In-home training


Behavior Consultations
– 1 session, 90 minutes $180

What is the first step when I sign my dog up for Happy Tails training?

A behavior consultation is the first step when beginning a training program. It allows us to assess your dog’s individual personality as well as the relationship between the dog and the owner. We use this information to put together a customized training program for your dog.

At this session, we will complete a behavioral profile, observe your dog’s behavior and temperament, discuss origins of problem behaviors if there are any, discuss management and behavior modification, outline exercises that can help change your dog’s behavior immediately, and answer any questions you may have.

Puppy Education
– “in-home” 4-6 sessions, 1 hour each

How does a puppy grow into a happy, obedient dog? With early education.

This important program is for puppies from 6 weeks to 12 months of age. This period is the most critical time during the life of your dog! If proper training and socialization occur now, you will have a happy and obedient dog in the future. The program is tailored to your needs and will include: how to set up the proper rank structure, socialization, housebreaking, stopping unwanted behavior such as nipping, chewing and jumping up, and beginning obedience work.

Obedience Training
– “in-home”  4-6 sessions, 1 hour each

I want my dog to learn basic commands and how to interact peacefully with my family.

Basic (on-leash) and Advanced (off-leash) Cincinnati obedience training lessons are available. Your dog will learn to walk on a leash without pulling, heel, sit, stay and come on command. Problem behavior such as jumping, chewing, barking, etc. will be corrected. This program is tailored to you  and your dog’s individual needs.

Contact us for more information on Cincinnati Obedience Training

Problem Behavior Solving
– number of sessions based on problem, determined at initial consultation

My dog does a lot of things right … and some things wrong. How can I fix specific problems?

Many behavior problems are the result of poor communication between dog and owner. Debbe teaches dog owners how to decipher canine meanings and communicate effectively. She will reveal how to use your own body language to teach your dog what specific words mean. This program covers aggression, separation anxiety, fear, and shyness.

Pet Selection Service

How do I know which dog will be the best fit for my family?
This service is for people who want to choose the perfect dog for their lifestyle conducted to determine your lifestyle and needs. Debbe will then recommend the perfect breed for you and will test the dog of your choice for temperament and specific personality traits.

What our clients have to say


Steve and I would like to thank you for training Cooper on the remote collar. He is so much more well behaved and we are all on the same wave link and he knows better what we expect of him. We feel more secure and confident that he will mind us.

It is so nice to go on walks in the woods and to the lake to swim and not have to worry about a leash. He comes as soon as we call him and loves his new freedom. He also walks much better on his leash.

At home he knows to go to his “place” which is his bed when we are eating and when we are ready to quit petting him. Before the training he was very, and I mean very, demanding of our attention! He couldn’t get enough attention. Now we just tell him to lay down when we are through petting him and he does so peacefully.

He has always been a great dog and quite fun, but now he has better manners which makes it easier on all of us. Without having to have his leash on all the time our adventures, such as hiking and swimming in creeks and lakes are much more enjoyable.

Debbe, thank you again. Cooper seemed to enjoy being with you and you were professional and caring. I am sure Steve and I were more of a challenge to you than Cooper!

Steve and Gail Wood