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What is management in dog training

What is Management in Dog Training & Why Use It?

Struggling with changing your dogs behaviour? Make sure that you’re properly using management & training!

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How to teach your puppy to settle

Puppies can be SO busy! How do you encourage calm behaviour in the home? This article explains how to teach your puppy to settle.

introduce dog to new people

Have a fearful puppy or dog?? First impressions matter! Here is my favourite way to introduce a shy dog to new people.

Puppy socialization is often misunderstood (Hint- it’s not just playing with other dogs). Here’s what you need to know!

How to crate train your dog

Not crate training your puppy is one of the biggest mistakes you can make! Here’s how & why to crate train properly!

Force-free dog training

Dog training isn’t a regulated industry. Shockingly, ANYONE can call themselves a trainer. Here’s why you should use force-free dog training!

How to potty train your puppy: house training tips

It’s important to potty train your puppy early! Learn how to build a schedule, deal with accidents, and teach your puppy what you want.

My mom was a dog trainer so I grew up surrounded by dogs. Helping run group classes or training dogs for 6 hours on Saturdays was just part of my normal life.
Like many teenagers, I originally decided I didn't want to follow in my parents footsteps. I went to university and worked in pediatric healthcare for multiple years, yet rarely felt content.
I noticed my favourite part of my day continued to be my time with my dog! I also started noticing the advice "trainers" were giving to dog owners that bordered on outright abuse. These "alpha theory" methods are not only unnecessary, they're actually wrong!
I decided to become a trainer and launch Happy Hounds Dog Training to show that you can train incredibly obedient, happy dogs with positive methods!

I've been captivated with dogs for as long as
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Lily was just over a year old when we started working with Steph. Her recall was not great, and we didn't really trust her off leash.
It has been great working with Steph because she really got to the root of what made it so hard to train Lily's recall. Steph was able to explain to us why Lily behaves the way she does because of her breed, and provided us with daily play and training we should be doing to work on her impulse control.
With that in mind, it helped us train Lily's recall and loose leash walking (that was a bonus!).
Thanks for all your help Steph!!

- Tiffany & Myles

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