Dog Training Services in Wauwatosa

Experts far and wide know that canine companions thrive under instruction. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or patience to train their dogs. That is where Happy Paws Grooming & Daycare comes in.

When the dog owners or Wauwatosa want top-tier dog training services, they come to us. We turn even the unruliest dogs into obedient companions—and we do it through compassion, patience, and firm instruction.

When the time comes to enlist the expertise of a celebrated dog trainer, we hope you think of us. Call (414) 573-2701 to schedule a consultation for yourself and your dog.

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Introduce Your Dog to a Trainer

Does your dog jump at every person who walks into your home? Do you wish your dog responded to your commands with greater frequency? If so, canine obedience classes might be the solution for you. In our private training sessions, we can identify your dog’s more troublesome characteristics and modify their behavior. Before long, you will have the most well-behaved dog on the block.

Address Canine Troubles

Some dogs bark at the mailman every day, while others never stop begging for food from their owner’s plates. At the end of the day, no two dogs are identical, but virtually every untrained dog could benefit from the expertise of trainers like us. Together, we can work on correcting behaviors related to:

  • Excessive chewing
  • Canine aggression
  • Disobedience
  • And more

Most dogs are good-natured, believe it or not. Being pack animals by nature, dogs of all breeds thrive off instruction and leadership. Unfortunately, some dogs have not received adequate training. There are also those dog owners that do not know to promote good canine behavior. Here, we can show dog owners and dogs the way.

If you’re looking for dog training services in Wauwatosa, look no further than Happy Paws Grooming & Daycare. We offer a complete range of dog training courses to help you improve control, modify behavior, and build a loving bond with your beloved companion. Using balanced training techniques, we ensure timely, reliable results for you and your pet.

Discover what we can do for you. Call us at (414) 573-2701 to book a consultation.

Dog Training That Works

Have you been trying to get your dog to sit when you say sit? Does your dog run away when you tell them to come to you? You are not alone. Day after day, we work with families and individuals whose canine companions like to bend the rules whenever possible.

Rest assured, even the most rebellious canines are no match for us. Relying on a variety of positive approaches, we can develop a training regimen that works for you and your dog. We will teach you how to lead, and we will teach the dog how to follow.

Tried it all to no avail? Happy Paws Grooming & Daycare has you covered. Our approach to dog training is based on years of experience and countless success stories. We train everything from service dogs to disobedient pups, and we have the right tools and techniques to help any dog know the difference between right and wrong.

Affordable Dog Training Services

If your dog needs some behavioral assistance, the last thing you want to worry about is having to drain your savings to pay for it. At Happy Paws Grooming & Daycare, we offer services that are both cost-effective and lasting.

Our trainers and staff love dogs and will be happy to train your pet. We provide effective training for your dog’s entire life. Whether you are looking to improve your dog’s obedience or socialization, we work our hardest to ensure that our services are a one-time investment.

Our rates are extremely competitive, and we believe there is no other service in the area that provides our level of training at our price points.

AKC Approved Strategies

The American Kennel Club is renowned for its research-based behavior modification techniques. Rather than relying on the disciplinary methods of the past, AKC takes an always-affirmative approach to dog training. Positive training yields positive results, after all. Our method—known as balance training—comes with the approval of the American Kennel Club.

Using AKC-approved behavior-modification strategies, we instill good habits in dogs through consistent, structured training sessions. Our approach is trusted, tested, and proven effective, helping dogs of all breeds and temperaments live happy and fulfilling lives.

We can help you:

  • Improve obedience
  • Reduce aggression
  • Improve socialization with humans and other animals
  • Communicate effectively
  • …and more

Improve Your Dog’s Obedience

Dogs of all ages and breeds can have difficulty adapting to commands and being obedient. Our classes work to improve your pet’s obedience through specific training exercises which center around positive reinforcement.

Boosting your dog’s confidence and sense of security can help bring out positive behaviors and increase the bond between you and your animal. Rewarding your dog for good, obedient behavior is an effective technique we will instill during our classes.  

Reduce Aggression

Aggression in dogs can usually be identified through displays of body language and threat-repelling behaviors. These can include growling, aggressive staring, biting, and many others. Like humans, dogs also have complex psychology and can be prone to over half a dozen types of aggression. Some common forms of aggression seen in domesticated dogs include territorial and fear aggression.

When your dog is aggressive, it can put a strain on you and completely alter the relationship your dog has with other people and animals in your life. Our strategies are tried and true and can help reduce aggression in your animal.

Improve Socialization With Humans and Other Animals

When you get a new puppy or adopt a dog, the last thing you want is for it to have a hard time adjusting to being around other people and animals. This can be especially problematic if your new dog is not the only pet in your household. Our classes can boost the sociability of your animal, and our trainers will provide you with valuable information to ensure your dog can successfully build new relationships. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your furry companion’s socialization issues and what you can do to help them feel at ease before our training session.

Communicate Effectively

Our trainer’s use of AKC-approved behavioral strategies also helps your dog communicate more effectively. Part of our training philosophy is recognizing that dogs are highly intelligent and receptive to their environments and owners. Therefore, we prioritize enhancing the communication between you and your pet, which will help your overall relationship. When you enlist our services, you are not just hiring a trainer to improve your dog's behavior. You are also hiring a service that will permanently strengthen your relationship with your animal.  

Our Dog Training Philosophy

Here at Happy Paws Grooming & Daycare, we believe that consistency, structure, and positive reinforcement are the keys to successful dog training. Dogs are good-natured and loyal. Our aim is to harness these qualities for the benefit of dogs and their human companions.

To train dogs, we use an approach called balanced training. It’s renowned for its effectiveness, helping reinforce good habits while rooting out the bad.

Balanced training puts equal emphasis on rewarding good behavior and establishing consequences for bad behavior. Through various communication techniques—including treats, prong collars, and more—it helps dogs learn the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. It’s a disciplined approach, but it’s also a loving one, helping all dogs live happy and confident lives.

When training a dog, we use a gentle hand to teach dogs to respect rather than fear humans. Our approach uses positive punishment to communicate clear boundaries, creating a loving relationship between dog and owner.

In addition, we believe that training requires much more than simply spending a few weeks working through a targeted issue or teaching obedience. Training is an ongoing commitment that should be consistent and done so with conviction.

Based on our philosophy that ongoing training is necessary, our goal is to set our customers and their furry friends up for long-term success. We do this by providing them with the tools and knowledge that can - and should be - applied daily.

Dogs are brilliant animals, and they learn from every experience they encounter. As such, they can unlearn everything they've been taught if their owner is inconsistent with training. Therefore, with every client we work with, we instill our philosophy by providing them homework and resources to help them once our service has concluded.

Ask Our Trainers Anything

You probably have a lot of questions about our methods and your dog’s core issues. We want to hear these questions. Our trainers go through rigorous training and regular professional development and are also passionate about dogs and working with animals. No concern is unreasonable, and there is no such thing as a silly question. Please feel free to ask whatever questions come to mind during the training sessions. We will make sure to address all of your concerns.

Your K9 Training Specialist

Happy Paws Grooming & Daycare offers a complete range of dog training courses informed by years of experience and up-to-date credentials. Having trained countless dogs with various needs, we’re confident we have a course suitable for just about any dog. Whether you have a young pup who needs help getting started or an old dog who needs to learn new tricks, you can take advantage of our professional dog training courses.

Dog training courses include:

  • Beginner Obedience Training
  • Intermediate Obedience Training
  • Advanced Obedience Training
  • Behavior Modification
  • Board-and-Train (2+ Weeks)

We also offer a range of tests and certifications, including:

  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
  • CGC Canine Good Citizen
  • CGCU Canine Good Citizen Urban
  • CGCA Canine Good Citizen Advanced

Learn more about our prices and course options for private dog training.

Our Approach to Dog Training

Our approach to training is simple yet immensely valuable. With every client that walks through our doors, we share our knowledge to empower them with the confidence to foster an effective and respectful relationship with their dog. We believe this is the best approach to promoting a safe and healthy relationship.

During our training class, we will have one-on-one sessions between the instructor and the dog, and we prefer to have the owner present at all sessions. Including the owner in the training process is beneficial for two particular reasons:

1) Having the owner in the dog's presence makes the dog much more relaxed, helping them trust our trainers and our commands.

2) We use this opportunity to demonstrate how the training should be done so the owner can apply the teachings in their home setting.

We believe that training should be a fun learning experience for everyone involved. All it takes is consistent time and patience, and any dog can learn to obey their owner's commands.

Give your dog the training it deserves with the help of our trainers. Call now to learn more.

What Sets Us Apart

Being ranked as one of the best dog training services in Wauwatosa is an accomplishment that we're very proud of. But reaching this milestone was no walk in the dog park. In fact, becoming the best in the industry requires a trainer to know that all dogs are different, and training should always be customized.

Every dog that enters our facility is approached based on its personality and current level of training. We start with a clean slate and create a customized training plan that caters to each specific dog. In addition, we take the time to build a relationship with each dog to help foster trust. Lastly, since we believe that dog training is a lifelong commitment, we set their owners up with valuable resources and tools to continue applying our teaching techniques at home.

As dog trainers, we're invested in the well-being of every dog we work with, and we care deeply about their success even after they leave our facility. As such, we work diligently to set them up for the greatest amount of long-term success.

When dog owners choose our services, they're choosing to invest in their dogs for life.

Wauwatosa’s Leading Local Dog Trainer

Get in Touch Today

When you need a dog trainer, we’re the team to choose. We’ve helped dogs of all breeds and temperaments become happier, healthier, and more loving companions. Our clients can attest to the effectiveness of our methods, as well as the quality of our services. Join them—and witness the difference our services can make.

Contact us today to book a training course or a consultation.