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Happy Dog Training & Behavior

Making Long Island dogs and their owners happy since 1996!


Voted "Long Island's Best Dog Trainer" SIX times! 

 

Group Classes

Training that works. Easy & fun!

Our group classes are 8 weeks long and have a maximum of 6 dogs per class!

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Puppy Kindergarten

Click HERE to see Puppy Kindergarten in action!
Beginning manners, problem prevention, handling skills for grooming & vet visits, and puppy playtime!
Kids age 5 & up are welcome to attend and take part.
Open to puppies approximately 8-18 weeks of age and under 25lbs. at the start date of the course
Your pup does NOT need to be fully vaccinated to start class - click HERE to read why! 

Family Dog Training

See our Family Dog 1 video HERE!
Small Group classes for adolescent or older dogs, 
and new pets of any age! 
Family Dog 1 covers Polite Greetings, Stay, Loose Leash Walking,  Come, Go to Place, and Leave It!

We also offer Beyond the Backyard, Games & Tricks classes for advanced training!

The best dog training school on Long Island for Puppy Kindergarten, family dog training, and behavior consultations! 

 

Behavior Consultations

Helping You Help Your Pet

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Behavior Consultations

For dogs that are aggressive toward humans

Reactive Dog Consultation

For dogs that bark and lunge at other dogs

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Resource Guarding Consultation

For dogs that are aggressive over toys, food or items

The best dog training school on Long Island for Puppy Kindergarten, family dog training, and behavior consultations! 

 

Private Training

If you prefer individual attention or more flexible scheduling, a custom-designed private training program would be great for you and your dog!

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New Puppy Consultations

Never had a puppy before, or haven't had one in a long time? If you're feeling overwhelmed by your new family member, or just want to make sure you're starting out on the right paw, our 90-minute private Puppy Consultation will address all of your specific questions and concerns. 

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Individualized Training Programs

Need flexible scheduling, or only interested in working on a specfic training skill or two? A series of private lessons, starting with our 90-minute Initial Training Session, would be great for you!

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Behavior Consultation
Follow-up Sessions

If you've already had a consultation with us but want or need additional training or behavior modification sessions, email us directly to schedule a package of 1-hour sessions. 

The best dog training school on Long Island for Puppy Kindergarten, family dog training, and behavior consultations! 

 

Our Staff at Happy Dog Training

Almost anyone can train a dog, but...it takes real skill to teach people. 

Happy Dog is proud to be the ONLY dog training school on Long Island with TWO graduates of the distinguished Karen Pryor Academy. 

We are educated. Empathetic. And excellent at what we do, which is helping people train their dogs to be wonderful family companions.

We'd love to meet you! 

Meet Ellen Rassiger, CPDT, CDBC, KPA
Owner, Happy Dog Training


Meet Lorrie Francis, CPDT, KPA

Click HERE to read why you and your dog will be so happy at Happy Dog Training! 

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"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." 
- Orhan Pamuk

 

Boop the Snoot (say hi)!

Calls are terrific, but we can usually answer emails faster!

631-424-DOGS (3647)

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