Happy Dogs Training Philosophy
A rewards-based balanced training approach.Our Training Philosophy
We believe in a rewards-based, balanced training approach.
Our classes are designed to build a dog’s desire to work, make “Drive” a habit and strengthen the bond between dogs and their handlers.
We build the “want to” attitude into our foundation and balance it with the “have to” necessary to achieve the commitment dogs need for success in the ring.
We focus on foundation skills because we believe a strong foundation will help dogs and their handlers become confident, dependable partners.
Our training methods are designed to improve understanding, create clarity, build confidence, make the exercises strong and help handlers develop good problem-solving skills.
Teaching dogs how to perform is only part of what we do. We meet students “where they are” and help them achieve their goals – whatever they may be.
Although we never stop rewarding our dog, we help students learn how to use their relationship as a bridge to reward because a good relationship with your dog is portable – it goes into the ring when you do!