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Why should you use Happy Hound University dog training over other services?


At Happy Hound University, I believe more than anything that the cornerstone of a dog's training should be trust, respect, and a mutual understanding of both dog and human behavior. I also believe that it's possible to honor these things and still get consistent dog training results.

My dog training philosophy is based on the following principles:

  • I will never use pain, fear, or intimidation to force your dog to do something.

  • I will always attempt to set your dog up to succeed. 

  • All dog training methods and techniques I use are based in the science of behavior.

  • Training with your dog should feel more like games than work. Training should be reinforcing for both you AND your dog!

  • I treat every dog as an individual with their own personality, and train them as such. If one method does not work for a dog, I will find a humane, science-based dog training technique that does! 


For more information on how to find and vet dog trainers, please review the position statements of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and of the Pet Professional Guild.

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