Due to Governor Inslee’s recent mandate, all of our classes and services have been transitioned to an online format as of 11/16/20, and until further notice. Click here to learn about the benefits and Value of Virtual Training, and click here for our FAQ page for additional COVID-related information.

After reading the above information, click here if you have a puppy under nine months old or click here if you have a dog over nine months old. Click here to learn about behavior consulting and private training. Contact us if you have questions.

Dog Training with You in Mind in Thurston, Lewis & Grays Harbor Counties

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 offer services in Olympia, Chehalis, Rochester, Montesano and Seabrook, Washingon.

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

Dog Walking, Running & Hiking

Are you worried about going back to work after the long break? Do you have long days where your pup is cooped up inside, and they desperately need a break and some good exercise? Don’t want to come home to a half-eaten couch? Have a working dog (but not a flock of sheep), and need to wear your dog out more effectively? Or, maybe you’ve heard how important mental stimulation and cardio is for dogs, and you’re looking for some support to accomplish this with your busy schedule. We have a service for that!

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.