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Happy Dog Training & Behavior

 Learning shouldn't hurt. 

Happy Dog Training...making dogs and their owners happy since 1996!


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

Welcome to Happy Dog Training!

Welcome to the BEST family pet training school on Long Island!
We offer everything you need for success whether you're just getting started with
your first 
puppy or are having behavior issues with your current pet.

We are formally educated, recommended by many Long Island veterinarians,

and our training is EASY and FUN - for you AND your dog!
Contact Us to find out why we've been voted "Long Island's Best Dog Trainer" SIX times!

Happy Dog Training...making owners AND dogs happy since 1996!
See our google reviews here


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Group Classes

Whether you want a well-behaved buddy to hang around the house with or a sharply-trained companion
who can go anywhere with you, our training is effective and FUN for both owner and dog!
No choke chains/prong/shock collars. Ever. We have a MAXIMUM of 6 dogs per class.
All classes include telephone/email follow-up...for the life of your dog! 

Click on each course for more details!

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Behavior Consulting

Helping You Understand and Improve Your Dog's Behavior

Please read the position statements from the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior on "dominance theory" and use of punishment-based training before hiring anyone to work with your dog's behavior issue. 

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Behavior Consultations

For dogs that are aggressive toward humans, or have fears/phobias/anxiety

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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Private 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! Lessons are weekly or bi-weekly. 

Dog Pet

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! 

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The Happy Dog Team

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!

Certified Pet Dog Trainer
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

Distinguished Graduate, Karen Pryor Academy

Click HERE to see Ellen's experience and affiliations.

Click HERE to see Ellen's Continuing Education courses.

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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!

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