About Us

Who is Manuela Hejna?

Manuela Hejna is a certified dog trainer as well as TellingtonTouch & SATS practitioner who embraces alternative animal approaches. The combination of techniques create solutions for a variety of emotional and behavioral conditions. Manuela was born in Germany, studied and earned certification in alternative animal medicine and bheaviorist at the ATM School in Hamburg in 1996. She earned additional certificates as a dog trainer with the Animal Behavior College, as a TTouch practitioner by the TTeam Guild in New Mexico and with the SynAlia System. She has additional experience as a veterinarian assistant and has practiced in the field of behavior therapy/training since 1999. Manuela had a successful animal training business in Michigan for 10 years and has in addtion worked to train dogs for the Invisible Fence Company. She has been featured in articles in the Ann Arbor News and other Michigan newspapers. She has relocated to Phoenix in 2010. In 2020 she also completed training for Anesthesia Free Dog Teeth Cleaning. She is available for home visits and individual instructions. She also offers classes and presentations for clubs, schools, training facilities and other organizations. Please visit the TTouch and SATS links on our home page for more information on these techniques.

Services offered

  • Home visits

  • Behavior modification

  • Obedience training

  • Helping your pet to overcome anxieties and aggression

  • TTouch technique for relaxation and focus

  • Anesthesia Free Dog Teeth Cleaning

Center for Animal Training LLC
Manuela Hejna
Cell Phone: 480-386-4310