Rudy, Arkansas

Serving Fort Smith, Van Buren, and surrounding areas


Chances are you got a dog because you wanted a good companion for you and your family. But they don’t typically show up knowing exactly how to fit into our world and our routines. We can help you achieve your goals and give you the life you want with your dog by helping your dog understand what is expected. Imagine a dog who listens to you, plays with his own toys rather than your possessions, who you can take anywhere, and who 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 behavior?  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!

What Our Customers Are Saying...

Our dog has very unique needs and is completely and utterly a handful. As novice dog parents to a dog that has been at times unmanageable, Dawn had made our lives and his so much happier and healthier. She is a wealth of knowledge, well versed, extremely patient, reliable, compassionate and kind. I'm so thankful we found her!!
J. H.
Fort Smith, AR
Dawn was the first person I contacted when we brought home an 8-week old puppy. She provided us specific guidelines to follow at each life stage that would maximize learning opportunities at each developmental stage of the dog. She was clear that these windows were small, but critical. Whenever we had a question, we'd circle back to "Set her up for success." Thanks to Dawn's "people training", we have an incredibly calm, intelligent, well-adjusted and loving adolescent dog!
S. L.
Kansas City, MO
I've worked with Dawn for a couple of years and have always enjoyed working with her! Her ability to make training understandable and successful have made life much easier for me and my dogs. Thank you Dawn!
S. S.
Fayetteville, AR
Dawn recently helped me to work on some behavioral issues with a dog I adopted… Almost immediately, Lilly responded to Dawn... Lilly showed fast improvement … and is now a great companion! Thank you Dawn!!
D. F.
Greensboro, NC
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. D.
Greensboro, NC
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. F.
Mayodan, NC
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. 
D. D.
Reidsville, NC
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.
Greensboro, NC
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
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