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A well trained pet is a joy to own. And a dog that is trained properly is generally a happier pet. Our goal is to improve the communication between you and your dog which will enhance your relationship.

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Training - Settle On Your Bed

Happy Hound Dog Training

I was recently working with a client who wanted to train their dog to not beg at the dinner table so we trained their dog to settle on a bed while having dinner uninterrupted.

Training a dog to settle on their bed is lots of fun to teach them.

  1. In the beginning you need to get them interested in the area that their bed is. So wiggle a tasty treat in front of their nose and lure them to their bed where you would like them to settle down on; and say, “On your bed” as they enter onto their bed. Also point in the direction of their bed to help them understand through your body language on where you want them to go. (Dogs understand body language better than verbal commands)

  2. Then add in some Sits & Downs on their bed with a few tasty treats.

  3. Now throw a treat away from their bed to get them off and try “On your bed” again with luring them back to their bed with some treats.

  4. Tell them to Stay with a hand signal stop sign and move swiftly back a few steps then return to reward the Stay command.

  5. Continue to increase the distance and time of the Stay command until you can sit at the kitchen table with them quietly chewing on a great bone while they are On their bed.

  6. Once you have mastered training “On your bed” then you can start to have them give this same behavior when guests arrive, staying back away from the front door & door darting!

If you have any questions at all on these training tips then please send me an email at or give me a call 613-253-5535 and I will walk you through the process to help with your success.

Upcoming Events -Ottawa Pet Expo!

Ottawa Pet Expo

Come visit us at the Ottawa Pet Expo!

Sat. Nov 8 & Sun. Nov. 9th
EY Centre (near the airport)

4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, ON
Parking is available on site for $7.

Show Dates:
Saturday, November 8 2014 
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2014 
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Marcia Scott of Happy Hound will be presenting 7 Steps to a Perfect Doggie at the Ottawa Pet Expo.

Presentation Times:
Sat. Nov 8 & Sun. Nov 9
Saturday 12:30 - 1:15 & 2:45 - 3:30
Sunday 1:30 - 2:15

Tickets: click here

Come visit our 3 new puppies that have entered into the Happy Hound Perfect Puppy training program at the Ottawa Pet Expo.

We are having a Name the Puppy contest! Come & name these 3 new puppies. Sneak preview!

happy hound puppy

happy hound puppy

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Happy Hound Perfect Puppy training program which runs about 5 weeks in length.  Once they have graduated then these 3 puppies would be available for a new home completely trained!

Video Series - Puppy Essentials

puppy training essentialsThe Video Series Puppy Essentials teaches you how to stop unwanted puppy behaviours. The video demonstrations will include what to do with Puppy Biting, teach them to Know their Name, condition the puppy to Yes, how to handle the Housetraining, condition them to Off to prevent jumping on people & furniture, discuss Chewing along with revealing my favourite product recommendations.

Please check out our training videos here.

Puppy Essentials Workshop - Coming Soon!

The Puppy Essentials workshop is a continuous workshop will be offered every Saturday at 10 am.

The Puppy Essentials is designed for puppies 8 to 16 weeks. This workshop is designed to give you and your puppy a solid foundation to help them grow into the best dog they can be. Starting your puppy at 8 weeks of age is crucial, as this is when it is THE BEST time for them to be socialized to everything they will encounter for their entire lifetime.

Our workshop sessions will cover puppy socialization, puppy manners and puppy behaviours, along with some helpful information on ‘rearing’ your puppy such as: how to house train, crate train, enjoy the groomers and veterinarians, prevent separation anxiety and much more.

Some topics covered in our workshops will include, but not limited to:

• Puppy play and interaction
• Meeting people & other puppies
• Meeting people with various objects and articles
• Training with different people, and perhaps different areas

• Learn the basic commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Off, Come)
• Respond to their name
• Loose leash walking
• Greeting people politely
• Follow me around the house
• Give

• Digging
• Off the snacks on the table
• Off the furniture
• Biting and chewing
• ‘Back’ to prevent door darting

Jump in anytime for Puppies between 8 – 16 weeks old!

Choose 2 sessions for $60
Or 4 sessions for $115
Or 8 sessions for $225

The Happy Hound private dog park is located at 2150 Dwyer Hill Road.
There are 110 acres of land with trails for you to come and see! We have a variety of 1.15 hr workshops. Bring some friends and enjoy some time together with your new puppies.

Please contact us by email or 613-253-5535.

Dog Facts & A Free Evaluation!

Dog Facts:

Separation Anxiety Prevention

Always ignore your doggie when you arrive home for 5 minutes to encourage a confident dog who is fine to be on their own.


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