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 training techniques that are super easy to work into your daily life. Learn more by clicking one of the buttons below!

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. 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.

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

Less Stress. More Calm.

If you have a dog with Separation Anxiety or Human Stranger Fear or Aggression, you know how stressful it can be. Maybe the neighbors are complaining about the howling or you’re coming home to chewed tables and scratched doors. Or maybe you can’t have anybody over to your house because it’s just so stressful. Happy Dog Institute can help! We’re one of the few places in the world that specializes in these difficult issues. Even if you live miles away, we can work with you and your dog through our innovative and effective remote training program for Separation Anxiety, and we have a class for specifically targeting Human Stranger Fear.

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. Happy Dog Institute has been going strong for over nine years 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.