OUR PROGRAM

Happy Tails Obedience Training offers trained and socialized puppies for families and individuals who don’t want to worry about training a new puppy, or who may not have the time or knowledge to train their own dog.

Many of our clients simply understand that allowing a professional to train their dog during their most important developmental stages is the best way to own the dog of their dreams!

STEP 1:  YOUR DREAM PUPPY
1.  ADOPT ONE OF OUR GRADUATES

For owners searching for their future best friend we have a few started and graduated Elite Puppies available for them to choose from.  These puppies are carefully selected and temperament tested before the even start training, to ensure we are only training and offering the best for our clients.  They come from outstanding breeders with healthy and stable adult dogs, and have the personalities that make them ideal family dogs!  Our puppies have also become service and therapy dogs across the states.

We will only accept puppies from high-quality breeders that meet our standards:

  • Health tested adult dogs
  • OFA certified hips and elbows OR PennHip.
  • At least one dog of the breeding pair is clear of all hereditary genetic diseases pertaining to the breed.
  • Adult dogs, and any dogs that will be around the puppies must have solid temperaments and good personalities.
  • Puppies must be raised indoors. We do not accept puppies from kennels or puppy mills.
  • ​​No history of parvovirous or other life-threatening communicable diseases among previous or current puppies.​​​

2.  SEND IN YOUR PUPPY FOR TRAINING

Already have a puppy who could use some training?  Good news, because we also accept client’s puppies between 7 and 12 weeks old into our training programs! 

Fill out this form so we can learn more about you and your puppy, and then we will get you enrolled into our next available training spot! 

We only accept up to two puppies each month for training so space is always limited.  CLICK HERE to contact our trainers and get started, or to request more information.n

3.  LET’S FIND A PUPPY FOR YOU

Whether you’re looking for a service dog candidate, a companion to hike with, or your family’s next best friend, we are here to help you find and train that perfect dog.

We start the journey by providing a our clients with a comprehensive questionnaire, to find out exactly what they want and NEED in a puppy.  We discuss the GENDER, SIZE, ACTIVITY LEVEL and BREED of puppy they would like trained for their family, while also taking into consideration the puppy’s desired purpose (service, therapy, family pet, working dog, etc.)

Once we have the ideal puppy in mind, we will begin our search for the perfect breeder!

With the right breeder secured, we will put a reservation down on the litter and then temperament test all of the available puppies when they are between 7 and 8 weeks old.

After the temperament test has been completed, we will put a deposit down on the puppy our client chooses and get them ready for training.

STEP 2:  WHAT WILL YOUR PUPPY LEARN?
YOU DECIDE!

We offer three training programs for our owners to choose from:  Jump Start Puppy, Amazing Puppy, and Elite Puppy.  Each program covers the four basics of puppy training: potty training, crate training, polite manners, and socialization.

JUMP START PUPPY
This program gives new owners a head start on potty training, house manners, and important life skills!  Your puppy will learn how to tell you when he needs to go potty, politely greet new people and dogs, sleep through the night in their crate, and how to interact with the world in a positive way.

We call this our “JUMP START” program

This program is best for new puppy owners who would like a head start on potty training, crate training, socialization, and obedience training.

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Pawprint free icon  2 weeks of all-day training

Pawprint free icon  7 Obedience Commands

Pawprint free icon  Sit

Pawprint free icon  Down

Pawprint free icon  Go Inside (Crate)

Pawprint free icon  Go Potty

Pawprint free icon  Bells

Pawprint free icon  Off

Pawprint free icon  Come

Pawprint free icon  Potty Training

Pawprint free icon  Crate Training

Pawprint free icon  Socialization

Pawprint free icon  Solutions for common puppy issues including mouthing, jumping up, barking, digging, resource guarding, and more.

Price:  $1750

AMAZING PUPPY
In this course we’ll cover all the basics of obedience training, behavior, and then some.  We get you well on your way with potty and crate training, work through all the cues and behaviors ideal for any family dog, and make sure your puppy is extensively socialized, ensuring they will be calm and comfortable in any environment or situation.

We call this our “AMAZING PUPPY” program.

This program is best for families or individuals who want to fast forward though the difficult puppy stage and jump in to ENJOYING their new puppy.  We’ll do the work for you, so you can enjoy the benefits of a well-mannered, well-rounded puppy!

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Pawprint free icon  4 weeks of all-day training

Pawprint free icon  12 Obedience Commands

Pawprint free icon  Sit

Pawprint free icon  Down

Pawprint free icon  Stand

Pawprint free icon  Wait

Pawprint free icon  Come

Pawprint free icon  Off

Pawprint free icon  Bells

Pawprint free icon  Go Inside (Crate)

Pawprint free icon  Go Potty

Pawprint free icon  Place

Pawprint free icon  Okay (release)

Pawprint free icon  Let’s Go (LLW)

Pawprint free icon  Potty training

Pawprint free icon  Crate training

Pawprint free icon  Socialization

Pawprint free icon  Leash manners

Pawprint free icon  Guest greeting

Pawprint free icon  House manners

Pawprint free icon  4 follow-up sessions, available for whenever you need them!

 

Price:  $3950

ELITE PUPPY
In this program we cover and address every problem behavior and issue experienced by new and experienced puppy owners alike, and install new behaviors and cues that prepare puppies for special jobs like service or therapy dog work.  We only take one puppy at a time for this program to give them all the time and attention we have to help them grow into happy, confident dogs.

We call this our “ELITE OF THE ELITE” program.

This program is for owners who want to fast forward through the potty training accidents, puppy mouthing, and awkward learning stages, and jump right into owning the perfect dog. Puppies that graduate from this 8-week program come home fully potty trained, crate trained, and leash trained, with over 20 cues and taught behaviors to make their lives with you amazing from the start.

We have had graduated puppies from this program become Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs!

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Pawprint free icon  8 weeks of all-day training

Pawprint free icon   Obedience commands and behaviors

Pawprint free icon  Sit

Pawprint free icon  Down

Pawprint free icon  Come

Pawprint free icon  Wait

Pawprint free icon  Stay

Pawprint free icon  Off

Pawprint free icon  Stand

Pawprint free icon  Go Inside (Crate)

Pawprint free icon  Go Potty

Pawprint free icon  Bells

Pawprint free icon  Drop-it

Pawprint free icon  Place

Pawprint free icon  Okay (release)

Pawprint free icon  Let’s Go

Pawprint free icon  Leave-it

Pawprint free icon  Don’t (boundary training)

Pawprint free icon  Settle

Pawprint free icon  1-3 Custom Commands for Service/Therapy Training

Pawprint free icon  Potty training

Pawprint free icon  Crate training

Pawprint free icon  Socialization

Pawprint free icon  Leash manners

Pawprint free icon  Guest greeting

Pawprint free icon  House manners

Pawprint free icon  Relaxation Conditioning

Pawprint free icon  Beginner’s Off-leash Obedience

Pawprint free icon  UNLIMITED follow-up sessions

 

Price:  $6500

Here we have Gabby the Mini Goldendoodle, demonstrating the indoor portion of her Elite Puppy training program.  Gabby graduated in February of 2018 and is living in San Francisco, California with her forever family.
STEP 3:  TRAINING BEGINS!
Puppies in training live in our trainer’s homes where they are given around-the-clock supervision, training, and attention.  They go for daily socailzation outings where they meet new people, animals, sights, sounds, and smells, and are given multiple training sessions every day.

In order to have a strong relationship with their puppies, we HEAVILY ENCOURAGE owners to come down and visit.  We will even allow them to bring their puppy home for the weekend!  This way, our owners get an inside look at our training program, have a chance to practice commands and behaviors their puppies are learning, and become an essential part of the raising process.

If owners aren’t able to visit their puppies throughout their training program, don’t worry.  Our program is timed specifically to send puppies home during their crucial bonding periods so they can quickly and easily attach to their new owners as if they’ve known them their whole lives.

To make it even better, while the puppy is in training we keep the owner in the loop!  We film, record, and document every step of the training process.  Our clients recieve regular training updates with video tutorials, training sessions, and dog trainer secrets, all stored in a convenient online folder.  This way the owner can have access to them anytime, anywhere! 

We want our clients to UNDERSTAND their puppy’s training so they can have the same results we do.

STEP 4:  WELCOME HOME!
When the puppy has finished training, it’s finally time to welcome them home!

FOR UTAH OWNERS:

We hand-deliver our puppies!  We will conduct an essential session in our client’s home where we spend up to two hours going over everything their puppy knows.  We will demonstrate commands and behaviors, discuss training topics and methods, and give owners the oportunity to practice these new skills one-on-one with their puppy.

We call this the Transition Session.

Once the puppy has settled in, we schedule a follow-up sessoin.  This session is great for tweaking training to make it fit the owner’s lifestyle and home.  It also gives us a chance to address any budding behavioral issues with the puppy, train new commands as needed, and answer any questions the owner may have.

With all of our programs, we also offer life-long training support through text, call, email, and private sessions.  This way, no matter what’s going on with their puppy, our clients have the ability to reach out to us!  If we can address the issue over the phone, perfect.  If the owner needs one-on-one help, we will schedule a private session within the next few hours and get it taken care of.

FOR OUT-OF-STATE OWNERS:

We have puppies located across the States and have developed a special Transition Program especially for these owners!

A few days begore the puppy is scheduled to come home we will record and send a detailed Graduation Video to the owner starring their puppy!  In this video, we go over everything the puppy has learned during their program, walk through and demonstrate commands and behaviors, and discuss essential training topics.  This way, the owner always has something to look back on and review as they settle in with their new puppy.

If a training issue pops up, and we are too far away to help in person, we will schedule a video calls so we can see the issues in real time.  This way we can observe the behavior, understand WHY it’s happening, and give the owner a detailed training plan to take care of the issue.  If for some reason the issue is too challenging to address through video chat, we will point the owner to a trainer in their area who can help.  Depending on the issue, we will help cover the training fee so the owner can get back on track to enjoying their puppy.

When you bring home a puppy from Happy Tails Obedience Training, you are bringing home a life-long companion.

GRADUATED PUPPIES

BARK AT US!

Get in touch today!  We’re excited to start working with you!