HAPPY TRAILS DOG SERVICES

Providing high quality, reward based, dog training in Montana.

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SERVICES OFFERED

Golden Retriever

ONE ON ONE TRAINING

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.

Husky

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.

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GUNDOG TRAINING

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

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

 

TRAINING OPTIONS AND PRICING

As a certified dog trainer, I offer professional training programs designed to help you reach and maintain your goals. I work with each client to design a plan for your dog. In an initial consultation, we discuss what best fits your dog, your ambitions and your lifestyle. My specialties are gundog breeds.

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ONE ON ONE TRAINING / PRIVATE

$50 for first 1 hour consultation, then $75 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 $50 for the first consultation and $75 per hour for training sessions.

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ABOUT ME

I've called Montana home for 30 years and have been training dogs for 40.  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, reward based training methods.  

I believe working one on one, directly with you, is essential to your dog's learning the behaviors you want and maintaining that progress. There are few things more gratifying than truly communicating with your dog. It becomes a life changing process for all.  

 

TRAINING CAMP
$150 PER DAY ($125 FOR FOUR OR MORE DAYS) INCLUDES LODGING, TRAINING, EXERCISE, EQUIPMENT, CHECK-INS AND FOLLOW UP SUPPORT
(CAMP IS SCHEDULED ON A VERY LIMITED BASIS.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 
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"Dogs do what works!"

a dog trainers mantra

 

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