My name is Louise and I am a qualified, reward based dog trainer offering dog training services including private one to one dog and puppy training. I offer dog and puppy training in Braintree, Hertford, Wickford and all surrounding areas. I also offer online dog training nationwide.


Looking for the best puppy training?

Teach your puppy to be well behaved by working on behaviours such as:

  • Mouthing and chewing
  • Jumping up
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Coming when called

Set your puppy up to be the relaxed, well-behaved companion you’ve always wanted and book your in-person or online private puppy training sessions which are tailored to you and your puppy’s needs.


Have you:

  • Finished private puppy training?
  • Completed puppy classes elsewhere?
  • Want to take the next step in your training journey?
  • Got an adult dog and looking for training?

I have a range of dog training workshops where you can look forward to a dog who:

  • Learns how to be a sniffer dog
  • Has fun learning new tricks
  • Learns new skills such as hoopers agility


Does your dog:

  • Pull on the lead?
  • Not come when called?
  • Jump up?
  • Bark excessively?
  • React to other dogs?
  • Not listen to you?

then private training is for you. 

I travel to you for tailored, bespoke dog training sessions which mean you get the best possible results.



Do you:

  • Live too far away for in-person training?
  • Want to enjoy training from the comfort of your own home?
  • Have a dog that struggles in a group class environment?
  • Prefer not to travel to a venue?
  • Want to practise Scentwork?
  • Want to join in online trick classes?

Join live and fully interactive online classes or 1:1 sessions.

Online training can be carried out in your living room or garden with no need to leave your home.  This decreases the time commitment so it’s easier to slot training into your busy day.



Teach your dog to be a scent detector dog!  Talking Dogs Scentwork classes and workshops tap into your dog’s natural ability to detect particular scents with their amazing sense of smell.

Join live and fully interactive online Talking Dogs Scentwork classes.

Weekly sessions held via live, online classes. There are different themes each week to challenge your dog’s detector skills Beginner and advanced dogs welcome!

Alternatively, join in-person workshops and start with Scent 1 to begin your scentwork journey.

After Scent 1, you can then progress through to Scent 2 and 3 to build your skills as a team.



Hoopers is an awesome sport, similar to agility but with no landing impact or weaving.

Hoopers is great for dogs of all shapes and sizes!

With a focus on distance handling it can also help ‘velcro’ agility dogs too.

Whether you have a young dog or a retired, experienced agility dog, hoopers is for you.

I have FREE beginner Hoopers videos on my YouTube channel, ‘Happiest Hounds Dog Training’.

Advanced Hoopers In-Person Workshops are held at The Adventure Bark in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.

Beginner and Advanced Hoopers In-Person Workshops are held at Developing Dogs in Ely.

Meet Louise Bater

Louise Bater, BSc (hons), APDT, UK (01275), ABTC Registered, is a fully qualified, experienced reward based dog trainer who was part of the dog training team on BBC2’s prime time TV show, Me and My Dog: The Ultimate Contest. Louise has enjoyed competing in an array of dog sports including Agility, Flyball, Canicross and Hoopers with her own dogs.

“Can’t speak highly enough of Louise.”

“Having our first puppy, we wanted to make sure we had the best possible training for him and that is what we’ve got.

It’s really enabled us to understand life from our puppy’s perspective. Everyone should do this course!

She knows just how to get the best from your dog and her tailored approach gets great results.

We love the style of training Happiest Hounds provides – it’s so much more than ‘sit’ ‘stand’ ‘stay’ – we’ve learnt to understand and respect each other and that is priceless. Thank you!”

— Amy & Dexter —