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Training

At Just Happy Hounds, offers daycare with training, K9 CGC, Urban CGC and Puppy S.T.A.R program. We also specialize in behavioral issues.

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Just Happy Hounds has a comprehensive dog training program that includes the basic fundamentals to advanced.  No matter what your dog behavior concerns are, we can work with you and your dog to train or correct bad habits.  Our Individual Dog Training Sessions are designed for those who want one-on-one individual training for their dog.

Reservations for your free temperament test and training consult suggested.  Call or email us today.

Call 205.777.3699 or to contact our experienced dog trainer directly:
Sarah or Katelyn at kalbert@justhappyhounds.com

Individual Training
One of the most rewarding jobs that LaDale enjoys is individual dog training at Just Happy Hounds. Here are a few of our recent pups and their owners that received individual dog training.

Let your dog spend some one-on-one time with Ladele, our dedicated dog trainer.  Often called the "dog whisperer," if your dog can learn it, Ladele can teach them.
Sorry ... we can not teach them to clean house or do the dishes – or drive car pool.

Advanced Training
Our Advanced Individual Dog Training Session at Just Happy Hounds allows the owner to drop off their pet for one day of accelerated individual dog training

Our Advanced Individual Dog Training Session allows the owner to drop off their pet for one day of accelerated individual dog training with the dog trainer.  During the session, we will focus on basic obedience (on leash), heel, sit, down, stay, come and owner-specific needs.  A respect transference session is conducted when you pick up your dog.

Strength Training
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Strengthening sessions give your dog a paw up on overall training.  In these sessions, we discuss maximizing the results from any training routine.  Strength training is highly recommended for all dogs attending Puppy Preschool and Fundamental Dog Obedience Training classes.  Each session runs 30-45 minutes and must be scheduled.

Training Education
Puppy Training Classes continue at Just Happy Hounds dog daycare and boarding center in Birmingham. The puppies are already learning simple commands and we

Ongoing Dog Training Education Classes are designed for clients experiencing persistent problems – old or new – with dogs 8 months or older who have completed any basic level training course.  We concentrate on reliable attention from pet to owner and employ play training technique during these sessions.  You and your pet attend one designated  education class per week for up to 12 months.

Resort & Boarding Dog Training Programs

Resort & Boarding Dog Training Programs are available at Just Happy Hounds which include 6 dog training sessions per day, boarding and doggie daycare along with a bath at the end of your stay.

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Resort Training I focuses on the following commands:  sit, down, stand, come, here, leave-it, off, wait, hey (attention) and stay.  This program also addresses basic canine/owner respect, trust and love issues and includes four 30-minute strengthening sessions as well as six training session per day.  After completing this program, your dog will be in the teaching phase of his or her dog training education.  Each dog/owner will have enjoy a 30-45 minute respect transference session at the conclusion of the boarding period, by appointment  Enrollment covers all training, boarding, day care and bath in time for graduation.

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Resort Training II is a two-week program focusing on many of the same commands as our level I program.  .  This program also includes attention to owner/dog respect and includes all strengthening and daily training sessions.  Level II training is more in depth and can lend itself to a stronger foundation of skills upon which the owner can build.  Level II training can be effective for more challenging training situations due to variations in age or temperament.  Each dog/owner will have enjoy a 30-45 minute respect transference session at the conclusion of the boarding period, by appointment  Enrollment covers all training, boarding, day care and bath in time for graduation.

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A three-week boarding program, Detailed Resort Training I focuses on reliable behaviors like sit, down, stand, wait, hey (attention), walking on a loose leash, leave it, take-it, heel and come in addition to long distance recall, sit and down on a recall and moving commands.  We allbasic canine/owner respect, trust and love issues as well as owner specific needs.  Introduction to concrete commands (stay becomes obsolete).  Strengthening sessions, six daily training sessions, boarding, day care and bath are included with enrollment along with a respect transference session, by appointment.

 

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Detailed Resort Training II focuses on the same reliable behaviors as the Detailed I training program but spans four weeks and more comprehensive.  Like other longer training sessions, this particular program can be most useful for dogs where age or temperament present unique challenges.  Strengthening sessions, six daily training sessions, boarding, day care and bath are included with enrollment along with a respect transference session, by appointment.  This program is our most advanced available.

 

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Respect Transference Sessions are a necessary part of any Resort & Boarding Dog Training Program.  After being a part of your dog's life every day - training, feeding, laying and socializing with him or her for at least seven days, your dog will definitely become attached to his or her trainer.  During these 45-minute sessions, we will show you how to transfer respect from "pet to trainer" to "pet to pet parent(s)".

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During dog training workshops, discussions include such topics as preparing for a new baby, kids and pets, reliable recall, integrating new pets into the home, pet first aid and more.  Topics are constantly involving cover a wide range of subjects from seminar to seminar.  These interactive sessions encourage participants to ask questions and explore topics of interest to all. Training seminars are just a small part of training offered at Just Happy Hounds.  Our experienced dog trainers can help you determine the right starting program for your dog.

Just Happy Hounds Dog Training Reviews and Testimonials:

Working with Ladale is such a pleasure.  I foster rescue dogs; therefore, I have had many different dogs that Ladale has come in contact with and every one of them he was able to help.  Ladale really knows how to communicate with dogs and the dog parents, as well.  Ladale has made myself and my family better dog owners by teaching us the reason behind the dogs behavior.  In addition to learning the reason behind the behavior, Ladale has taught us many techniques to help us get the desired behaviors from our dogs.  Would recommend Ladale to anyone that wants to be a better dog parent and have a dog that Trust, Respects and Loves you forever!  Tonya

 

Ladale Kennedy is the best dog trainer we've ever worked with!  Ladale has helped us train over 10 dogs in the past 2 1/2 years.  Ladale uses his wealth of knowledge to get to the root of the behavioral issue that we are experiencing and provides us with effective methods to get the results we want.  He is patient and willing to share his knowledge with us so that we can see great results with our dogs.  With Ladale, we have been able to successfully train a dog for service and have helped numerous foster dogs get re-homed.  We've recommended him to all our friends and work associates - you won't find a better trainer!  Amy and Brad

 

Ladale Kennedy has been an answer to my prayers.  I purchased my golden doodle, Daphne, in hopes she would have the temperament to be a therapy dog.  The question now was who do I get to train her?  I heard about Ladale from my veterinarian and signed up for classes with great expectation.  This was the person to teach me how to train, handle and love my dog.  Ladale taught me how to communicate with her.  he taught me to watch her actions, read her language as a dog.  I was taught to train my dog with gentleness (not harshness), patients, repetition and lots and lots of praise.  Thanks to Ladale, success was ours.  Daphne and I are now a therapy team with Hand In Paw.  Daphne is my best friend and a treasured companion.  It is sheer joy to have a dog that can go anywhere with me and be well behaved.  I will be eternally grateful to Ladale Kennedy.  He is the best!

Ladale is a proud member of IACP - International Association of Canine Professionals.