Our training classes

At Happy Hounds we provide you with a number of training choices… We have classes for puppies and adult dogs, and if a class environment isn’t right for you or your dog, we also offer 1-2-1 training sessions.

Introducing our Happy Puppy and Happy Dog Classes…

Both our Happy Puppy and Happy Dog classes are designed to help prepare your dog for everyday life and the experiences they will encounter. Based on the innovative ‘Life Skills’ concept, developed by the University of Lincoln, you and your dog will learn key life skills as well as basic training skills, such as sit/down/stand, loose lead walking and recall, and much more.

Our week 1 class takes place without dogs and incorporates both our Happy Puppy & Happy Dog clients. This class will provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your dog’s behaviour and introduce you to the Life Skills concept. You will also be provided with your course book*, notes and a doggy goody bag.


Happy Puppy Life Skills Classes

We run our Happy Puppy Life Skills classes for puppies aged under 20 weeks/5 months (as at start of course).

Happy Dog Foundation Skills Classes

Our Happy Dog Foundation Skills classes are suitable for dogs aged 5  months+ and focus on developing   the social skills and behaviour that help make a good family pet and companion.

Class sizes

Our classes are small, fun and family-friendly.  We have a maximum of 6 dogs per class to ensure that both you and your dog receive enough one to one attention and can learn in a relaxed environment.  Our training methods are force-free and reward-based.

Course books

Our Happy Puppy Life Skills classes include a FREE copy of the Life Skills for Puppies book, and our Happy Dog Foundation Skills classes include a FREE copy of the Helping Minds Meet – Skills for a better life with your dog.

Class availability

As class sizes are so small, they do tend to fill up rather quickly.  The quickest and easiest way to guarantee your place is to pay for your preferred course in our online shop and then complete your registration form.