Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2019

Happy K9 Training

 
Reward-based trainer using science-based and force-free methods. Offering Board & Train programs, private lessons, group classes and overnight boarding.
 
Certifications:
 
Job Title: Owner/Lead Trainer
 
Training Equipment: Clickers, target sticks, body harnesses, leather or biothane leashes, long-lines, treat-dispensing toys, food puzzle games, snuffle mats and Klimb equipment.
 
Training Philosophy: My goal is to make training as enjoyable for the dog and owner as possible. We let the dog decide what they find rewarding, and use that to the best of our abilities!
 
Locations Served: Fountain Hills, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe
 
I am a reward-based trainer who uses science-based, force-free methods, and aim to please both dog & owner. I currently spend my time training dogs and their humans, and volunteer with Service Animals of Arizona offering free trainings in public to Service Dog teams. I also volunteer and spend my time in the community raising awareness about Service Animals and their handler's rights. I am a certified AKC CGC evaluator and instructor. I am also a member of PPG (The Pet Professional Guild), APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), Dunbar Academy, O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc, and I carry insurance through Business Insurers of the Carolinas. I am passionate about continuing education and regularly attend seminars, workshops and classes. I have volunteered in the past with Maricopa County Animal Care & Control, Arizona Humane Society, and multiple rescues statewide doing home checks, interstate dog transport, fostering and rehabilitating dogs. ​I also rescued dogs in need, providing medical care, grooming and training, and then finding them the perfect home. I know each dog in every family is different, and I’ll work with you to help give them the specific guidance they need in a humane, compassionate way. Whether you’re considering getting a dog, have just gotten a new puppy, have a dog or two and are expecting a bundle of joy of your own, or already own a dog that happens to have behavioral problems, I am here to help. My experience also lends me to assist owners with training their service dog. With 21 years professional experience working with thousands of dogs of different breeds, sizes and ages, I will come up with a training plan that works for you.
Services Offered
AKC Canine Partner
Assistance Service Dog
Behavioral Consultation
CGC Training
Clicker Training
Fun Games
Group Training
In-Home Training
Private Lessons
Private Training
Trick Training