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Howie is such an AMAZING trainer, but an even greater person. Howie worked with my 8 month old German Shepherd and me for ten weeks on basic obedience. The great thing about Howie is that he comes to YOU and teaches YOU how to train your dog. From the very beginning, you are working on gaining respect from your dog and are actually working hands on. Howie truly understood my dog and gave me very crucial advice and training and transformed my spunky pup into such a cool pet. I would recommend Howie and his positive training methods to anyone. Be ready to work, but know it is so worth it in the end.
- Addie Black
We had a great experience with Howie. He helped us we with 2 dogs that thought they ruled the house.
- Katy Nulph
We worked with Howie to train our Maltipoo puppy. Howie was amazing! He is experienced, patient, and was always available. It was a basic puppy training package, and completely worth it over some group puppy class. The individualized training was so nice because we all got to know each other and his training was really tailored to us and our pup! I would recommend Howie’s Happy Dog Training to anyone!
- Lynn Williams
Used Howie for my Bernese mountain dog puppy, who was being quite the handful. Fantastic teaching, really spends time his first appointment to get to know you and your dog and your goals through the training. Expects you to follow through and train the dog every week and follow the exercises (which was not too hard to do). Worth the money. My Bernese has had no behavior issues since our training.
- Jacob Murray
I try not to be overly dramatic, but saying Howie is a miracle worker is not far off the mark. I have littermate boxers and, despite my best efforts, when we first met Howie I was unable to walk down to street and meet another dog without having to pin my male dog to the ground to protect everyone involved. Meanwhile, my female was usually getting strangled by her leash as I lay sprawled in somebody’s yard trying to convince whoever was walking by to move along quickly! We did 10 weeks of behavioral modification and our last session was at the dog park where they played to their hearts’ content. We then did obedience with both of them and they just recently graduated (with honors I think). Thinking back to when we first started working with Howie, they are now completely different dogs. In fact, I believe I still have dogs today because of Howie. If I hadn’t taken that step of calling him I am almost certain I would have ended up getting rid of one or both of my dogs, willingly or per the order of the court. They were dangerous and out of control. Now they listen and understand and are my pride and joy! It was a lot of hard work for all of us, but 100% worth it. Thank you, Howie!!!
- Naomi Atkins
- NikkiJo Ouellet
Howie is amazing! We have two dogs that had multiple issues. After working with another training in the area that made the problems worse, we turned to Howie. Our younger dog had obedience problems, our older dog had dominance issues, and we were having fights between our two dogs at home. Howie worked with us and gave us constant support. We are finally able to take our dogs out with us and we haven’t had a single fight at home since our training ended. We are so thankful that we worked with Howie!!
- Taylor Stimac
Howie is amazing! We have two dogs that had multiple issues. After working with another training in the area that made the problems worse, we turned to Howie. We wish we would’ve found him sooner! Our younger dog had obedience problems, our older dog had dominance issues, and we were having fights between our two dogs at home. Howie worked with us and gave us constant support. We are finally able to take our dogs out with us and we haven’t had a single fight at home since our training ended. We are so thankful that we worked with Howie!!
- Taylor Davis
I can’t tell you how my family has changed. I’m very happy with Howie, and how he has been here to help . I have a 8mo German Shepard that was not socialized and we are still working. Thank you.
- Dianna Hodge
Howie made our Home happy!!he really knows his stuff!
- Betty Lauffer
Howie trained my little Emilio 5 years ago when he was a crazy little terrier who bit ankles on the regular. With some obedience techniques he became the dog i hoped and knew he could be. Amazing Skills Howie. Thanks a milllion! I recommend him to anyone who has issues with their maladjusted canine. Period.
- Robert Taggart
He’s awesome!!Very knowledgeable and easy to work with.
- Nicketa Nicola
Howie has been a truly wonderful person to work with! In the course of three months, he has helped our super nervous, always-barking miniature schnauzer become so much calmer and happier! Before calling Howie, our dog, Rosie, would bark nonstop, and now, a command of “quiet,” and she stops barking! What impressed me most about Howie is his ability to find the underlying cause of Rosie’s issues and give us tools to correct those issues. He has researched extensively and knows the most effective and positive way to modify behavior. Howie has helped our entire family be happier! Thank you for your wonderful work, Howie!
- Kara Smith
How he taught me to respect my Rottie. and that they wern't soft
- Buddy Fendler
Howie is a great trainer and an awesome guy. Most trainers train all dogs the same way when many dogs are different. Howie knows so many different ways to train your dog, that he can definitely get your dog to do what you want. My Olde English Bulldogge has been working with howie since 11 weeks old and is now 11 months old and I could not imagine how my dog would be without his guidance. We truly taught him his attitude towards life and turned his high energy into a dog that loves to train and do what you ask. Howie is not a show dog trainer, but with the foundation we built I was easily able to transition my dog to the show ring also. If you take Howie's instructions and put in the work, you can have an awesome dog.
- Michael Mills
I can’t put into words how impressed I was with Howie!! He truly is a DOG WHISPERER!! Our one year old German Shepherd was not socialized and at times very aggressive. Within 20 min. he had our dog in his control and following his commands. Our dog took Howie seriously and Howie was patient and detailed in what we needed to do for our dog. I could go on and on about how wonderful he is...and how far our dog has come in such a short period of time by following his instructions. Looking so forward to our next lesson! Money well spent!!!
- Krista Pope
Howie knows exactly how to train your dog specifically. He has great positive training methods that will teach YOU to teach your dog to love to work. He's a great guy and I'm truly sad that because I'm moving I won't get to train with him anymore. Best trainer in the area by far.
- Michael Mills
Howie is the real deal! He turned out rescue dog- who had many many issues into a wonderful family pet. Other trainers couldn’t/wouldn’t help us because of how uncooperative our dog was- he refused to walk on a leash, would only stay in one room of our home, was afraid of hardwood floor/tile. After one session we had huge improvements, by the end of our program we had a well behaved, happy, well adjusted dog. I can’t say enough about how great he is. His classes are a lot of work and require a lot of time doing homework during the week but the results are amazing.
- Kim Juba
Howie helped us with our rescue dog who was having some aggressive behavior problems. We are very happy with our Simba! It takes time and work, but Howie knows his dog stuff. I would definitely recommend his training services.
- Julie Nelson
Howie is amazing! He really knows what he's doing. If it wasn't for him I would have probably had to put our dog down. She was really aggressive with other dogs and people. Now we can walk around people and other dogs. I would highly recommend him.
- Susan Baker
Howie helped me a lot with my dog! Thank you for everything guys!
- Dawn Meierkord
Thanks for the help Howie, keep it up!
- Branson Dave
Thank you and keep up with the good work Howard!
- Merrill Herchenroeder
My dog is so happy! Great job!!
- Mia Pander
Highly recommend Howie! Keep up the good work!
- Patti Lawrence
- Rini Valentine
- Vance Arrington
- Halie Schoene
Howie is by far the most talented trainer I have ever worked with, and I have been associated with many. My rescued Border Collie mix was a genuine lost cause before Howie. She had been rejected by numerous people after adoption because of behavioral problems. We weren't sure of everything she had endured, but we began with socialization training, because I was the only person she trusted, and she could be aggressive in situations that frightened her. She is now friendly, happy, and greets every situation with her ears up and eager to participate in whatever I ask of her. I am so pleased with her progress and, more importantly, she is at peace with her world now!
- Phebe Nichols
Thank you for teaching my dog how to behave better with us! Now, after the training, he actually listens to me and does what I tell him. I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends! Keep up the good work Howard!!
- Thomas Cline
Howie Shucart is a great trainer. He is helping me with 2 dog reactive dogs that are in my rescue and progress is being made! I cannot thank Howie enough for devoting his valuable time and knowledge to my rescued dogs. Thank you so much!
- Kathryn Ward
- Jennifer Meyer Wyatt
Howie really knows his stuff. I doubt you could find better training anywhere.
- John Teal
- Patti Gunther
- Gary Freireich
- Shane Shucart
- Susie Deutsch Zafiriou-Morris
Thank you for teaching my dog to behave better. Now, he actually listens to me and does what I tell him. You are the best! I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends!
- Jenny S.