The most advanced puppy training program available in Northwest Florida.

I get a lot of clients who've previously tried puppy training classes at a big box store or facility and when they vent to me, this is what I usually hear:

I was just trying to get my puppy started out on the right foot by taking them to classes... but:

  • My dog learned how to do some basic commands like sit and lay down, but he won't do them without a treat.

  • Once we get home it's like all training goes out the window!

  • My puppy knows commands but he doesn't listen to the word NO!

  • He's still chewing on things, playing "keep away", still nipping us, scratching the kids, pulling on the leash and not listening!

  • I asked the puppy class trainer what to do about [insert problem behavior here] and they told me to just ignore my puppy or buy this special harness or use more treats.

If you've already taken your puppy to basic classes, you're probably nodding your head right now.


If you haven't taken your puppy to classes yet, then drop everything and read this:

I get it... 

Taking your puppy to a basic class while they're young just seems like "the right thing to do." 

But what you'll usually learn is how to get your dog to sit and lay down for a treat. Maybe they won't pull AS BAD on the leash and they'll stay as long as there are no distractions around and you're repeating "stay, stay, stay" over and over. Forget about turning your back to a dog in "stay" at a puppy class. All bets are off then!


Who wants to pay for that?

Plus, who wants to drive 30 mins (or more) two-ways every week for 6 weeks just to get their dog to do tricks for a treat and still act like a little maniac when you leave class?

Who's going to help you get your puppy to stop peeing in the house?
Or how to walk calmly on the leash without pulling or putting on the brakes?
Who's going to teach you how to get your puppy to stop chewing or stealing things?
How are you going to get your puppy to listen to commands WITHOUT treats? stay even when there are distractions around? come when called no matter what?

How are you going to make sure your PUPPY grows up to be a great DOG?

My "Reliable Dog in 60 days" program has the solution to all of that.

No matter what your puppy is behaving like now, they can be well-mannered and a pleasure to live with or take in public. Even if he's a little immature right now, eventually you want him to be really well-trained DOG right?

Let's get started now! I can show you what to do to make sure that your puppy grows into a well-behaved dog as soon as possible.

My puppy clients get compliments from their vet all the time: "I've never seen a puppy this young who is so well-behaved!"

My client's puppies:

- Listen to commands, even without the promise of a treat.

- Come when called, even when off-leash.

- Settle down when asked to.

- Don't jump up on people.

- Don't chew things up constantly.

- Are calm at the vet's office and groomer's, even when other dogs in the lobby aren't behaving.

- Walk calmly with slack in the leash no matter if at home or in public.

- And can do all of this even around distractions!


A lot of people don't believe me when I tell them this. People think I'm just overconfident or blowing smoke, but I know I can help you achieve these things because I've helped hundreds of people just like you, do exactly that!


That's why I created my Reliable Dog in 60 days program.


While puppies can be immature and take a little longer to catch on, it doesn't have to take years to have a well-mannered dog. You don't have to wait till your puppy "grows out of it" or gets older. They can behave NOW!


When you start early and have the right training, your puppy can be more well-behaved than 90% of the adult dogs you see in public today and all before his first birthday!


I know this because I help people do it all the time. (Just read the reviews of our training below)

I designed the RD:60 program so that it's comprehensive enough to help any puppy owner fix any puppy issue (like nipping, peeing in the house, acting wild, chewing things up, or pulling on the leash), but is still designed to train your dog to be well behaved for a lifetime, not just address their behavior right now. Puppies often do SO well in this program, we even have time to teach them some really cute "parlor tricks" like rollover or play dead.



Before your puppy reaches his FIRST BIRTHDAY,

He will learn how to:

  • Understand OFF (no jumping)

  • Listen to "No"

  • Be Quiet when you say

  • Stay/Go to bed

  • Leave it/Drop it

  • Walk nicely on leash

  • Come when called

  • Be reliable off-leash (no running off, always comes when called)

  • Listen even when distracted.

He will STOP:

  • peeing in the house

  • jumping up

  • ignoring commands

  • pulling, barking or lunging on leash

  • being too hyperactive and not calming down

  • running off or bolting out the front door

  • playing too rough with other dogs or the kids

  • chewing on your clothes, furniture, and other items.

Extra benefits:

  • Receive and learn how to use a special training collar for off-leash reliability and safety + other training tools are included.

  • Get a FREE canine personality test conducted by your trainer to see what kind of personality your puppy is going to have as he grows up, and what the best way is to train him.

  • Virtual access to a trainer in between lessons via the Marco Polo app

  • Access to our private Client Facebook group to coordinate puppy play-dates for socialization.

People who want well-behaved dogs should hire a trainer who will help them train their puppy in all of these areas:

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Having a dog that knows a lot of commands is nice, but we also want your dog to be well-rounded mentally.

This means not having excessive amounts of fear or anxiety, not feeling the need to bite, nip, lunge or even attack.

Your dog should be able to exist with dogs and other people calmly and not feel stressed about everyday events.



There's a lot of behaviors that involve good manners.

This includes not nipping or using their mouth for play, settling down on command, and not barking frantically out the window every time the wind blows.

Good manners also include not stealing food, chewing, getting into the trash, stealing things to play "keep away", and not jumping up on family members or guests.



Calm leash walking without pulling you over when they see a squirrel.

Sitting and waiting calmly behind you when entering or exiting doorways.

The ability to calmly lay on the floor when you're at the vet's office, a cafe or sitting on a park bench, even while other dogs are acting crazy and not listening to their owners.



Keep your front door open as you carry in groceries without worrying your dog will sneak out and run off.

Go to the park to throw the ball while your dog ignores other dogs and people and doesn't leave your side without permission.

Instead of leaving your dog at home, you can take your dog hiking or camping and not need to have your dog tied up, or always on a leash.

This is only for people who are willing to invest time and money to have a dog that is their absolute best.

There is nothing basic about this program. If that's what you're looking for, we're not for you.

8 months old-stays and comes when called.

Tara is very friendly and calm with you and your animal. She explains what she does and why you are doing something.She also doesn't just talk at you, she shows you, has you demonstrate and practice with her there and allows you to ask questions without feeling silly or ignorant. I went from having a puppy that had me in tears everyday to truly enjoying and appreciating my dog now that I know how to better speak the same language. She never suggested anything even remotely "harsh" with my pup and he reacted well to her. He is still a puppy and when we take him out in public others are very impressed with his behavior as it is. She also offers support for you when you are done. She isnt going to take youre money and run.

You wont go wrong working with her and you wont regret it.

Owned an unruly Chocolate Lab pup.



Although our puppy had been through three complete 6-week obedience sessions at a big name pet store and even attained her Good Canine Citizen status, we were still having issues with her being rowdy, jumping up (she weighs 50 lbs), pulling and lunging while on leash, etc. We noticed a huge difference in Liberty with our first session with Tara! She would walk without pulling us over and even my husband, who had a fractured back and balance issues at the time, could walk her without concern of pain or being pulled over. She has since, with just a couple more of Tara's sessions, learned to calm herself, perfect recall, and much more. Tara explains the canine psyche and takes you step-by-step through how to get the results you want. Liberty has truly become the companion dog we were wanting. I could not more highly recommend Happy Hound Dog Obedience

Had been through several "puppy classes".



One word...mali-gator! Two years ago, my husband bought a Belgian Malinois for our family as a surprise Christmas present. It was very very very hard for the first several months, but with the proper training and reinforcement, Kobe has turned out to the best Christmas present ever!

Got a Belgian Malinois for Christmas!




We currently ONLY serve Pensacola, Milton, Pace, Navarre, and Gulf Breeze.

Please see our list of other trusted trainers HERE for someone in your area.


Training Appointment Hours:


TUES-FRI: 11am-4pm

SAT: 9am-12pm 


Find us:


5496 Heatherton Rd.

Milton FL 32570

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