My name is Jana Patterson, Owner/Trainer for Happy Dogz Dog Training. My interest in dog training began in 2005 when I became a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. The thrill of building lines of communication, teaching and bonding with that first puppy hooked me from the start. Puppy raising was the start of my love of training. It was also the foundation of my dog training skills. Training my first puppy was a fantastic experience I will never forget.
I founded Happy Dogz to bring a high quality of training to our community. I am passionate about supporting dogs and their people to have the best relationships possible. Helping to heal reactive, aggressive, anxious and fearful dogs is very rewarding. Equally rewarding is working with puppies to give them the solid foundation to grow into a self-confident, well behaved dog who is a good citizen in the home and community.
In order to provide you with the outstanding dog training that you and your dog deserve, I have worked to earn the title of Certified Public Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. This is an elite designation that only about 2,600 trainers worldwide have obtained. You can be assured that I am up to date on all the latest animal behavior and training research and that I adhere to the high code of ethics as outlined with the Certification Council for Public Dog Trainers.
I love building relationships with my student dogs and their people. Private training allows me to really get to know your dog and her/his individual needs. I pride myself in bringing you a unique, customized plan that includes personal follow-up notes and ongoing support. I specialize in behavior modification as well as getting puppies off to their best start. My private in-home sessions are perfect for dogs with problem behaviors and/or people who want a flexible, personal and customized experience.
Dog training should be fun for both people and canines. I created Happy Dogz to do just that…make training a fun and bonding experience that will last a lifetime!
Special Certifications and Canine Education
Dog Emotion and Cognition Certified through Duke University
Whistle Recall Trainer
Certified Pet First Aid Provider through American Red Cross
CBCC-KA: Health, Development and Life Stages
CBCC-KA: Biology and Anatomy
Home Safe: Safety Practices for Canine Behavior Consultants
Solving House Training Issues
CPDT-KA Exam Prep Course