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Welcome to Happy Tails NWI! I'm April, a Pro Dog trainer that utilizes games to train dogs FOR the situation and not in the situation. This type of training can take some time as we will work with, not against, your dog on changing his neural pathways in order to make lasting change. 


At Happy Tails NWI, we believe in the power of play. Why settle for boring, repetitive drills when you can engage your furry friend's natural instincts and intelligence through interactive, exciting games? From puppy basics to advanced obedience, our training programs are designed to be not just educational, but downright enjoyable for both you and your canine companion.

A note from April: With years of experience under my belt, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of incorporating games into dog training. Whether it's mastering new tricks, building confidence, or strengthening the bond between human and dog, the possibilities are endless when you unleash the power of play.

Beyond just training, I'm committed to fostering a supportive community where dog lovers can come together to share tips, tricks, and tales of tails wagged. Because let's face it, the journey of dog ownership is far more rewarding when you have a pack of like-minded pals by your side.

We follow Absolute Dogs training approach. Affiliate link

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We offer personalized one-on-one training sessions that are tailored to your dog's needs. Whether you're looking to teach basic obedience or address specific behavioral issues, I can help.

3 week intervals: Meeting once a week for 30 minutes  starting at $100 (depends on needs and location)


Have a friend that also wants to train their dog? Pair up and save!

Train together in order to overcome common struggles like jumping, barking or leash pulling.

4-week course: meeting once per week for 45 minutes. $120.00 Per person


You must have completed one of my prior courses. We go to favorite locations in order to help your dog acclimate to new situations. 

3-week program:  Starting at $100.00



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Thank you for contacting Happy Tails NWI!


Kathy B., IN

“Thank you for these movies! They will really help outside of class!"

Carrie, IN

"Husband left his shoes on the floor, not on purpose, and we have had tons of success with leave it!!! Unplanned training. I told, Finn, that I was going to text you!"

Kelsey, IN

“We love playing games with Penny! It was so easy to teach her tricks!”
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