Specialized training for pupswho assist and support.
There are 3 types of dogs with jobs – Emotional Support Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Service Dogs, and each one has a slightly different role to play in assisting people.
Every dog can be a great pet, but not every dog can be a Therapy or Service Dog. Accordingly, we have to evaluate every Service Dog candidate for their ability to adapt to new situations and handle the things that working in everyday life might throw at them.
We require all Service Dog candidates to go through an examination with our training team – based on this, we will recommend whether a 28-day obedience program is required or if your pup can proceed directly into learning service dog behaviors. Not all pups will have the right temperament to reliably perform service dog tasks and that’s OK – they can still live great, happy lives as a family member without service duties. The required obedience level for a service dog is high and a majority of candidates are enrolled in 28-day obedience or outright disqualified to be a service dog.
For most service dog candidates, the next step is training through our standard 28-day obedience program. This gives us enough time to make observations of the pup’s temperament in a variety of settings. At the end of four weeks of training, we will make a determination as to whether a pup has the innate capabilities to move forward as an Emotional Support Dog, Therapy Dog, or Service Dog. Dogs being considered for our Service Dog Program must complete their obedience training at Happy Pup Manor so that we can have confidence in the final outcome of their training.
If a dog is confirmed to be ready for Service Dog training, we can then enroll them in an 8-12 week program custom-tailored to your goals. Training for a Service Dog is customized to the tasks needed – we typically need 8-12 weeks to train a dog to perform the needed set of tasks.
We can start training puppies for Service Dog work by putting them in our 28-day obedience program.
If training is maintained by the pup’s family, we will then begin the Service Dog curriculum at 9 months old. If the needed tasks require pressure on the dog’s body, e.g, bracing, then we need to wait for the dog’s body to be declared sound in an OFA test, which cannot be administered until the pup is 18 months old.
Happy Pup Manor has an extensive network of breeders in the Doodle and Retriever lines and can work with them to select a puppy who will be likely to succeed in Service Dog training. Our breed expertise then ensures that our time with the pup will be able to bring out their best abilities, and our Service Dog Training Manager has a decade of experience in Service Dog training.
By allowing your pup to live with our family, we are co-training your Service Dog to live as a pet in the setting where it will work while learning work tasks from specialized trainers.
To learn more about our Service Dog training programs, please contact Happy Pup Manor by phone or email to be connected directly to a team member who can answer your questions and discuss training options based on your needs.
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!