What's the Happy Dog Difference?

You get more for your money at Happy Dog Training! 

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION

Happy Dog Training


We have the most experienced, highly educated professionally credentialed (by CPDT, KPA, CDBC) full-time dog training instructors on Long Island!

Big Box Store


Trainers are pet store employees who work in the store and are "store certified" after just a few weeks of mentoring. No continuing education required.

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IS IT A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR MY PUPPY OR DOG? 

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All owners required to show proof of vaccination for their dogs

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All dogs that enter may not be vaccinated! Many stores have veterinary clinics on premises,
which can put your dog into
contact with dogs that are sick

 

IS IT A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT FOR MY PUPPY OR DOG?

Classroom used ONLY for training - cleaned and disinfected by staff regularly and thoroughly

Employees not monitoring accidents as they happen; stores relies on owners to notice and clean up after their dogs

PUBLIC ACCESS

Only dogs and people registered for YOUR class are present! You get personalized attention in a private setting.

Random people and dogs in store and class area can make it hard to learn

 

SIZE OF TRAINING FACILITY

SIZE OF TRAINING FACILITY

Happy Dog Training

Classroom used ONLY for training - cleaned and disinfected by staff regularly and thoroughly

Big Box Store

Approximately 18' x 18' or LESS
Dogs too close to each other
have a hard time paying
attention and learning

CURRICULUM/METHODS

CURRICULUM/METHODS

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We teach only the most effective, force-free modern methods backed by decades of science. NO choke chains, prong collars, shock collars! 

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Varies from store to store
No oversight by store managers
or parent corporation

 

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

In business since 1996. Classes include LIFETIME telephone/email support (for anything that can be handled via phone or email)

No access to an instructor outside of class times or after your course ends

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