Dog Training with You in Mind

You probably know that teaching your dog or puppy basic manners and skills makes them a lot easier to live with. But holy cow, are you busy! Between work, friends, family, and other obligations, you just don’t have umpteen free hours a week to devote to training. We totally get it. That’s why our dog and puppy classes offer fun, down-to-earth advice and dog training techniques that are super easy to work into your daily life. Learn more by clicking one of the buttons below! We are located in Olympia, Washington.

Real Solutions for Better Behavior

Let’s talk about your dog. That dog you love and who’s crazy-cute, but who also drives you a little crazy, too. Whether it’s barking non-stop or lunging at people on walks, using you as a chew toy or exhibiting signs of fear, aggression or anxiety – you’re just not sure what to do. Luckily, we do! Using practical, science – and rewards-based methods, we’ll help you tackle even the toughest behavioral problems and bring peace back to your household. We have pre-made behavior packages as well as customized options for you to choose from.

Real Solutions for Better Behavior

Let’s talk about your dog. That dog you love and who’s crazy-cute, but who also drives you a little crazy, too. Whether it’s barking non-stop or lunging at people on walks or destroying your things… You’re just not sure what to do. But luckily, we do! Using practical, science – and rewards-based methods, we’ll help you tackle even the toughest behavioral problems and bring peace back to your household.

“Emma gave me excellent tools and strategies for managing my new dog in a way that was both compassionate for my pup and for me. I cannot recommend Happy Dog Institute enough – well worth the investment and time for learning how to make happy dogs and happy people live together.” —Becka and Ludo

Workshops & Specialty Classes

Looking to do more with your dog? Need to build on the skills learned from previous classes, or does your dog need an enrichment activity? Whether you’re looking for more help with Recall, Loose Leash walking or want to explore other options like Agility and Nosework, we’re here! We are constantly adding new workshops and seminars to the schedule, too, so check back often.

Experience & Credentials You Can Trust

Finding someone you can trust with your four-legged family member isn’t easy. After all, anyone can hang up a shingle and call themselves a dog trainer. But the founders of Happy Dog Institute, Emma Holly and Heather Ringwood, have the experience and credentials to back it up. In addition to holding a Masters in Animal Behavior & Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Emma is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT). Heather is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and has a degree in dog training and business as well as over 20 years of dog training experience.

Our team has your dog and your family’s best interest in mind, and we pride ourselves in our ability meet individual needs and goals. Happy Dog Institute has been going strong for over a decade now, and we use 100% science- and reward-based training methods to create happier dogs and happier people.

Experience & Credentials You Can Trust

Finding someone you can trust with your four-legged family member isn’t easy. After all, anyone can hang up a shingle and call themselves a dog trainer. But the founders of Happy Dog Institute, Emma Holly and Heather Ringwood, have the experience and credentials to back it up.In addition to holding a Masters in Animal Behavior & Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Emma is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT). Heather is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and has a degree in dog training and business. Together, they use 100% positive training methods to create happier dogs and happier people.