HAPPY K9 TRAINING
Cooperative training for a happy dog and happier human!
Happy K9 Training is a positive reinforcement training company using humane, cooperative methods located in Scottsdale, Az.
Our goal is to offer compassionate and quality professional training for those in need.
We do not employ the use of e-collars, prong collars or choke chains during our training.
We specialize in Service Dog training, including teaching tasks for PTSD, psychiatric,
hearing assistance, non-weight bearing mobility, autism, and medical response.
We offer in-person and virtual lessons, as well as our Happy Helpers Board and Train Program.
We also offer drop in Public Access Training classes as well as the Public Access Test for
Service Dogs and Service Dogs in Training.
We can assist you in preparing your dog to become a Therapy Dog as well via in-person lessons
or our Happy Friends Board and Train Program.
We offer a Puppy FUNdamentals Program that can be done through virtual or in-home lessons.
Our Happy Campers Board and Train Program is available for puppies between 8 weeks to 6 months old.
We offer virtual lessons (single sessions or packages) via Zoom.
We also provide AKC CGC, CGCA, CGCU, and the Virtual Home Manners test, as well as Trick titles and the ATT (AKC Temperament Test).
We have 24 years of professional experience working with client and foster dogs of all breeds, sizes and temperaments.
We offer a complimentary 30 minute Zoom virtual consultation for new clients as an opportunity to discuss the goals for your dog and figure out the next best plan of action.
We offer payment plans for everyone, as well as discounts for BIPOC, new puppy adopters, teachers, first responders, active military and veterans. All training programs are non-refundable once started. Discounts are only applicable to in-person training sessions.
We offer anyone who adopts a dog from Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue of Arizona
three complimentary virtual sessions as a thank you for giving one of these dogs a home!
*We are currently referring out any separation anxiety, aggression or reactivity cases to other qualified and certified, force free trainers, including a recommendation to contact Board-Certified Veterinary Behaviorist, Dr. Kelly Moffat or Dr. Heather Gerrish at VCA Mesa Animal Hospital.
Dr. Maggie O'Brian is another Board-Certified Veterinary Behaviorist who recently launched
Virtual Veterinary Behavior Medicine as a way for clients to have access to specialty level care.
*** The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, along with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and The Pet Professional Guild all strongly caution against the use of pain and fear in dog training and behavior modification.
Based on current scientific evidence, AVSAB recommends that only reward-based training methods are used for all dog training, including the treatment of behavior problems.