At Happy Dog Institute, we want you to feel successful, relieved and supported. We want you to develop lifelong skills that you can use over and over again for a whole host of behaviors and issues you encounter, both now and in the future. We want you to be able to take said skills home with you, and on the road, and on vacation and wherever life with your dog takes you.

To support this goal, we have a whole host of services to help you with your dog. Our team is here to help, and our goal is to give you real-life solutions and practical, common-sense tools. We look forward to working with you!

Group Classes for Adolescent & Adult Dogs Over 23 Weeks

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Focus & Control for Teens: In-Person Orientation + Five Weeks of Class
(23 Weeks to Nine Months old)

$245

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Age requirements)
Dogs between five months (over 23 weeks) and nine months old.

WHERE & WHEN
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at HDI Headquarters in Tumwater, WA.
Click here to see the schedule and to register.

ABOUT CLASS
Is your dog behaving like a teenager? Ignoring you? Suddenly you’re not so cool anymore? Want to work on your training relationship, teach your dog to listen better, and have some fun with them in the process? Maybe they’re not QUITE ready for a super serious “obedience” class, but you still need better manners. We hear you! Puppy 3 is designed to help you survive the “terrible teens”!

This class is designed to funnel into our field trip class “About Town“, which you can take once you’ve completed this six-week class. It’s also the prerequisite for our Agility Series.

CURRICULUM & GOALS
In this class, you’ll:

  • Learn how to get better, reliable behaviors
  • Work on new manners and skills each week. Weekly topics include:
    • Go lay down
    • Come!
    • Get down
    • Stay with me (loose leash walking and stays)
    • Leave it
  • Learn new and effective ways to wear your dog out, including mental stimulation
  • Get continued support with other common behavior problems during your dog’s adolescence

What you get:

  • An in-person orientation followed by five weeks of in-person class sessions
  • Access to written materials in PDF format via our homework portal
  • A customized Happy Dog Institute clicker + wrist coil
  • An interactive food toy
  • Starter treats
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Foundation Skills for Adults: In-Person Orientation + Five Weeks of Class
(Over Nine Months Old)

$245

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Age Requirements)
Dogs OVER nine months old.

WHERE & WHEN
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
at HDI Headquarters in Tumwater, WA.
Click here to see the schedule and to register.

ABOUT CLASS
Does your dog jump on other people, bark for attention or get into things they’re not supposed to? Are they easily distracted? Do they have a hard time coming when called? Do you need better strategies to help communicate with your dog? Then this class is for you!

We’ll help you bring out the best in your dog by showing you how to use positive methods to teach them the basic manners and life skills every dog should have. Best of all, we’ll teach you HOW to train your dog so what you learn will transfer outside of the classroom!

CURRICULUM & GOALS
In this class, you’ll build:

  • Tools to help your dog focus better in the face of distractions.
  • Strategies for getting rid of behaviors you don’t like (jumping on people, play biting, demand barking, running away, etc).
  • Help with training manners and obedience, including: sit, down, stay, go to your bed, jumping on people, recall, loose leash walking, leave it.
  • Help addressing real-world activities and events with your dog, including: meeting other people and dogs, settling at home, walking in the neighborhood, having guests over, going on an outing and kitchen and mealtime strategies.
  • You’ll leave this class knowing HOW to train your dog, not just WHAT to train your dog. We know we already said this but feel it’s worth repeating!

What you get:

  • An in-person orientation followed by five weeks of in-person class sessions
  • Access to written materials in PDF format via our homework portal
  • A customized Happy Dog Institute clicker + wrist coil
  • An interactive food toy
  • Starter treats
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Zesty Teens Class: Chaotic Canine for Your Teenage Dog | In-Person Orientation + Five Weeks of Semi-Private Classes
(For Dogs Between Five and Ten Months Old)

$325

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR (Age Requirements)
Dogs between five (5) and ten (10) months old. Dogs who are older than this and have similar needs should join our Chaotic Canine class.

WHERE & WHEN
Sunday afternoons
at HDI Headquarters in Tumwater, WA.
Click here to see the schedule and to register.

WHAT
Did you miss out on early socializing? Maybe your calm and managemable puppy is quickly turning into an rambuctious teen? This 6 week class will help you understand important developmental milestones and breed specific tendencies that might be making your teen more challanging to work with. Using hands-off patterns games and confidence building tool we can help shape more consistent settles and solid life choices to ease your growing concerns.

OTHER DETAILS
Learn about body language, threshold, and how to help your dog cope in these over-simulating and overwhelming situations. Build skills to keep your dog calm and relaxed when they have previously felt explosive, reactive or “out of control”.  We’ll work dogs carefully and successfully and teach them lots of tools to become less “zesty” and more calm. In this class, you’ll get:

  • An in-person orientation followed by five weeks of in-person class sessions
  • Access to written materials and homework
  • Semi-private sessions for optimal success and minimal overwhelm!

Packages for Adolescent & Adult Dogs Over 23 Weeks

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Focus & Control for Teens OR Foundation Skills for Adults + About Town Field Trip Class

$400

Whether you’re at home, on a walk, at the park or at the vet, it feels great to have a happy, well-mannered pup who listens and responds to you. This package ensures that you and your canine companion will have the  important skills you can use no matter where you go.

What’s included:

Please note: once you purchase this package, you’ll have credits on your account to use for each class. You’ll get an email with details.

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Foundation Skills for Adults + Advanced Manners Class

$470

If you’re working towards your CGC Title, or you want to hone your skills and progress towards our Advanced Manners Class, this is the package for you!

What’s included:

Please note: once you purchase this package, you’ll have credits on your account to use for each class. You’ll get an email with details.

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Loose Leash Walking + Total Recall Class Package

$280

We’ve created two “topics” classes that help problem solve some of the hardest behaviors to train, and then packaged them so you get a discount AND lots of practice working on these tricky behaviors.

What’s included:

Please note: once you purchase this package, you’ll have credits on your account to use for each class. You’ll get an email with details.

“We now can go into stores without any issues. He LOVES Home Depot, mainly b/c everyone there gives him cookies. But he does so, so well, walking right with us and not pulling on his leash or jumping at everyone….Thank you, thank you for all of your help and tips and tricks!! I always recommend you to everyone I meet.”

— Shannon & Zeus