Testimonials

Our Golden Retriever puppy was very hard to control. He was constantly chewing on everything including our hands and feet. We needed help so we hired Happy Dog Training. Ralf has been working with our dog Teddy for 6 weeks and he is now well behaved and totally manageable. Ralf is a very knowledgable in the area of canine behavior and his knowledge has resulted in excellent results I highly recommend Ralf and his team.

Tony C.,

Like many other of Ralf's clients have stated, we saw a big change in our dog Sparky after just one session. Yesterday, after just six sessions, Sparky "graduated." Those sessions with Ralf transformed not only Sparky, but us as well. Frankly, my husband and I needed the training as much if not more than Sparky did. We learned about dog psychology (pretty fascinating) and what was going on in Sparky's brain. He was picking up on MY anxiety and acting out on our walks. He used to bark, growl and lunge at people and dogs we would meet - very embarrassing. Now he barely acknowledges them. I feel much more competent as a dog owner now, and when we go on our walks, I feel confident and in control. When we go in or out of a door, he waits for me to go first. Because, you see, I am now the PACK LEADER. All this is thanks to Ralf. He was wonderful to work with - besides being extremely knowledgeable, he is very interesting, personable, and quite a funny guy. He REALLY knows dogs, what they need, and what you can do to help them. We would definitely recommend him to anyone needing help with their dog. Thanks Ralf.

Toni C.,

Ralf is amazing!!! I can't say enough great things about him. What I can say is that whatever is wrong with your dog he can fix!

My dog "Buddy" is a Golden Retriever that I adopted from a shelter approximately 3 years ago. Buddy came with so many "issues" that my Vet put him on Prozac. I spent many agonizing hours and a great deal of money trying to help my Buddy. From the "Thunder Shirt" to every kind of obedience training there is - nothing worked UNTIL I FOUND RALF!.

Within 30 minutes of the first visit, my Buddy was a changed dog. Ralf immediately identified his problems and knew exactly how to correct them.

Buddy and I still have some more learning to do, he is in the process of decreasing the Prozac. But up until now it's been great and I know with Ralf's guidance - Buddy will become a happy and well behaved companion.

UPDATE: Buddy is now completely off Prozac and his fear and aggression are almost completely gone 🙂

Nannette B. ,

We are indebted to Ralf for his work with our 14 lb. Chihuahua, Logan. Ralf is a true "pack leader!" We actually saw positive results in the first hour that Ralf worked with Logan! We wanted to change the aggressive behavior Logan displayed with hearing and seeing other dogs, large dogs in particular. Ralf worked with Logan 5 weeks, 1 hour weekly.

We liked Ralf's teaching technique! He modeled for us, and then observed and corrected our interaction with Logan, telling us what we were doing incorrectly and correcting our handling of Logan. To understand our dog, Ralf always clarified his techniques in terms of pack behavior. He taught us to recognize when Logan was displaying anxious behavior. It was important that we became pack leaders for our dogs, as our dogs could sense when we were anxious and, as a result, repond in a negative way.

This was a very rewarding experience! If in doubt, you have to meet Ralf. You will immediately sense his leadership qualities and the command he exhibits in his dog training! Some people are just born to lead, and Ralf is one of those leaders!!!

Bill & Carol T.,