Dog Training in Columbia

Howies Happy Dog Training And Development LLC is Columbia’s top choice for dog obedience training. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve developed a strong reputation for our many success stories and for the consistent results we provide. We’ve helped transform countless dogs from rambunctious and daring to loving and caring. We can help yours too.

We’re a fully mobile in-home dog trainer — no need to bring your pooch to our facilities. We come to you. All we need? A time and a place.

To schedule a free consultation, call us at (573) 746-9300 today.


A Dog Trainer Even Your Dog Would Choose

It isn’t just dog owners that love us. Dogs love us too. Our company’s founder, the esteemed Howie Shucart, has spent decades familiarizing himself with dogs of all breeds and understanding all temperaments. When dogs are greeted by Mr. Schuhart’s, they respond with ease, attentiveness, and a willingness to learn!

In-depth knowledge of the many temperaments lets Mr. Shucart eliminate the guesswork and any wasteful sessions determining what might work best for your dog. In the end, everybody is happier––you, your dog, and your whole family.

Would you like to learn more about our services? Contact us now!

Over 40 Years of Dog Obedience Training Experience

While there might be a handful of dog trainers in the Columbia area, there are virtually no trainers with the same level of field experience as Howies Happy Dog Training And Development LLC.

The past 40 years have seen Mr. Shucart work with dogs for a variety of reasons. Some owners have wanted to improve their pet’s manners, while others have wanted to prepare their dogs for national competitions.  

Obedience Training by a Certified Trainer

It isn’t just our field experience that sets us apart from others. No one else in the area can compete with his impressive training background and long list of awards and certifications.

After graduating from West Virginia Canine College, Howie Shucart attended the St. Louis College of Animal Science and the Tom Rose School. What’s more, he is also certified by Cornell University for Resolution of Canine Behavior Problems.

The Schutzhund-Winning German Shepherd Trainer!

The sport of Schutzhund is designed to showcase a dog’s intelligence, endurance, and obedience. Our company’s founder has trained not just one winner in national Schutzhund competitions, but several!

Training a dog for Schutzhund competitions requires a lot of patience, but that’s not all. It also requires that a trainer be passionate about their role. Here, we are all extremely passionate about what we do. Training a dog isn’t just about making them sit and do tricks. It is about helping them realize their full potential and undo any uncooperative traits they’ve learned in the past. It is about eliminating their anxiety and helping them be comfortable anywhere, whether they’re in the city or the forested parts of Columbia. 

Dog Training Classes for Pets and Their Owners

Training sessions aren’t just for dogs. They’re for you too. We instruct you on how to deliver commands, so your dog obeys, and we show you how exercises can be conducted at your leisure.

Without a diligent owner who is understanding of their canine companion, a dog will never develop the skills they need to thrive. We make sure you know everything there is to know.

Customized Puppy Training Classes

We believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to puppy training. It’s not just that every dog breed is different, but each dog is unique! With us, your dog will receive the most appropriate training. Every moment will be valuable, and your puppy will progress remarkably!

Local In-Home Dog Training

Convenient Services, Outstanding Results

Many dog owners notice undesirable traits in their animal companions but may not have the time or ability to bring them to a dog training academy.

We started our business to fill that void and ensure everyone has access to a dog trainer. Unlike a conventional training school, we come directly to your location, carrying out our training sessions in the comfort of your home. It’s simple, it’s convenient, and it’s also better for your dog. We’re sure that your pooch will appreciate staying in a familiar environment, where he or she will be better able to adapt to the training regimen.

The Benefits of Our Dog Training Services:

  • Improved Sociability
  • Potty Training
  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Off-Lead and On-Lead Obedience

Dog Obedience Training: Columbia’s Behavior Modification Specialist

Poor behavior may be persistent, but it can always be remedied. At Howies Happy Dog Training And Development LLC, we use evidence-based practices to ensure consistent, reliable results for every dog we train. Like humans, dogs are social creatures, needing regular positive reinforcement. We take a nurturing approach to reward good behavior while rooting out the bad.

Of course, every dog is different, and no two will respond the exact same way to the same training regimen. For that reason, we rely on differentiated training principles to adapt our sessions according to each dog. We’ll tailor our training based on your companion’s breed, size, and disposition, as well as on your own goals for your dog.

We also specialize in training service dogs and therapy dogs. Contact us to find out more.

Trust the Certified Master Dog Trainer

Howard Shucart, the founder of Howies Happy Dog Training And Development LLC, is proud to be the only certified Master Trainer in the local area. Over his many decades of experience in the industry, he’s accrued a vast collection of rewards, certificates, and degrees. He is a graduate of the West Virginia Canine College, the St. Louis College of Animal Science, the Tom Rose School, and Cornell University, where he earned his certificate in Solving Canine Behavior Problems.

Mr. Shucart still oversees all daily operations of the company, ensuring that all dogs receive the same level of attention and caliber of training. With his expertise, you know your dog will be in safe hands.

Contact the Leading Local Dog Trainer Today

Top-quality dog training is what we provide. A strong bond is what we promise. When you choose us, you can trust that your dog will feel safer, more confident, and more relaxed around humans and other animals. We’ll help you turn around your relationship with your pet, creating a bond that will last a lifetime. 

Contact us today and get started with a free consultation.