“I have yet to meet anyone who understands dogs better or who is more effective at training them than Piper. There have been so many times when she has suggested a training tip or way of handling my dogs that gets immediate results because it makes sense to the dog. Her passion for dogs and dog training is reflected by her own success as an international agilty competitor and by the success and enthusiasm of her students (including myself and my 2 children). We wouldn't have advanced in agility as far as we have without her, not only has she helped us make progress much faster than with other trainers, she has made the learning process a real joy for us and the dogs.”
Debby Reed Private training and Agility student
"Lake Norman friends.. I can not say enough great things about Happy Dogs Training. I swore to my husband that if we got another dog, I would devote the time and effort into training it to be an asset to our family and not a stressor. Doing so has also brought value to River's life. Lori and Piper have been amazing trainers. River and I have both learned SO much over the last three months"
Blair Fraizer Private training and group class student
"Piper is professional, efficient, and very knowledgeable! In 7 weeks, she helped us transform our dog's behavior and our experience as dog owners. She demonstrated the power of positive reinforcement and gave us the confidence and the tools we needed. We highly recommend her!"
Georgina Petrosky Private training student
"I cannot say enough amazing things about Piper! I never thought it would be as easy to train our puppy but as long as we follow Piper's plan, its almost mindless! I cannot count the number of people who have asked us who our trainer is because our 12 week old pup is doing so well!"
Michelle Delaney Private training student
“Piper was a godsend, full of wisdom, patience, and guidance for me and my new rescue, Noel. He had some puppy growing pains and lots of anxiety about a new home. I was panicking about his howling and destructiveness, but I grew more confident about both of us from the very first session, which is a free consultation! Piper spent about an hour giving me an assessment and reassurances about strategies. I signed up for a set of weekly lessons, and it is by far the best money I’ve spent on Noel. He is a happy, eager to please, crate-free dog (a goal I had set for my guy). I really owe it all to Piper’s expertise. She is a gem!”
Janet Stallard Private training student
"I recently took one of my dogs through the intro agility class and we learned so much. As another dog trainer, it was great to be welcomed to learn from them. I look forward to working with them again in the future!"
Smokey Oaks K9 Agility group class student
"I loved training my dogs with Happy Dogs positive training methods. I started with my 4 yr old Boston Terrier with 5 private agility classes. Both me and my dog were inexperienced but Piper made it stress free, fun, and successful. Then when we got our new puppy Piper came to our house each week for 5 weeks of puppy training. I learned a lot about positive training and it worked. Even with a stubborn Lhasa Apso! Then I decided to continue training my Boston and took Piper's Canine Good Citizen class. 5 weeks of fun training and bonding with my dog as we went to stores, parks, and other places to practice. On week 6 we passed the CGC Test. The other instructor Karen was outstanding as well. Whether you want some basic obedience training, puppy training, or something a little more challenging like agility, Piper does it all. And with 100% positive methods. You won't be disappointed. I plan on taking many more classes at Happy dogs. One happy customer."
Jan Gonzales Private training, agility and group class student
"I love my lessons with Piper. She has been so much help with my dog Rascal and me. We take Agility lessons and enjoy the private treatment.
Nan McClure Agility student
"working with Piper has been great. Scout looks forward to agility and gets excited whenever I get our bag ready. Scout has learned so much so quickly, and Piper has kept it a fun experience for all of us. not to mention the pricing, they are a steal for the training Piper provides. Piper is a wonderful trainer, and I definitely recommend going to her for agility training"
Marybeth Gough Agility student
"Piper uses 100% positive reinforcement dog training AND gets results! I have taken both agility classes and private lessons with Piper. She makes classes fun for the dog and owner and teaches how to have the best relationship with your dog."
Emilee McClain Agility and training student
Five stars! Pros: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Great Value
Isabelle Nilsson Group class training student
"We are so thankful for the training we utilized with Piper. She was diligent to teach our girl the necessary rules to keep our dog safe and she did a fantastic job of incorporating the entire family with the dog training. The tools she gave us were simply and affective, and we wouldn’t have known how to use these training techniques ourselves. EVERYONE compliments how well behaved our dog is. She is not a nuisance and brings so much joy to all she comes in contact with. She is such a good girl and so much of that is because of Piper I highly recommend her training to anyone with a dog...even more so a pup."
Kathleen and Jason Dellinger Private training students
"Excellent training for our Sheltie pup! Piper is extremely professional and her philosophy and approach to training is positive and real! We did a package and a weekly day training session. She has great coaching techniques for humans and the furry student! Highly recommend Happy Dogs Training."
Lauri McCoy Private training student
"Excellent dog training with kindness and consistency"
Anna Montgomerie Happy Dogs student
Five stars on googe! Pros: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness
Karen Lewis Private training and group class student
Piper was our trainer at Happy Dogs. She worked with us and our very leash reactive 3 year old lab/aussie mix. During the 8 week timeframe of working together with Piper we saw our stressed and anxious dog become more relaxed, less anxious, happier, and she even lost 8lbs! After working with Piper we now feel confident in handling our pup in public places and around other dogs. Her leash reactivity has dramatically improved, along with our knowledge of strategies and techniques. We cannot thank Piper enough for all that she did for us and our dog. Highly recommend Happy Dogs Training!
Tanya Behrendt Private training student