Happy Hound Pet Services is a full service behavior consulting and training company serving Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley

Rudy Van Buren Fort Smith Rogers Greenwood Bentonville

Rudy, Van Buren, Fort Smith, Alma, Greenwood, Fayetteville, Lowell, Rogers, Bentonviille

Dog training Happy pets, happy people! Best dog trainer

Dawn is an incredible trainer and lover of dogs…  If you are considering a trainer … --look no further because the best is now in Arkansas. - Gail J., Mayodan, NC

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Happy Hound Pet Services

Call: 479-358-7PET (7738) or email: dawn@happyhoundpetservices.com

SERVING FORT SMITH, VAN BUREN, ALMA, AND NEARBY AREAS

Our group classes are open to dogs and puppies who have received their vaccinations as prescribed by a licensed veterinarian. Our class size is small, so you will receive individual attention from your instructor.  Classes are 50 minutes.


The orientation is mandatory.


Any dog with a history of aggression or reactivity must be evaluated prior to enrolling in our group classes.


Our classes are taught in modules that build on one another.  If our students need to spend more than one week on a module we may cover it over more than one week.


All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult unless previous arrangements have been made.





ORIENTATION

Topics covered:

Paperwork


Introduction


How Dogs Learn


Methodology

BASIC 1

Topics covered:

Name recognition & attention


Starting the sit


Introducing the leash & getting the position


Introducing Leave It, Touch & Drop

BASIC 2

Topics covered:

Sit - Adding the cue & duration


Introducing down and settle


Leash walking - Getting the position & Adding attention

Introduction to recall: Come when called

BASIC 3

Topics covered:

Sit - Adding distance & distractions


Introducing Wait, stay, and using release words


Down and settle - adding the cue and duration


Loose leash walking and come - adding distance

Topics covered:

All cues:  Adding distance and distractions


Wait at doors and stairways


Loose leash walking - left turns


Obedience in the real world

BASIC 4
ADVANCED 1

Topics covered:

Greeting a friendly stranger


Beginning off leash work


Distance sit and down stays


Distance settle

Topics covered:

Accepting handling from a stranger


Drop on recall


Desensitizing to triggers - sights and sounds


Supervised separation

ADVANCED 2
ADVANCED 3

Topics covered:

Greeting another dog


Supervised separation


Walking through a crowd


Putting it all together

Group Class Prices

The group class price is $169 and includes orientation and seven

training classes.


A $25 deposit is required in advance to hold your spot. Classes are held in an on demand basis. This means when we have three student teams that want to take a class we will schedule a class. The deposit is refundable only if not enough students sign up and class is

Canceled.  We will advance through the following as needed by students. It is possible that we will not get to everything.