Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2015

Happy Tails Dog Training

Private Lessons, In-Your-Home; Puppies through dogs of all ages; Day Training; Behavior Modification; Fearful Dogs; Dogs with Disabilities
Designations: KPA CTP
Training Equipment: basic training equipment - flat collars, leashes and harnesses advanced training equipment - Gentle Leader, Head Halter
Training Philosophy: Positive Reinforcement using a marker (clicker); Avoids the use of intimidation, physical punishment or fear; Avoids the use of aversive equipment (prong collars, choke chains, shock or e-collars)
Locations Served: Washington cities - Wenatchee, E. Wenatchee, Monitor, Cashmere, Dryden, Peshastin, Leavenworth, Rock Island, Malaga; remote training options available for outlying areas
My name is Laurie Dawson and I am a force-free dog trainer. As a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, I am committed to training animals with positive reinforcement, utilizing a science-based training method (commonly known as “clicker training”). I am a Certified Puppy Start Right Instructor, Fear Free Certified Professional and Licensed Be a Tree Presenter (focusing on dog bite prevention). I am also a member of the Pet Professional Guild and Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Each of these organizations promotes force-free, positive training methods that creates and enhances strong bonds between dogs and their human companions. I am honored to have raised several puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind and to be a registered therapy team with one of my own dogs with Pet Partners. I enjoy these and other volunteer activities, including being a Mobile Meals driver and Make-a-Wish grant writer. I have 4 dogs of my own and we have fun learning new things in our daily training sessions. In fact, my own 13 year old Golden Retriever loves clicker training and has dispelled the myth that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”…she learns something new almost on a daily basis, and has fun doing it! I enjoy training dogs of all ages, beginning with puppies 7 weeks of age through their senior years. It is rewarding to not only teach them new behaviors, but to see just how much fun they have with the learning process...and how much fun their loving human companions have too! With training provided in your home, at your scheduling convenience, there is no reason for delay. Contact me today so we can get started with training right away!
Services Offered
Behavioral Consultation
Clicker Training
Fun Games
Group Training
Private Lessons
Private Training