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HAPPY TRAILS DOG SERVICES

Providing high quality non-aversive dog training in Montana.

 

TRAINING OPTIONS AND PRICING

As a certified dog trainer, I provide professional training programs designed to help you reach and maintain your goals. I work with each client to design a customized plan for your dog. In an initial consultation, we can discuss which one best suits your ambitions and lifestyle.

ONE ON ONE COUNSELING

$25 for first 1 hour consultation, then $50 per hour for training sessions. This includes future prep and follow up contacts.

DAY TRAINING

Private dog training at your location during your workday. I teach your dog while you work. Then, I follow up with instructing you how to "drive" your dogs new skills. Service fees are $25 for the first consultation and $50 per hour for training sessions.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING (4 TO 6 DOGS)

$195 for 6 sessions (includes one orientation session)

 

SERVICES OFFERED

ONE ON ONE COUNSELING

You learn. Your dog learns.

With demonstration and repetition, you and your dog reach training goals and are given tools to build on them at home.

DAY TRAINING

Train while you're away. Improved behavior.

While you're at work, I train your dog in its home environment.  New behavior goals are reached through a solid plan.  You will learn how to manage and sustain improved behavior.

GROUP LESSONS

Social and efficient.

In small groups, your dog will learn basic obedience skills, good manners, a trick or two and have ample opportunity to practice with human and canine distractions. Each class will have two to six dogs and take place in five weekly one-hour sessions, in addition to one orientation session.

GUNDOG TRAINING

​We will teach handling and hunting skills to you and your dog.

I am now offering specialized positive reinforcement class lessons for Gundog hunting breeds. Using proven humane training techniques we teach the skills that make a solid partner in the blind or the field.

 

ABOUT ME

I've called Montana home for 25 years and have been training dogs for over 35.  Most every morning, I take at least one dog out our back door, into the South Hills of Helena.  As an avid runner, biker and skier, my dogs have always been "training" partners.


I am certified by an industry recognized, non-aversive dog training program, The Academy for Dog Trainers.  As a graduate of this intensive, three-year certification curriculum, we use only non-aversive training methods.  


I believe working directly with dog owners is essential to maintaining a dog's progress. There are few things more gratifying than truly communicating with your dog. It becomes a life changing process for all.  

 

TRAINING CAMP
$300 PER 6 DAY WEEK INCLUDES LODGING, TRAINING, EXERCISE, EQUIPMENT, CHECK-INS AND FOLLOW UP SUPPORT

EDUCATION

With two sessions of daily training, numerous "life education" experiences, play and rest, your dog will have a week full of lessons.  There is no better way to learn obedience skills.

EXERCISE

With our immediate access to the extensive  Prickly Pear Land Trust trail system and our private "dog park" in the backyard, your dog will enjoy plenty of exercise out in an open, stimulating, safe environment.

ENRICHMENT

Living with a dog trainer provides your dog with consistency, patience and compassion. These things will foster the best environment for the enjoyment of learning!

From puppies to seniors, Training Camp is a "residential experience" that places your dog in our home, living and learning every day. Regardless of your dog's age, experience or training history, we can help change behaviors and install skills that are most important to you. From socialization and obedience to retriever training, training camp is a gentle way to teach your dog with strong consistency.  Your dog learns first, then I teach you how to work with the dog.  


*Max. 2 dogs in the program at a time. 

 

MY MISSION

A happy, well trained, dog develops through positive reinforcement, consistency, and a healthy lifestyle.  I only use positive reinforcement during training, and teach owners how to use these holistic methods effectively at home.  


My aim is to help you identify goals and design a program that fits both your needs as well as your dog’s needs.  By guiding you through every training exercise, every success, both you and your dog will be feeling great and seeing results in no time.

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

 Jeff's positive-reinforcement style of training dogs AND owners has amazingly fast results! Our puppy, Lars, loves the weekly visits. Jeff's one-on-one style of training and flexibility in scheduling improves the quality of class time as well as makes timing easier on owners. You won't find a better dog trainer!

Bryan Bergquist

"Before meeting Jeff, our border collie had very little training and was aggressive towards new people.  Upon meeting him, we instantly felt at ease with his kind and patient personality.  Jeff's training method of positive reinforcement with rewards gave us an effective procedure and a consistent approach to train our dog.  He helped us better understand our dogs behavior, and as a result we feel like better dog owners.  We would highly recommend Jeff to anyone with any type of dog."

Peter and Delisa

Jeff has helped me train my English Springer Spaniel since McGee was six months old.  Jeff has a very friendly and positive reinforcement based approach that has worked well with my dog.  Jeff does a great job of teaching both the dog and the owner.  The rest is up to you. I highly recommend Jeff for positive reinforcement based training.

Dave Galt

 

"Dogs do what works!"

a dog trainers mantra

 

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