I am a qualified reward based dog trainer offering highly recommended classes in Bramfield (near Hertford) and Harlow.  I also offer extremely popular in-home training across West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

Adult dog (6+ months old) Classes


Due to government guidelines, group classes are on hold until further notice. 

For those of you with upcoming classes scheduled with me, please check your emails for an action plan.

Stay safe

Kindest regards,


Is your dog over 6 months old?  Looking for classes 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) 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 Activities classes on Wednesday lunchtimes or Thursday evenings at Bramfield are for you.  Using reward based training you will learn how 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 and nosework.  With a maximum of only 6 dogs per class, you get lots of attention and tailored advice for your dog.  These classes are at 1 pm on Wednesdays or 8:20 pm on Thursdays and you can choose a start date to suit you.  The cost of the activities class is £80 for 6 consecutive Wednesdays / Thursdays.

Hoopers is a great agility based sport with no landing impact so is suitable as pre-agility training or a fun sport with less impact or for retired agility dogs.  Hoopers Agility is held on Sunday afternoons at Harlow.  Please contact me if you’d like to join Hoopers Agility. Spaces fill VERY quickly.  Check out the Hoopers tab for more details.  Just 6 dogs maximum per class.  Take a look at Happiest Hounds Dog Training YouTube channel to see all about Hoopers!


Wednesday Lunchtimes
Start Any Wednesday

11:55 am – FULL

1 pm – Spaces from 08th April


Thursday Evenings
Start any Thursday

8:20 pm

Spaces available


Sunday Afternoons
Next Intake

Various dates 2020

(Email for details)

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 —