We offer tailored training packages anda comfortable environment tohelp meet training goals.
We’re the doodle house! We have a passion for these free-spirited, intelligent pups. Our deep knowledge of their traits and behaviors allows us to provide customized training that gives your pup structure and manners while bringing out their personality. One of the many reasons we love Doodles and Retrievers is because they make excellent therapy and service dogs! We’re honored to offer therapy dog training in addition to our more traditional obedience board & training program for pups who will work with children, seniors, and others in need of comfort and companionship from a well-behaved pup.
Your puppy will be a guest in our home during their training session, living with our highly knowledgeable team around the clock. This warm, familiar setting puts your pup at ease – allowing for fun play with furry friends and loving humans in the yard or on the couch. Training in a home-based setting also enables us to simulate a home experience; from distracting scents in the kitchen to knocking at the door, and going outside to potty!
This continual reinforcement of positive behaviors is crucial for effective training. Plus, by welcoming only selective breeds into our training programs, we ensure that your pup will be surrounded by furry friends with similar personalities and playstyles, making their stay more fun, comfortable, and productive.
Our trainers have experience in raising and training Emotional Support, Therapy, and Service Dogs. If your training goals include becoming one of these most special types of pups, please discuss with Gabby when you are signing up.
All of our boarding and training dogs stay as guests and receive a 5-star luxury experience. Your fur baby will have supervised access to over 5,000 square feet of our home, and our spacious, fully fenced, 5-acre yard is a city pup’s dream come true. The indoor saltwater pool allows your pup to exercise every day, rain or shine, and if your fur baby needs help learning to swim, we offer a 15-minute swim lesson where they work 1:1 with a trainer in the pool. Happy Pup Manor’s complimentary chauffeur service within the Chicagoland area ensures that puppy training fits easily within your schedule.
Just like children, puppies are most elastic at a young age. Puppies who spend more of their young weeks at The Manor build off of a fresh foundation of lifelong good habits, preventing naughty behaviors like jumping or mouthing from becoming bad habits.
Accordingly, we recommend the following programs depending on your pup’s age and your training goals:
We also offer longer training programs for those with specific training goals. Call Gabby today, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment, to discuss your specific training goals and the ideal program for your pup.
Our training programs focus on building a foundation for a lifetime of companionship and good behavior. All programs cover:
All puppies in our obedience training programs receive:
Our extensive experience and unique accommodations have made us the trainer of choice for numerous doodle and retriever breeders nationwide. Our owner and lead trainer, Gabby, is a certified AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen evaluator who holds several Masters titles in competitive dog sports such as Agility and Nosework, and she is a registered member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers and The International Association of Canine Professionals.
Our staff is happy to discuss your specific training needs over the phone or by email, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Details on our puppy training programs, as well as boarding options, can also be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
This was a very positive experience for me as a first-time dog owner. My Nash completed the 10-day training at 11 weeks old and learned the foundational commands. I feel confident with continued practice and reinforcement that, Nash and I will have a great life together. He knew all the commands and, even with the puppy brain..did quite well. I also appreciate the training and information I received when he returned home; the trainer was friendly and provided clear guidance. It was helpful to have the training in my home. I enjoyed the regular updates throughout his training, their responsiveness,...
Love, love coming to happy pup manor! We started off here almost 3 years ago when they came to get trained and have been boarding here ever since! They did amazing on their training! Mack and Meli both get so excited when they get picked up, they know exactly where they are going! They love playing with all their friends. They always come home in a good mood and also squeaky clean. We are very happy to have found Gabby and her amazing staff. They are the best and truly love our fur babies! Tonia (Mack and Meli’s mommy)
Happy pup manor is our go to spot for boarding our dog. Gabby and her crew are fabulous with him! We feel very comfortable leaving him in their care when we go away. He is always excited to see them, knowing he will get lots of love and playtime at their wonderful property. For a great (and safe) experience, you can count on happy pup Manor boarding.
We love Happy Pup Manor and Gabby. We always choose them for boarding our pup Franco. They have the best attention and I can rest assured that Franco is in the best possible hands. A huge perk is the valet service for pick up and drop off. I love that he has tons of supervised playtime and he’s always sad to leave the manor when his boarding is over.
Happy Pup Manor is a home away from home for our pup, Duke. After we adopted him we needed to find a place to have him trained. My son, Patrick researched several options and after talking to Gabby at Happy Pup Manor he was convinced. Duke went for the 10 day training and came home a happy well trained pup. He is still a handful but what puppy isn’t. He is calmer and listens better than ever before. Gabby and her team of trainers treat your dog as their own. He has boarded there as well. He looks forward to...
Our dog Buck is a very high energy 8 month old puppy. My husband was very skeptical that he could be trained. Gabby had him for two weeks and he came back a well-behaved puppy! He is still is energetic self, but she showed us he does have impulse control. He does not pull us along on walks, he sits and stays and he will stay on his "bed" until we tell him to come. It's amazing. This was the best thing we have ever done with any of our dogs!
Gabby and her team at Happy Pup Manor did a fantastic job with Wrigley. As a 11 week pup is, he is always chewing and not wanting to listen. They worked with him on being more attentive, listening to commands better, only chewing on toys and less of fingers, the socialization with other dogs, and having productive walks. After Wrigley's two week stay he came back a better pup. Would highly recommend them and I know Wrigley can’t wait to go back!
Our puppy went straight from our breeder to training at Happy Pup Manor and we couldn’t be happier! Gabby was always quick to respond to questions and available to talk if needed. Happy Pup Manor picked up our precious puppy from the breeder and cared for him for 10 days of training. We knew our puppy was getting love and attention from Gabby. She sent us videos and pictures daily of our puppy. The training was done well! Our puppy’s transition to our home went with GREAT ease! He was crate trained and he loves his crate (never whines or...
My clients that have used their services, have been more than happy.
Gabby and her team are amazing! They truly love what they do and it shows! We sent our 11 week old Sheepadoodle, Luna, to Gabby for a 10 day training. Luna is super sweet but was very much a biter and herder. I would have been so happy if Luna came back not biting as much but the work Gabby did with Luna was more than we could have ever hoped for! Luna follows many commands and listens to what we tell her (for the most part)! She still is a puppy after all. Her biting is all but gone...
I sent my 6-month-old Australian labradoodle puppy to HPM's board and train program. I am absolutely thrilled with the results! Gabby worked on all the basics plus she focused on issues that were specific to my dog. I was out walking her today and we actually received compliments on how well behaved my dog was! That was a first, for sure. Thanks Gabby!
Hands down the BEST experience for us and our 6 month old mini Goldendoodle puppy!!! I had countless friends recommend Gabby and based of all the positive reviews, I decided to contact her. Being first time puppy owners, we knew it was going to be a lot of work but had no idea how to manage it and where to even start with age-appropriate training. Bailey had all the typical puppy behaviors: nipping, biting, over-excitement, jumping on people, and the one that impacted our family the most, chasing and jumping on our kids, who were becoming terrified of her!! She...
Happy Pup Manor is a home away from home for my doodle. Gabby understands what it means to provide a ‘home-like’ environment for dogs. They know the dogs not just by name but understand their personalities and their requirements thoroughly. They pay attention to detail and all special requests ( my dog had an ear infection and I didn’t want him to swim or get his face and ears vet) are catered to. The regular photo and video updates are the highlight of the day ☺️ I am absolutely stress free when I am traveling because of HPM- The best...
A home away from home for my doodle. The reason why I can travel stress free is because HPM looks after my pet the same way as I do. They cater to special requests and make it a point to understand each dog and their requirements. Couldn’t have found a better place for my dog.
We sent our puppy here a week after we brought her home, knowing we were in a season where us training her would be very difficult. Gabby and the entire HPM staff does AMAZING work. Maudie came home to us so well-trained and the foundation Gabby laid for us to work with was truly incredible. SO worth it - highly recommend Happy Pup Manor!!
Our golden doodle Cosmo was trained by Gabby at Happy Pup Manor in 2018 and has been back to board twice while we were on vacation. We absolutely trust the care, love, and attention given to Cosmo by the staff at Happy Pup Manor. We love the door-to-door service, the picture and video updates, and the bath Cosmo gets before he returns home. We have recommended Happy Pup Manor to several friends who have also brought their puppies for boarding and training. We can't say enough about the great service we have experienced.
Our two 66 pound goldendoodles were getting unmanageable to take walks. They both attended the 10 day board and train and Gabby taught them to walk nicely. She even curbed their excessive barking and jumping. After 10 days she brought them home and then spent time training us! Her facility is absolutely gorgeous! Not a kennel at all, it’s a home with huge yards for them to play in. My Cooper and Sawyer will stay at the Happy Pup Manor when they need boarding again. Thank you Gabby and your team.
My pup and I love Happy Pup! She’s done the 10 day training program as a puppy, as well as boarding several times when I’m out of town. Very happy with both. She always comes home exhausted from playing with all her new friends!
Gabby and her team are my #1 go to for training and boarding. Gabby helped us pick out Cody and took him at 10 weeks for training. Cody stayed in her care for 28 days. We received daily pictures and/or videos. After 28 days she delivered Cody back to us and stayed as long as needed to teach my daughter and I all the commands that Cody learned. We even received a custom graduation video! My husband comments all the time on what a great walker he is. He walks right at our side and never pulls. He never jumps...
Happy Pup Manor is #1 with our family of 2 mini Goldendoodles, Cooper and Barney. Copper participated in the 10 day training and Barney will soon have his 10 day training program. We are grateful to Gabby and her team in teaching Cooper his manners! We have also boarded both pups together. We are stress free when they stay at Happy Pup Manor. We know they have plenty of room to roam and they are active, not just sitting in a kennel all day. We love Happy Pup so much we drive 4 hours to board them when we travel...
We were looking for somewhere to board our Yorkie for an extended vacation, and some friends recommended Happy Pup Manor. Our Yorkie is pretty strong willed and had some behaviors we didn’t love, so we decided to have Gabby do some training with her in addition to the boarding. Some of our issues were pulling during walks, not being able to “stay” so she would get out of our door when we opened it, and not coming when we called her. When we got home, Gabby brought our dog back home and spent over an hour with us going over...
Our 5 and a half month old labradoodle, Daisy, went to Gabby to be trained for 10 days when she was 10 weeks old. On Daisy's return, Gabby spent over an hour with us in our own home teaching us how to continue with the training at home and how to be consistent in our commands. Gabby definitely laid down a great base for us to build upon. Daisy was also very skittish of other dogs and people when we first got her, but she returned a self confident puppy who loves playing with other dogs and humans! We have...
Gabby and her team far exceeded our expectations. We have a whole new dog. I don’t know how 10 days of training can change a puppy this much! Most valuable though, was the hour of time my family spent with Gabby learning how to continue training our golden doodle puppy on her own. Seriously this is the best money I’ve ever spent. Photo 1: Gabby texted us photos of our dog throughout the weeks and kept us updated on how training was going. Photo 2: we attended the hour long consultation and training with a 10-year-old and Four-year-old. Gabby was...
We loved working with Gabby, but more important...our puppy LOVES her! We sent Kallee to HPM to help with leash work, biting and the other basics. She came home, so sweet, way less nippy (she’s still a pup after all) and so good on the leash. After her stay, Gabby personally drove her home and spent well over an hour training us to keep up with her work. We feel so lucky to have found such a great place for Kallee and for us. Gabby is just so great with dogs!