IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: I will be offering in person services beginning March 29th, 2021. All services require all participants to wear masks that cover both mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. Private lessons will be outdoors at your home (I am not entering anyone's homes at this time) and group classes will be socially distanced and held in the basement of 1095 E Thacker St, Des Plaines, IL.

Force-free, positive dog training methods to create harmony in your home!

Are you struggling with your dog or puppy’s behavior?


Not sure where or how to start, but know that you want to see changes while making training fun and safe for both you and your best friend?


Happy Hound University offers compassionate, effective training methods with your and your dog’s relationship in mind!

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Read some of what Mary's clients are saying...

“Mary obviously enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with Tilly. She's upbeat, never discouraged, and projects humor and joy in helping us shape our pup into a responsible adult dog while fully enjoying all the silliness of her puppy ways”

— Gail Cohen, Tilly's Person

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