Here at Happy Dog Acres we do things a little bit different. Our positive-reinforcement, games-based training method focuses on getting your dog ready for real-life situations.
We offer a variety of training options for all age groups and experience levels to fit your needs!
1 hour session - $100
4 session package - $375
6 session package - $575
Private Lessons can be done in-person or via Zoom. Private sessions are a great option for all beginners or anyone who has a pet that can be reactive around other dogs or humans.
Typically 8, 1-hour sessions
Group Classes are a more cost-effective option that is very effective if you'd also like to work on your dog's skills in an environment with other dogs and people around.
Regular courses include:
Available starting June 1st!
Register your pup for a month of daycare + training. You choose 2 days per week - either Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Friday where they will get 2 training sessions with our professional trainer each day plus all the benefits of regular daycare. Then join us for group class on Sunday to work through everything your pup is learning.
This option is great for skills-based training, to advance your pup's skills, or as a supplement to another training service.
A helpful option for busy pet parents!
4 Week Program
Your pup stays Monday-Friday at Happy Dog Acres and gets daily training time with our trainer focusing on the issues that we identify together. You will get:
A great option if you and your pup need a "reset" from your current routine, if you are struggling to instill real-life skills for your pup, if you have a new puppy and want to get them off to the best start, or if you just don't have the time to achieve the results you are looking for. Board & Train can also be a good option for working some problem areas. Schedule a consult to see if this is the right option for you!
Access Online Materials for Life
Go at your own pace at home with your pup using our online learning materials. You will have the same access to support as any other students with more flexibility.
Best option for tech-savvy families on a budget.
Having a dog can bring unlimited love and unbridled joy to your life...unless your dog has behavioral struggles, then it can be very stressful and overwhelming. We strive to offer accessible training solutions to help your dog-owning experience be everything you dreamed.
Even our group classes are all tailored for each individual group and every pup will get one-on-one attention.
Between classes or lessons we are available to answer questions as needed. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to be successful!
We know that classes can be overwhelming... there is a lot of information to absorb. Our online portal offers videos and notes to help you remember what we discussed in class.
All of our training and boarding options can be used in tandem with others so your pup can get a leg-up.
The best option for you will depend on a variety of factors including budget, schedule availability, your pup's socialization level, and your training goals. If you'd like to discuss the options with our trainer just schedule a time for a free consultation by clicking here.
We use positive-reinforcement, games-based training to build engagement and help condition your pup for real-life situations. If you'd like to learn more about our training methods click here.
Safe socialization and puppy training should start as soon as a puppy arrives in your home. Puppies should have at minimum of 2 rounds of their distemper/parvo combo vaccines to begin attending in-person training. Special precautions are taken for puppies that are under 4 months old and not fully vaccinated so that they can begin their training in a safe way. Training classes without the puppy, remote lessons, or our Puppy Power Homeschool course may also be a good option if your puppy is unable to attend group sessions due to vaccination status.
Our group training classes and most private training sessions currently take place either outside or in our training barn which has a gravel floor and is not heated or air conditioned—please dress appropriately for the weather.
Some private training lessons can be conducted in our office area depending on availability and training topics being covered.
Occasionally we have "Out and About" style classes which will rotate meeting places.
Our training is done on location at Happy Dog Acres, or in your home via Zoom.
Kids are welcome with their adults. Dog training is a family activity and we want to include all family members. Please review our training policies to see all of the specifics about bringing your kids to class! Review training policies here.
For all group and private training classes be sure to bring the following:
- A hungry dog!
- Treats and some of your dog's food (bring lots!)
- A leash
- A mat or towel for your dog to lay on
- Water and a bowl
- Poo bags
If you are bringing your pup for daycare and train or board and train you will need to provide lots of treats, your dog's regular food, any blankets or toys you'd like them to have in their room.
Service dog training is offered on a case-by-case basis. Please schedule a consult to determine if you are a fit for our program.
This is handled on a case-by-case basis. Schedule a consult with Kelly so that she can take a full history and help to guide your training journey.
Yes! You can sign up for our free 30-minute phone consultation at this link to discuss your pup's strengths and struggles. If you'd like, you can record videos of any puzzling or problem behavior prior to the consultation (just send them to email@example.com) and we can discuss those issues.
Click below to learn more and schedule a FREE online training consultation with Kelly!
"Always awesome to spend time with someone who understand dogs like Kelly does. She put a new perspective on trying to understand the behavior of my dog."