A dog teaches us fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
— Roberts Benchley

Welcome to Happy Dog Institute, a Dog Training & Behavior Consulting Company in Olympia, Washington.

Happy Dog Institute creates happier dogs and happier people. We solve behavior problems, teach puppy classes, basic obedience and manners and help to make life with your dog more enjoyable. We use science-based, positive reinforcement training.

We offer training classes for both puppies and adult dogs, private training and behavior help and more. 

Give us a call at 360.915.7130 or email us today!

Solve Behavior Problems

We're here to help you with your dog's most difficult behavior problems, from dog and human aggression to separation anxiety. We offer private, customized training for behavior help, from house training to aggression. Click here to learn more about private training.

Training for All Ages & Skill Levels

Do you have a hard time getting your dog's attention when he's distracted? Does she jump on friends and family? Do you need your dog to come when called more reliably? Have a new puppy who won't stop biting you or peeing all over your house? We're here for you! Click here to learn about our Puppy Classes & Programs. Click here to learn about our Adult Dog Classes.

Reward-Based Training

At Happy Dog Institute, we use only Positive Reinforcement, 
Reward-Based methods. This is the best way to ensure long-lasting behavior changes. Our methods are based on cutting-edge animal behavior and psychology research, and we've got the credentials to prove it! Click here to learn more about us.