At HappyTails we believe that positive, reward-based training techniques are vital for the development of a loving, trusting bond with your pup that will last a lifetime! Whether you are a new dog owner or a trainer yourself, our courses will help you gain a better understanding of how your dog perceives our world and how best to communicate with your pup. What's more, you will acquire solid training techniques that are FUN, EFFECTIVE, AND EASY TO INCORPORATE into your daily lives. Our Chief Canine Training Officer, Alison Schaefer, has trained thousands of humans and their dogs throughout the USA over the last decade, and earned the respect and admiration of her customers and colleagues alike! Ultimately, our cherished goal is set you and your pup up for SUCCESS and a lifetime filled with very HappyTails! Let's begin your wagtastic training adventure right now! Happy Training!
Alison Schaefer, Certified Dog Trainer
Alison Schaefer, CPDT-KA, ABCDT is a professional dog trainer certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and Animal Behavior College (ABC). She graduated with a BA in Integrative Biology from The State University of New York College at Buffalo and served as a Dog Trainer Mentor for Animal Behavior College. Alison is an AKC Canine Good Citizen & Trick Dog Evaluator and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Alison offers in-person dog training through her business Progress 4 Paws. Specializing in connecting dogs and people and creating a positive and lasting relationship, by utilizing the most effective science and reward-based training solutions.