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Training Solutions for Your Dogs Unwanted Behavior

The Happier Dog utilizes an aversive free, science based methodology. We offer training and behavior modification in a fun and motivating environment. “Special leadership”, dominance theories, nor magical potions are needed – just science and skill. We use methods founded in science and proven in practice to motivate the pet.

At The Happier Dog, training and communications are based on respect for both the human and animal. Fear and discomfort will not teach a dog new skills, but it can impart distrust and aggression. These methods should never be utilized in training. We use force free methods that everyone can feel good about. We operate on what science supports. Behavior modification and learning is the most effective when it occurs in a fun and enjoyable environment for all participants. We are committed to supporting you throughout the process, from start to finish, so that you achieve the results you want.

Contact us today to discuss your training needs.

Services Offered

General Modification Support
Manners, food, toy and location guarding, husbandry, aggression, fear, phobias.

Separation Anxiety

Dealing with your dog's separation anxiety can be heartbreaking and exhausting. We will guide you through our separation anxiety training in a simple, step by step process to help you and your dog have a happier life. Call 321.414.2288 or email today.


Are you more of a do it yourselfer? Great, we will work together and you will be guided through the training process with plenty of support. Call 321.414.2288 or email today.

Happier Vet Visits

Veterinary care experiences filled with fear, anxiety and stress can have lasting effects that negatively impacts the emotional health and behavior of your dog. We can help your dog learn to feel comfortable during routine procedures. Call 321.414.2288 or email today.

Potty Training Rehabilitation


Tired of cleaning up pee and poop in your home? We understand how frustrating it is to have an untrained dog. Our step by step program will guide you thorough the simple process to a house-trained dog. Call 321.414.2288 or email today.

Puppy Socialization

Puppyhood is critical to shaping your dog’s behavior as an adult. A dedicated effort early on may be the single best investment in a dog. We will work with you to provide them with safe learning experiences, teach them basic manners and to keep their teeth to themselves. Call 321.414.2288 or email today.

Let's Talk Enrichment

Do you have a happy dog you would like to make even happier? We can help with that. You will learn a variety of games to play and enrichment activities with your dog. Call 321.414.2288 or email today.


Kathleen has successfully completed The Academy for Dog Trainers internationally acclaimed program. Graduates of this program are considered leaders in the field of behavior modification, and have a well-earned reputation as being comprehensively trained for the job of pet dog training, able to achieve outcomes humanely and efficiency. She is also a Fear Free Certified Trainer. Kathleen has been a foster Mom working with dog rescue for over a decade. She has had many dogs come through her doors with a variety of behavioral challenges. She believes in positive reinforcement for the dog and the humans. She will partner with and support you throughout the process.

Consumer Protection Warning:

Dog training is an unregulated industry. There are no minimum educational requirements. The American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior has published the following position statements to guide dog owners in choosing a trainer:


Working with us may result in the following side effects.

Happier dogs

More time enjoying the company of your furry friend

Increased smiles, kisses, and wet noses

Call Us: (321) 414-2288

  • B.A. of Psychology
  • CTC Certified Trainer
  • Fear Free Certified Trainer
  • Separation Anxiety PRO
  • 20+ years in the Pet Industry including Pet Rescue work
  • Serving Florida's Brevard County. Remote services also available
  • References available upon request