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MELISSA'S HAPPY DOGS

Personal Dog Training

About Us

Melissa's Happy Dogs uses a balanced training method and is located in Enterprise, AL.

What is balanced training?

In the simplest form, balanced training refers to dog training or behavior modification that involves the use of both reward-based techniques and unfavorable consequences.

 

We use positive reinforcements (food, physical touch, and/or verbal rewards) to encourage the behavior we want. We also use negative reinforcements (leash corrections, e-collar corrections, and/or a firm verbal "no") to discourage the behavior we don't want.

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What makes us different?

Melissa's Happy Dogs is very family oriented. Our staff is family, your dog will feel like part of the family, and will be loved like one of our own. Dogs will spend time around situations they may encounter once they return home (visitors, lunch with family, deliveries, exposure to children, and even our cats stop in to say hi). Dogs also spend a lot of time playing with other dogs, doing group/pack activities like off-leash walks and place work.

 

Services

  • All camps are board-and-train ONLY (your dog will remain with us for the duration of camp).

  • All camp graduate owners will receive a 1.5 hour pick-up session where we go over owner education, hands-on training, and post-training guidance.

  • You will become a member of our exclusive Facebook group where you can see update videos/pictures of your dog, have access to our video library (how-to videos, educational videos, etc.), free in-person reminder classes, and be part of the Melissa's Happy Dogs community where owners share experiences and have access to trainer feedback.​

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 months or older​

  • Complete and up-to-date vaccinations (Bordatella, DHPP, Rabies)

  • Dogs must be quarantined at home for 2 weeks prior to time of training (No boarding/daycare, groomer, dog park, or vet facility visits)

  • Male dogs MUST be neutered if 8 months or older at time of training

  • Female dogs MUST NOT be in heat at time of training

  • Owners are required to watch the "Going Home" video prior to their pick-up session and have a general understanding of the tools we use

*WE DO NOT POTTY TRAIN IN ANY OF OUR AVAILABLE CAMPS*

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Foundation Camp

(2 Weeks)

$1350

This is the bedrock to a well-behaved dog. We will build a strong foundation of manners and obedience for you to take home and continue to implement.

*No Aggression/Anxiety Issues

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Complete Camp

(3 Weeks)

$2000

Our most popular training camp! Your dog will learn everything the Foundation Camp has to offer combined with our Advanced Camp curriculum in one bundled stay.

Rehabilitation Camp (3/4 Weeks)

$2500/$3000

Designed for dogs who have high anxiety, extreme fearfulness, are reactive/aggressive towards other dogs and/or people, or if they have bitten another dog or attempted to bite a person.

*available on a limited capacity

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Advanced Camp

(10 Days)

$850

Exclusively available for Foundation Camp graduates. This camp is all about public exposure and full off-leash training.

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Private Sessions

1 Hour

$250

For one-on-one, hands on training along with your dog on a specific issue and/or obedience.

Private sessions are tailored to your specific needs.

*All Ages

Phone Consultations

$65

For questions and advice, Melissa provides phone consultations to help you manage your concerns and issues at home. 

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TO START YOUR JOURNEY TO A WELL BEHAVED DOG...

Fill out our training application and we will contact you in 7-10 business days.

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