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Cities we serve:  Fort Smith, Van Buren, Cedarville, Rudy, Mountainburg, and other nearby communities

Happy Hound Pet Services

Happy Pets!  Happy People!


Chances are you got a dog because you wanted a good companion for you and your family. But they don’t often come that way. We can help you achieve your goals and give you the life you want with your dog. Imagine a dog that listens to you every time, that plays with his own toys rather than your possessions, that you can take anywhere, and that is a pleasure to be around. This dog can be a reality.


Most dogs are pretty rough around the edges when we first bring them home. If you are on this site then you know that all too well. Does any of this sound familiar?

Does your dog jump on you, your children, and your guests? Does he tear up your home, pull on the leash, get loose and refuse to come to you, or exhibit other problem behaviors?

 Do you find yourself constantly having to be on top of your dog making sure he’s not in trouble or cleaning up his messes?

Do you dream of a dog that lays quietly while you are eating, greets your guests with respect, and is just a pleasure to be around all the time?


Our scientific methods facilitate communication between you and your canine companion. We will help him understand the rules, and teach him to follow them EVERY TIME.

We can teach your dog to:

    Sit politely to greet you and your guests.

    Chew on his own toys instead of your furniture.

    Walk nicely on a leash everywhere you go.

    Behave in a calm manner even in environments that are stressful or             distracting.

We can give you the dog of your dreams. Contact us today to schedule a time for us to meet!


  • “... Fast improvement ... Now a great companion!”

    Dawn recently helped me to work on some behavioral issues with a dog I adopted… Almost immediately, Lilly responded to Dawn. I think it's her sense of calm, combined with her authoritative commands and highly-developed training skills that make dogs respond to her. Lilly showed fast improvement … and is now a great companion! Thank you Dawn!!
    D. F., Greensboro, NC
    Behavioral Consulting Client
  • “It Works!”

    I enrolled 2 of my dogs in obedience classes with Happy Hound Pet Services. My dogs are happy, and so am I. The trainer was patient, very knowledgeable, and it was a rewarding experience. Positive dogs caught on very quickly and I would recommend her highly! 
    S. S., Greensboro, NC
    Obedience Training Client
  • “...he learned FAST!” 

    I hired Dawn to train my dog because her methods are all dog friendly. I had used another trainer, but my dogs were fearful and didn't enjoy the training. Training with Dawn is the exact opposite! When my dog sees Dawn, he runs to her with a big grin on his face! He loves to train, and he learned FAST!
    L. D., Mayodan, NC
    Obedience Training Client
  • She is the go to person to get the job done!”

    Dawn loves all animals. We truly miss her and sorry to see her move away. She is professional and treats her clients with respect and patience. Dawn is trustworthy and honest. If you need a trainer… she is the go to person to get the job done. 

    O. D., Reidsville, NC
    Canine Professional
  • I can’t say enough what a great job she did.”

    I am the grandma to one of the puppies that Dawn trained a few months ago. I can't say enough what a great job she did. For the puppy only being less then 8 weeks old she trained him to sit, give you his paw, lay down, leave it, drop it and walk on a loose lead on your left hand side. She did a wonderful job and I would recommend anyone that needs or wants to train their dog or puppy to give her a call. It doesn't matter if it is just puppy training or a big job of training a adult dog she can do the job. Thank you Dawn for giving Beau such a good start to good behaviors and manners. 

    R. T., NC
    Obedience Training Client
  • “…Very knowledgeable…” 

    Dawn gave us some great training tips to help us with our boxer puppy. She was very knowledgeable about dog training, and we feel we are now able to help our dog with behavior issues as they come up.

    L. P., Martinsville, VA
    Obedience Training Client