Dog Training Made Easy in Springfield, MO

Your dog can get more than just fun out of their dog daycare here at Happy Tails. We also offer one-on-one dog training services in Springfield, MO for puppies and adult canines!

Being able to understand and respond to basic commands is essential to your dog’s confidence and the bond they share with your family. We’re also happy to help your dog learn a few important things during their time here, so you know they’ll be getting the enrichment they need to engage positively with their environment.

Does your dog need training? Reach out to get started.

Choose From 3 Dog Training Packages

Dogs enrolled in one of our training packages will have 20 to 30-minute one-on-one sessions with the trainer every Monday and Wednesday morning. Spaces are limited, so be sure to call us right away and reserve your dog’s training session in advance.

#1: The Basics

Between play sessions, your puppy will get to spend time with our trainer going over basic behaviors and manners including:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Recall/come
  • Stay
  • Walking politely on a loose leash

#2: Real World Skills

Dogs need real world skills to put them more at ease in public settings. Our dog trainer will work with your pet to help them navigate daily life and engage with the public (including other animals) in a healthy way. Some of the real-world skills your pet will learn include:

  • Waiting at doors
  • Leave it (with distractions)
  • Crossing the street under control
  • Waiting calmly at the vet’s office
  • ...and more

#3: Boot Camp

This package combines the training of packages 1 and 2. This means that your dog will revisit the basics and work on developing the necessary real world skills. Package 3 incorporates twice the training to truly put your pet’s skills to the test.

If you would like additional training for your dog, wish to set up a private lesson, or would like to schedule an AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, please call or text Whitney Williford at 417-680-6531.

Vaccine Requirements for Dog Training in Springfield

For the health of your dog and all the others that will be joining us for daycare and/or training, we require being up-to-date with the following vaccines:

  • Rabies vaccine
  • Distemper-parvo/distemper-parvo with lepto vaccine (DHPP/DHLPP)
  • Bordetella

Please contact us as soon as possible if your pet is due for their vaccinations.


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