Obedience Training

Obedience Training = Good Relationship

A good relationship with your dog is based on obedience training. Whether you want a well-mannered family pet or aspire to the trial or even the competition fields, Happy Valley Kennel has the experience and expertise you need to achieve your goals.

We welcome all breeds of dogs big or small.  Lhasa Apso, Maltipoo’s, Labradoodles, Pyrenees, Chesapeake Bay, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Doberman Pinchers, Dachshund, and German Shepherd are just a few of the many breeds of dogs we have trained for satisfied owners.

What is the benefit to obedience training?

Obedience training enables you to control your dog’s behavior. Being able to control your dogs behavior gives you an advantage over the many other dog owners who have no control over their dogs.  You can be confident in your dog’s behavior.  Through obedience training you and your dog will build a bond of confidence and known expectations resulting in a happy fulfilled relationship.  Your dog will be a pleasure to be around increasing your desire to interact with your dog on many different levels.  You and your dog will thrive in a loving obedient environment.


Training Programs Detailed Below:
Private Training Services
Happy Valley Kennel Training Courses
Sport Dog Courses




Private Training Services

Basic Dog Training  (classes held at our facility)
» Private Sessions with you and your dog.
» Training sessions are structured to meet you and your dogs needs depending on your dogs age and training level.
» Sessions scheduled by appointment only.


Owner Residence (travel fee added to basic training price)
» Training in the convenience of your home.
» The training is structured to meet your needs, as well as, your dogs.
» Customize your program taking into account your dog’s age and training level.
» Sessions are scheduled by appointment only.


Training/Boarding Program
This unique service allows your dog the opportunity to be trained by Happy Valley Kennel’s expert trainers while your dog stays at our facility. We understand how busy you are and how limited your time can be. Our focus is your dog’s training regiment. We customize your dogs program to fit your needs and to teach your dog the skills it needs to communicate and behave for you. Scheduled by appointment only and depends on availability. A minimum of 2 weeks training for your dog is required.



Happy Valley Kennel Training Courses

Future Stars Puppy Course (12 wks. – 6 mon.)
Happy Valley Kennel’s training course stresses the importance of obedience the foundation for a strong relationship with your dog, as well as, owner education.

» Previous Training: None
» Training: Operative Conditioning, House Training, Crate Training, Leash Control
» Appropriate Socialization: Greeting people, Jumping, Biting
» Owner Education: Accountability as a Dog Owner


Future Stars Intermediate Puppy Course (6 mon. – 12 mon.)
Happy Valley Kennel provides the skills and tools that you will need to continue building the foundation in obedience that is vital to your puppies’ behavior.  We emphasize the importance of communication between you and your puppy.

» Previous Training: None
» Training: House Training, Crate Training, Leash Control
» Operative Conditioning: Creating a System of Communication
» Appropriate Socialization
» Owner Education: Accountable Ownership


Future Stars Advanced Puppy Course (15 mon. or younger)
This course is designed to build on the basic foundation already established.  This course will teach your young developing puppy how to control his behavior and channel his energy in the right direction, allowing you and your young dog to work on advanced exercises.

» Previous Training: Intermediate Puppy Course or Trainers Endorsement
» Training: Emphasis on Time, Distance, Focus and Distractions
» Behavior Management: Jumping, Barking, Lunging and reactionary responses
» Owner Education: Accountability as a Dog Owner
» Imprinting: Competition Prospects


Freshman Companion Dog Courses
This course is designed to ensure that you and your companion learn how to communicate with each other.   Communication is the key to a successful relationship with your dog.  The break down in communication between the owner and their companion is the root of many dogs’ behavior problems. Our education program teaches you how to effectively communicate with your companion.  You can have that well behaved companion that you have always dreamed of owning.

Freshman Obedience: Sit, Down, Recall, Stay, Walk on a Loose Leash
Freshman Behavior: Your companion will learn appropriate behavior


Sophomore Obedience Course
Having mastered the fundamental behavior and obedience skill this course will prepare you and our companion for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.

Previous Training: Freshman Companion Dog or Trainers Endorsement


Senior Obedience Course
This course is designed to give you the control and confidence that you can communicate with your companion at an advanced level of obedience. This course will proof your companions’ behavior and obedience.

Previous Training: Sophomore Obedience




Sport Dog Courses at Happy Valley KennelSport Dog Courses

Happy Valley Kennel offers course that focus on different Sport Dog disciplines. If your dog is energetic and you are looking for an opportunity to interact with your dog we will help you determine the discipline that is right for you. We emphasize disciplines in AKC Obedience, Schutzhund Obedience, Tracking and Agility.  Happy Valley Kennel has coached numerous handlers at Club, and National levels.  We would enjoy talking to you about your goals.


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