **jumps and tunnels only**

Master's Coursework
Tuesday, September 13th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2/7 working spots available
unlimited audit spots available

$130 per team 

$45 per audit spot

Work on your team's speed and consistency with these challenging Master's courses. Instruction will focus on finding the fastest line for your dog, then fitting the handling options to that line. Dogs should be proficient on all obstacles.

Young Dog Sequencing - mini session
Tuesday, September 13th, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
1/5 spots available
unlimited audit spots available

$65 per team 

$25 per audit spot

We will spend this session working on just jumps and tunnels, mainly focusing on building up strong sequencing skills for the young dog! Handlers will be challenged depending upon their own strengths and dogs will gain confidence and understanding with short sequences. *dogs must have been introduced to foundation skills and be familiar with jumps and tunnels.*

Driving the Line + Handling from a Distance
Wednesday, September 14th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
1/7 spots available

unlimited audit spots available

$130 per team 

$45 per audit spot

Work on your team's speed and consistency with these challenging masters style courses.  Instruction will focus on finding the fastest line for your dog, then fitting the handling options to that line.  *Dogs should be proficient on jumps, tunnels and weaves and training/showing at masters level.*

Master's Coursework - with an international twist
Thursday, September 15th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

**working spots full - email for waitlist**

unlimited audit spots available

$130 per team 

$45 per audit spot

Work on your team's speed and consistency with these challenging international style courses. Get ready for AKC Premiere, UKI and USDAA courses! Instruction will focus on finding the fastest line for your dog, then fitting the handling options to that line.  *Dogs should be proficient on jumps, tunnels and weaves and training/showing at masters/premiere level.*

Master's Coursework - mini session
Thursday, September 15th, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**
unlimited audit spots available

$65 per team 

$25 per audit spot

This two hour mini workshop will focus on masters coursework! We will go over handling options and how to set lines in a masters type course.  *Dogs should be training/showing at a masters level*

Weaves for Speed!
Friday, September 16th, 9:00 am  -12:30 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**

$130 per team 

$45 per audit spot

Whether you are struggling with independent weave pole performance, or want to start your pup off on the right foot, this class will build your dog's confidence and drive through the weave poles. Exercises will focus on finding entries, executing poles at speed, and continuing independently.

Run it Like You Stole it! 
Friday, September 16th, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**

$130 per team 

$45 per audit spot

Get trial and ring ready! Games to get you out of your comfort zone and put the pressure on! Seminar will focus less on how to handle/what handling you're doing and more on recreating trial stress, and that competitive atmosphere. Appropriate for any team that is competition ready. Expect to need to do any of the obstacles in sequence without rewarding.

Handling 101 
Saturday, September 17th, 9 am - 12:30 pm
6/12 working spots available
no audit spots offered for this workshop

$65 per team

This workshop is perfect for totally novice handlers, or more experienced folks who want a more systematic approach to handling. We'll review foundational concepts about the dog's line, visualizing it, and breaking down handler's impact on the line. We'll also get extremely detailed into the 3 most common crosses (fronts, blinds, rears), how to know where they go, and how to execute them.  Although there will be no dogs, participants should still expect to work!  They'll be up on their feet, out on the floor engaging in activities so that they can get the feel for these skills. Handler exercises will be structured according to the latest neuro-scientifically backed protocols to accelerate learning and mastery of new skills. This is going to be like no other seminar out there!

Novice Sequencing 
Saturday, September 17th, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**
unlimited audit spots available

$120 per team 

$35 per audit spot

We will work through novice type sequences and common sequencing combinations often seen at the beginner levels of agility. Teams will strengthen their skills they have as well as be presented with challenges to work towards to get ready for harder sequencing. **jumps and tunnels only**

Agility FUNdamentals
Sunday, September 18th, 9 am - 12:00 pm
**working spots full - email for waitlist**

$120 per team

$35 per audit spot

Have a blast teaching amazing foundation games to your pup! These games are age-appropriate, motivational, incredibly useful, and SO MUCH FUN!  This seminar is age appropriate for puppies 3 - 12 months who are working towards becoming adult canine athletes.  Older dogs are welcome that are in the beginning stages of learning agility. No previous knowledge or skill is required.

Masters Coursework - with an international twist
Sunday, September 18th, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
2/7 working spots available

$130 per team 

$45 per audit spot

Work on your team's speed and consistency with these challenging international style courses. Get ready for AKC Premiere, UKI and USDAA courses! Instruction will focus on finding the fastest line for your dog, then fitting the handling options to that line.  *Dogs should be proficient on jumps, tunnels and weaves and training/showing at masters/premiere level.*