Haylee Bergeland, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, RBT

Dogs, wolves, cats, and even giraffes and tigers. Haylee has worked with, trained, and studied animals of all kinds for the past decade.  She is a certified professional dog trainer, certified canine behavior consultant, and certified fear-free animal trainer. She is passionate about human-animal interactions, having created a nonprofit devoted to developing and expanding the human-animal bond. Prior to joining the Daily Paws team, she held roles in the pet industry that have included service and therapy canine training, rescue and shelter management, veterinary care, and animal behavioral consultation. In her free time she is passionate about providing animal-assisted interventions, training and preparing therapy and crisis response dogs teams, and spending time with her wonderful husband, charismatic daughter, two glorious dogs, and two very fluffy cats. 
Rock tasting is not a hobby we want our dogs to try, and eating them can be a sign that something serious is going on.
  • breed group: herding
  • breed size: large (61-100 lbs.)
  • other traits: good hiking companion, easy to train, strong loyalty tendencies
  • colors: black
  • patterns: black and tan, harlequin
  • coat length/texture: short
  • temperament: outgoing, aloof, playful
As the largest French herding breed, the "Beauce" is a very active, extremely intelligent, and versatile sheep herder, working partner, and loving companion.
Through the thoughtful use of counterconditioning you can help your fearful pet build new confidence.
A cup, a picture frame, or a succulent, if it’s in the right spot your cat might decide to knock it over or push it off a ledge. Cats do all sorts of silly things and this particular behavior might just be one the most entertaining … for them.
Dogs, cats, birds, or guinea pigs … our pets are not born with the ability to understand human language. When you use cues paired with positive reinforcement, you can teach your pet all kinds of wonderful things.
Moving is terrible but thankfully there are lots of proactive things you can do to help your dog stay stress-free throughout the process.
Dogs seem to love dirt … and many may find themselves doing more than digging in it. Bon appetit?
When used with positive reinforcement, a marker is an effective tool you can use to teach your dog or cat everything he needs to know.
In 5 steps you can teach any dog how to happily stay in place.
The “roll over” cue is useful, adorable, and easy to do with positive reinforcement.
We’ll take any excuse to hold hands with our dogs to be honest.
The key to teaching a dog to walk on leash is taking it slow—and using lots of positive reinforcement. 
Teaching your dog to sit is an easy peasy task when you use positive reinforcement.
Whether it’s yaps at your new puppy or woofs at the dog across the street, dogs bark at other dogs for a variety of reasons.
A regal and determined hound, the bluetick coonhound can be a wonderful hunting companion and gentle best friend wrapped into one shiny body. Needing an outlet for their “houndy” behaviors, these special dogs could amaze your neighbors with their ability to “sing”. Find out if this unique breed is a suitable addition to your lifestyle.
From oatmeal baths to Benadryl, these easy at-home solutions can help your pet feel better without a trip to the vet or while you’re waiting for an appointment.
Not every “doglike” behavior equates to prey drive.
Even if your canine best buddy has hearing loss, you can still communicate with him and teach him important life skills using positive reinforcement.
If you’ve had these six experiences, you might be ready for just about any breed of dog.
  • breed group: hound
  • breed size: medium (26-60 lbs.)
  • other traits: hot weather tolerant, high prey drive, easy to groom
  • colors: fawn, cream, black, red, gray, gold / yellow
  • patterns: bicolor, brindle, tricolor
  • coat length/texture: short
  • temperament: aloof, gentle, outgoing
Slender, extremely fast, and beautiful, the saluki is a rare breed that needs opportunities to be active in the safety of a fenced-in yard. Discover if the saluki may be a good match for you.
As much as our vets like us—and our dogs—sometimes they’d be OK not to see us quite as often. These vet-recommended best practices can help you avoid the time and expense of preventable visits and be a better partner in your dog’s overall health. 
Old English sheepdogs are intelligent, agile dogs with heavy, fluffy coats who are happiest when they are with their human family. Find out if the Old English sheepdog might be the right pet for your lifestyle.
Combined with their other senses, cats have excellent nighttime vision making them the perfect little midnight hunters.
Fireworks are not all Oohs! and Ahhhs! for dogs. Learn why most dogs don’t like fireworks and what you can do to help them feel more comfortable.
Our dogs are incredibly smart and can learn so much about the human world, including words and phrases.