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Patty Malnick - Happi Dawgs

Phone: (916) 872-9437

Happi Dawgs Dog Training at Pet Food Express Roseville

Trainer: Patty Malnick

Having a dog is a great joy!  Knowing how to train your dog and what to do can sometimes be a challenge. Patty specializes in coaching people and their dogs, utilizing positive reinforcement dog training techniques. Over the past 13 years, she has developed the Happi Dawgs  programs so her clients will be coached in ways they understand and obtain the goals they want for their dogs while having fun.

Patty's classes are designed to provide you with the training tools and knowledge necessary to improve your relationship with your dog. Your increased understanding of your dog’s behavior allows you to more effectively train your dog to be the well behaved pet you have always dreamed of having in your life!

In Happi Dawgs seminars, classes and private in home lessons, your dog gets to learn by using its own mind and body. You will be thrilled to find out that positive reinforcement training is not just about feeding your dog treats all day. You will learn many training shortcuts  and behavior modifications so that you may enjoy a wonderful relationship with your dog.

Class Schedule

Mondays: Puppy Playtime         12:30pm - 1:30pm

                    Big Dawgs Playtime 5:30pm - 6:30pm 

Thursdays: Puppy Playtime      1pm - 2pm | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Happi Dawgs I, II and III are held on Mondays and Thursdays: Classes are held throughout the day from 11:30 - 8:30pm. For updated information please visit the website above.

Class Description and Pricing

Cost: Happi Dawgs I, II and III:  $129 for 6 weeks, Puppy Playtime Fee is $15 or 6 sessions for $75

Puppy Playtime**
For puppies 8-20 weeks of age and under 30 lbs. Safe playtime and socialization with other, puppies, dogs and humans. Puppy Playtime focuses on safely teaching puppy basics such as:

  • Safe Playtime and socialization with other, puppies, dogs and humans
  • Handling and calming techniques
  • Promoting reliable walking and recall
  • Beginning obedience exercises
  • Bite inhibition
  • Question and answer session

Happi BIG DAWGS Playtime!**
This class is for all dogs 30lbs and over AND 4 months and older who are dog friendly and just need a great, safe location to exercise and keep up their polite playing skills.
Happi BIG DAWGS Playtime focuses on safely working on good dog playing skills AND:

  • Safe Playtime and Socialization with other, pups, dogs and humans
  • Handling and Calming techniques
  • Learning dog’s body language to avoid mishaps
  • Promoting reliable walking and recall
  • Obedience exercises
  • No jumping
  • Question and answer session

**Must Reserve a spot in class, space is limited to 6 or 8 dogs, depending on the session. Your puppy must have it’s first TWO rounds of DHLPP or DHPP (specifically Distemper and Parvo). The second round must have been administered at least 5 to 7 days prior to class. Bring shot records to each class.

PLEASE – no open toed shoes/NO FLIP FLOPS. The dogs run around and have a fun time and sometimes step on feet. You will also be participating in training your dog and moving about the room, so comfortable, closed toed shoes are recommended.

Happi Dawgs 1 Basics: A semi private class of only 6 dogs or less. You will learn how to work with your dog to eliminate jumping, barking, digging, chewing, pulling on leash, inappropriate behavior, housebreaking issues and not coming when called. You and your dog will learn hand signals and voice instructions for, sit, down, leave it, wait, stay, nice leash walking, come when called and basic socialization skills. Includes training handouts and graduation certificate.

First class is a mandatory orientation for humans only, no dogs please! Proof of current vaccinations for Rabies and DHPP required. Please bring records to orientation.

Happi Dawgs II: This semi private class is for dogs 4 months and older who have completed Happi Dawgs I or equivalent  basic positively reinforced dog class and are now ready to go to the next level. This class will teach you how to be a great leader to your dog and help you get rid of those ‘stinkin’ leashes and tap into a wonderful relationship with your dog. You will improve your body language communication with your dog, allowing you to work with your dog on achieving lightening fast sits and downs, as well as long distance sit and down stays, tricks, and polite walking. You will improve your dog's attention on you and increase your dog's socialization skills. This 6 week class is open for all dogs who already know a 1 minute sit stay,  3 minute down stay, a basic recall, leave, wait and some leash walking.

Happi Dawgs III Extreme: For Dogs over 4 months of age and have completed Happi Dawgs I and Happi Dawgs II or equivalent
Meets every Thursday 11am – 12pm
With this Personalized, semi private class (no more than 6 dogs), we will not only focus on increasing proficiency and performance of your pup in a variety of distractions and real life situations, we will also focus on your very own person training needs and situations. Since each class will address new topics brought up by students each week, and not taught as sequentially as Happi Dawgs I or II, a student can drop in any Thursday at 11am with a reservation.The class will focus on new topics and assist you in better understanding how your dog is learning from you.  It will emphasize just how your timing, body language and management are effecting your dogs learning ability.  The training skills taught, will aid you further into  mastering the perfect walk on a loose leash (even in open space), rapid fire recalls, extreme leave it’s and waits, better social manners, tricks,  and down stays with distractions. Buy 8 classes for $159 and get one class FREE. OR Buy 5 classes for $119 get one FREE OR the Drop in Rate: $25 per class.

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