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.

Group Dog Training Workshops

Looking for group training to help your dog be better behaved?  Is your dog pulling you on the lead, distracted on walks, more interested in other dogs than you?  Have you completed puppy classes (anywhere) or private puppy training and looking for further training for your dog?

Want to teach your dog to listen to you as well as learn some fun tricks too?  Happiest Hounds workshops on various dates from Q3 2022 are for you.  Using reward based training you can choose from a variety of workshops to teach your dog to focus on you instead of distractions, walk nicely on the lead, come when called as well as learning fun tricks, clicker training, scentwork, hoopers to name just a few examples of what is on offer.

Each workshop focuses on specific training aims all in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Workshops are fun for the owners too!

With small numbers of dogs at each workshop, you get lots of attention and tailored advice for your dog.

These workshops are held at a variety of locations. See each individual workshop for details.

Please contact info@happiesthounds.com to join the contact list for when workshops are available to book.


Saturday 09th July 2022

10:30 am – 12:30 pm @ The Adventure Bark, Much Hadham, Herts


Sunday 21st August 2022

10 am – 2 pm @ Bramfield Village Hall, Hertfordshire


Saturday 03rd September

10:30 am – 12:30 pm @ The Adventure Bark, Much Hadham, Herts

Meet Lou Bater

Lou Bater, BSc (hons), APDT, UK (01275), ABTC Registered is an experienced reward based dog trainer and has enjoyed competing in an array of dog sports including Agility, Flyball and Canicross with her own dogs

“Having been to both the 1:1 and the group sessions Louise makes the activities great fun but is very professional. She has empathy with both the dog and his/her owner responding to our various individual needs. We have learnt so much from someone whose love and enthusiasm for working with dogs and their owners is boundless. A great positive trainer whose sessions we both loved and learnt from. Thanks Louise”

— Linda and Millie —