Dog Training through Positive Interaction and Consistency
Serving Land O Lakes, Lutz, Odessa, Wesley Chapel, Carrollwood and Tampa.
Happy Urban Dog training is now offering services to expecting families and those with toddlers. Elaine Rinicker is a licensed presenter with both of the programs offered below
- Dogs & Storks
® : for helping expecting families with dogs get ready for life with baby
- Dogs & Baby Connection
® : helping families with dogs and toddler-age children create safety and harmony at home
NEW CLASSES :
AKC Canine Good Citizen:
Thursday December 5 for 4 weeks from 6:30-7:30PM: at Nature Center, Wilderness Lakes Preserve, Land O Lakes. $85 (+$10 for CGC test) per dog and handler. Call or email for for more details. Is your dog a Canine Good Citizen?
Next Good Manners Class:
Suitable for dogs of all ages and breeds
Good Manners class will start Thursday December 5 for 4 weeks from 7:30-8:30PM: at Nature Center, Wilderness Lakes Preserve, Land O Lakes: $125 per handler and dog Call or email for more details.
AKC Community Canine will start January 12 for 4 weeks from 11:00AM to Noon at Groovy Cats and Dogs, Linebaugh, Tampa. $99 per dog and handler: Note dogs must already be Canine Good Citizens’ to be eligible for this class and testing.
Coming in 2014: Introduction to Dog Agility in Carrollwood Dog Park, Tampa
What others are saying:
From Grace’s breeder to her owner!
‘Love this photo. I can see that her trainer bases her training on positive reinforcement. I really respect your trainer and am so proud of your and Grace’s accomplishments. Please tell her I said thank you’
I am sending you my testimonial for your wonderful work with Ruby. Thank you so much for all of your knowledge and helpfulness! I began working with Elaine to control my dog’s (Ruby) aggression around unknown dogs. Immediately upon meeting Elaine, she made me feel at ease and addressed my concerns with compassion. Elaine suggested a particular leash/harness after listening to Ruby’s issues of aggression and her pulling while walking. I purchased the harness and Ruby instantly improved. Elaine used positive reinforcement techniques to help me shape Ruby’s behavior. Encouraging the traits that I wanted to see and replacing the undesirable behaviors with new ones. I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone facing dog challenges. She has a wonderful personality and this is conveyed through her training methods and enthusiasm. Before working with Elaine, I often thought that my dog was problematic. Now, I look at Ruby in a new light. She’s a great dog who is a work in progress, just like me. For that, I am eternally grateful. AC – Land O Lakes, FL
“Buster placed 9th in open division jumping 14.8 at the Splash Dogs Competition and one week later placed 1st in senior division at the Tampa Pet Expo Ultimate Air Dogs jumping 17.3… and he is a Canine Good Citizen. Buster brings much laughter and joy to our family and all of the people he touches.. Thank you Elaine & Happy Urban Dog for getting us to this point your training and support over the past 8 months has brought us to this point”. SG- Tampa, FL
Our positive training philosophy deters future unwanted behavior problems and creates happy well-balanced dogs.
Happy Urban Dog focuses on positive training methods, no force or coercive methods are used. Positive training uses rewards (food, toys, praise) to strengthen good behavior.
Whether you have a dog or puppy that’s driving you crazy or you just want to improve their manners, positive dog training can bring out the best in your companion and make your life and your dog’s life more enjoyable and rewarding.
Resigning to the cliche of “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” just traps you into thinking that things cannot get better. It has been proven time and time again that regardless of the age of the pet, a positive approach to training can usually result in rewarding outcomes. Happy Urban Dog will work with you and your dog using simple and rewarding positive training techniques to bring about the goals that you are hoping for.
Call us today to discuss how we can help you achieve the improvements that you would like to see!
We provide positive dog training in Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties including Land O Lakes, Lutz, Odessa, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Tampa and Carrollwood.