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Training That Makes Dogs Happy!
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Training that makes dogs Happy!
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Train Happy

We train to enhance the lives of dogs and their owners, every day. Dog training starts with relationship and our Happy training philosophy creates positive, successful relationships to tackle any dog training goal with clear communication and consistency.
Whether you have a little puppy or need some big help, our trainers are ready. We always prioritize a successful learning experience to ensure you leave us as a Happy owner with a Happy Dog.

Puppy Training

Puppy training programs that will guide you and your puppy to a happy home during the most crucial training time, puppyhood.

Dog Training

Dog training programs that will transform your relationship with your dog, build new skills and confidence in tackling training challenges.

Behavior Training

Behavior modification that focuses on the root cause of behaviors to help you have a behaviorally healthy and happy dog.

Group Classes

Group training classes offer a unique training opportunity for you and your dog. Progress your dog's training in a new environment, practice with controlled distractions, socialize and build confidence, learn new skills, and challenge your training.

Puppy training and socialization

Join our 6-week STAR puppy manners class and learn the basics of puppy training or Jump into our Bi-weekly puppy playgroups and socialization classes.

Adult dog and behavior classes

Join our Happy Dog Manners class, put your dog's obedience skills to the test with our AKC Canine Good Citizen class or work through leash reactivity with Emily Greene.

Advanced classes and tricks

Looking for something fun or more advanced? Join our Rally obedience classes or learn trick training.

Private Lessons

Learn one on one from our experienced agility instructors with a personalized training experience to help advance your skills.

Group Agility

Happy Dogs group Agility classes allow your dog to learn in a fun and interactive group environment with fellow Agility enthusiasts.

Agility Events

Happy Dogs hosts agility training events and seminars a few times a year to advance your training experience.

Our Locations


This private dog training facility includes indoor training spaces and multiple fenced training yards. Including a full set of Agility equipment and group training spaces. The Huntersville training facility is conveniently located just a few minutes from Birkdale shopping in Lake Norman and is easily accessible from I-77 and I-485.

The Huntersville location hosts private sessions, Agility, Behavioral and Group Classes. Book now


This private dog training facility includes multiple fully fenced training fields, winter lights, a full complement of Agility equipment, and training tools. The Mooresville training facility is conveniently located just off of Brawley School rd and is easily accessible from I-77.

The Mooresville location hosts Agility, Agility groups, group training classes, behavioral and private training sessions. Book now

In home service area

Happy Dogs services the Northeast side of Charlotte, North Carolina for in-home training and on-site training at local parks and public spaces. This includes the Lake Norman area with zipcodes in Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Denver, and the Concord area including zip codes in Concord, North Charlotte, Harrisburg and Kannapolis.
Book a consultation for in-home training!

The Story of Happy Dogs

The owner and founder of Happy Dogs Training, Piper Novick began her dog training journey in 2009 when she discovered the sport of dog agility with her sheltie, Happy. (Pictured to the right)
Enjoying the challenges and teamwork required to excel in agility sparked Piper’s love for dog training. Happy went on to win a national title while Piper was still in her early teens, giving Piper the experience needed to take her overseas for international events with her next dog. For the next few years, Piper shadowed under trainers and worked other jobs, including pet sitting and dog walk, before taking on her own dog training clients. While gaining practical experience in the dog training industry, Piper advanced her education to provide her clients with comprehensive and evidence-based training programs. The culmination of these experiences led Piper to form Happy Dogs Training LLC in 2019.
Since then, countless wagging tails and smiling owners have helped us reach where we are today. The passion and enthusiasm for dog training that sparked Piper’s ambition still fuels her every day to help owners create a happy and healthy life for their dogs. This mission is shared by all trainers on the Happy Dogs’ staff who strive to help owners understand and communicate effectively with their dogs. Train dogs without force or fear is a core tenant of our training philosophy which ensures we provide a positive training experience for dogs and their owners. 
Today, Happy Dogs reaches hundreds of dogs and owners each week, with 9 employees on staff and a crazy calendar of classes, lessons, and activities. Happy Dogs is a women-led, small business determined to improve the lives of dogs and owners in a big way. 
Let us spark your love for training your Happy dog.

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