Here at Happy Pup Manor your pet is cared for by our loving team of experts.
Gabby graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and concentration on Companion Animals. She lives in Long Grove, Illinois with her husband and three dogs — Herschel, AXP AJP (Shepadoodle), Phillip, MX MXJ, (Goldendoodle) and Aurora (Miniature Poodle).
Gabby is a lifetime animal lover who channeled her passion for animals into dog training. Described as "The Doodle Whisperer", Gabby focuses on training doodle puppies and adults. Her clients live with families across the United States from New York to California.
Gabby loves creating that special relationship between dog and owner through training. She believes having a well-trained pup creates a strong bond both inside and outside of the home, creating a fuller, happier life for both owners and dogs.
Gabby has been working with dogs for the past 9 years, with 7 years of experience competing in Agility and Nosework. Gabby is currently an instructor for Obedience and Nosework classes and holds several Masters titles in AKC Agility and NACSW Nosework.
Herschel, AXP AJP (Shepadoodle – Hilltop Pups; Jasper, Indiana) Herschel is a playful pup who loves to take care of the guests at the manor. He has always been an expert ball dog, and loves to jump with all four paws off the ground to make a big catch.
Phillip, MX MXJ, NW1 (Goldendoodle – Hilltop Pups; Jasper, Indiana) You can always find Phillip napping in the sun or sniffing around the yard for a bunny or squirrel to chase. He lives to eat fruits and veggies whenever they are available – best of all when they are fresh from his personal fenced garden!
Aurora (Miniature Poodle – Serendipity Miniature Apricot Poodles; Yelm, Washington) Aurora is a fearless puppy and upcoming agility champion. She is always up for puppy playtime with every guest, big or small! The little princess smiles so hard that her lips will sometimes get stuck on her teeth!
Brian graduated with a double major from Yale University and with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and works as a Management Consultant for ZS Associates in Chicago.
Brian is Gabby’s husband and loves to put the play in puppy play time. He grew up with rabbits and couldn’t wait to get his first dog as an adult. He absolutely loves playing with big dogs out in the yard, snuggling with them in the house, and giving treats to Good Pups. Brian is always found in the yard with a Chuck-it in one hand and treats in the other. He loves the way all the dogs smile when they are so happy!
Katrina is the General Manager for Happy Pup Manor. She is always busy somewhere, whether it’s playing with dogs in the yard or picking them up for training. Katrina is always having long funny, loving conversations with the pups throughout the day. “Why are you looking at me that way? It’s because we’re beautiful, isn’t it!”
Katrina also owns a Malti-poo mix named Buddy. She found him thin and matted wandering the street. After looking tirelessly for an owner, she decided to give Buddy a forever home with her. Buddy is always the baby at her house, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Alana is Gabby’s sister and is the manor’s second live-in dog trainer. She loves teaching puppies foundational skills that will stay with them for a lifetime through love and patience. You’ll see her photography as she documents training and fun in the yard. She likes to create fun dog phrases, like sleepy puppies being her little “sluppies.”
After a long day of puppy work and puppy kisses, Alana loves to play with make up and take glamshots with canine models.