Only positive reinforcement methods are used in Happy Hounds classes, so no prong, choke, or shock collars please! Classes fill quickly and are on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited so that you'll get individual attention. Please complete the on-line form and send the payment to ensure your spot in the class of your choice. Classes are fun and a great way to learn with your dog!

Sports/Fun Classes

Circus Tricks & More! $150.00
Prerequisite: Just Say Please (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

This 6 week class goes beyond roll over and play dead! In this class you'll learn how to teach your dog to do circus tricks that will impress your family and friends and are just plain FUN! We will start off with easy tricks (shake hands, high five, jumping through hoops, crawling on the floor, etc.) and work up to putting toys away, rolling up in a blanket and riding on skateboards - the list is endless! There will be a variety of tricks offered so it's a good class for every level of training. It's a fun class that will help you and your dog learn to work together on cool tricks that you can show off anywhere - who knows, maybe you'll end up in our new show!

No classes currently scheduled, call 281-550-7810 or send us an email for more information.

Rally Freestyle Elements - Rally FrEe! $150.00
Prerequisite: Just Say Please 2 (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

"Rally-FrEe is a unique sport combining trick behaviors of Canine Musical Freestyle with the structure and format of Rally-Obedience. It emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills while encouraging creative and novel behaviors on a Rally-Obedience style course. Rally-FrEe encourages the use of positive-reinforcement training methods that strengthen teamwork and fosters a reciprocal learning process between dog and handler." Come and join us for this fun learning experience!

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Agility FUNdamentals! $95.00
Prerequisite: Just Say Please 1 (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

This 4 week class is geared to helping you and your dog learn to run agility together with confidence, accuracy, and joy! We will be working on fast weaves while teaching your dog the correct way to enter the polls every time. We will also be working on getting fabulous stops on contact equipment and introduce your dog to turning left and right (at a distance) and going on to the next obstacle. It is a good course for newcomers, for retraining dogs who have a problem and for dogs who are already competing but may have a weakness in any element of agility skills. We will build desire and confidence and accuracy in your dog at a pace that works for him, so there will be no need to rush any one element of the process. The goal of agility should be teamwork between you and your dog and, of course, to have FUN!

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Beginner Agility Class - Learning to do the obstacles! $150.00
Prerequisite: Just Say Please 1 (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

Ever watched the dogs on TV competing in agility and thought it looked like a lot of fun? It is! This 6-week course is your chance to get started in this fun dog sport that builds teamwork between you and your dog. Teach your dog how to clear jumps, run through tunnels and go over dog walks and A-frames. Classes geared towards fun, but will also give you a strong foundation if you get hooked and decide to compete!

Start Date End Date Day and Time
09/30/2017 11/11/2017 Saturday 8:15 - 9:10 am
No classes on 10/21

Intermediate Agility Class - Sequencing! $150.00
Prerequisite: Beginner Agility or Just Say Please 2 (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

This 6-week course builds on the skills you and your dog learned in the beginner agility class. In this class you and your dog will learn to work together off leash and start sequencing obstacles. We'll also play games to work on focus and attention!

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Advanced Agility - Watch us run! $60.00
Prerequisite: Beginner and Intermediate Agility (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

Our Advanced agility class is for dogs (and owners) who have learned the basics and are ready to run! It is an on-going class that works in 4-week blocks. In this class we set up sequences that you'll see at agility trials plus full courses. The class alternates between standard courses and the games that are played at CPE agility events (http://www.k9cpe.com/). It is a lot of fun and a great way to work as a team with your dog whether you plan to compete or just want to have FUN!

Start Date End Date Day and Time
09/26/2017 10/17/2017 Tuesday 8 - 9 pm

Beginner Rally Obedience $150.00
Prerequisite: Just Say Please 2 (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

In this 6-week course you'll learn about a new dog sport, Rally Obedience. Rally-O uses directional signs to guide the dog and handler team through a course of about 15 different signs consisting of various turns, direction changes and other obedience moves such as sit, down and front. The team heels from sign to sign and performs the exercises indicated by each sign at each location. Rally encourages teamwork between you and your dog, so you are allowed to talk, praise and offer multiple signals to your dog. For this reason, Rally is a great way to improve your dog's attention while walking on leash. This class will cover all the AKC Rally Novice level exercises, and you'll have the opportunity to try different Rally courses using the skills you've learned. This class is primarily geared toward fun, but it will also provide plenty of preparation should you decide you want to compete, too.

Start Date End Date Day and Time
10/07/2017 11/18/2017 Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 am
No classes on 10/21

Introduction to Nose Work - Let the hunt begin! $150.00

A 6-week course that is designed to develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It's a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. This game can be played by dogs of all ages and training levels. It's great for shy and fearful dogs because it helps them gain confidence. It's also good for dogs that are reactive to other dogs because only one dog is worked at a time. Nose work is based on the skills used by bomb and drug detection dogs and allows your dog to do what he loves most - hunt!

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Intermediate Nose Work - Vehicles, Exteriors & New Places! $150.00
Prerequisite: Introduction to Nose Work (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

This 6-week course builds on the hunting foundation developed in the Introduction to Nose Work class. In this class your dog will be introduced to new search challenges which include vehicles and exterior searches. Higher level of environmental distractions are introduced with vehicle and exterior searches, keeping the challenge of the hunt always exciting for you and your dog. We will also introduce more difficult interior hides and new locations. Boxes may or may not be used and your dog will learn to search the entire environment even if boxes aren't present. We will continue to reward with food at this level so that the dog still gets self rewarded along with being rewarded by you for finding the hide. This class will help you continue to develop your handler skills in leash management, understand your dog’s ‘hunting’ style and the effect of the ever changing environment on a search.

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Introduction to Treibball - Herding for our urban dogs! $150.00
Prerequisite: Just Say Please 2 (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

This 6-week class introduces the basic skills needed for Treibball. Treibball (pronounced Try-ball) is a new dog sport that started in Germany a few years ago. It's a great way to work on off leash obedience and distance work using herding cues, but the dogs are herding exercise balls instead of sheep! Just the thing for our urban dogs :). Since it's so new there are not any competitions in Texas yet (I'm the first one in our area to offer Treibball classes!!), but in the meantime it's a great way to exercise your dog and work on impulse control at the same time. Herding dogs do seem to catch on quickly, but it's a great game for any dog who enjoys toys and working! Please visit the American Treibball Association website for more details about the game: http://www.americantreibballassociation.org/

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Summer Camp! Fun for you and your dog! $150.00
Prerequisite: Just Say Please 1 (if not currently a Happy Hounds student, requires instructor approval)

Are you looking for some FUN things to do with your dog this summer while improving focus, attention and manners? If so, please check out our Summer Camp! We have offered this class the past few summers and it's been a huge success. Summertime can be pretty hectic with vacations and everything else going on so this class offers a different format. It is a six week class that meets once a week, BUT it is spread out over eight weeks - YOU can choose any six classes to attend! Each week we will work on good behavior (walking nicely on leash, self control, etc.) and we'll introduce some of the sports and other classes that are taught here - including cool things like "helping paws" tricks to get those puppies working for you (picking objects up and giving them to you, etc.). We will also work outside and learn some of the agility obstacles along with practicing good behavior outside on walks. In addition, you will learn some Rally and Rally FrEe signs (find out more about Rally FrEe at: http://www.rallyfree.com/), and have one session where we introduce Nose Work to the dogs. Nose Work is a new dog sport that is catching on all over the country! Find out more about this fun sport at: http://www.k9nosework.com/home.html . Summer Camp is a lot of fun and a great chance to try some different dog sports and keep your dog's mind active :).

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18085 W Little York Road | Katy, TX 77449

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