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

Puppy Classes

Puppy Dog Training Bramfield Hunsdon and Watton at StoneIs your young puppy driving you crazy?  Busy lifestyle juggling work, kids or both?  Want to teach your puppy to grow into an adult dog who walks nicely on the lead, comes when called and settles anywhere you take them?

The great news is: Happiest Hounds Puppy Life Skills Classes can help.

With just FOUR puppies per class maximum, you receive lots of one to one attention and tailored advice for you and your puppy.

Using reward based training, classes are based on the Life Skills for Puppies concepts developed by behavioural scientists at the University of Lincoln.

Happiest Hounds Puppy classes teach:

Be calm, stop jumping up, walk nicely on lead, come back when called, enjoy visiting the vet and being groomed, go to bed (instead of scrounging at the table!) and much more.

Suitable for fully vaccinated puppies under 6 months old, puppy classes are held at a fantastic location near Hertford and cost £120 for the whole course.  *FREE* Life Skills for Puppies book provided as well as comprehensive handouts, weekly class recaps and lots of puppy goodies too.

At Bramfield on Wednesday mornings (or Thursday evenings from January 2020), you have the luxury of choosing your start date!  Each session is 1 hour in length for 6 consecutive Wednesdays.

Bramfield Village Hall boasts fantastic warm and dry indoor facilities with a huge outdoor area to practise real life scenarios such as walking nicely on lead and coming when called in distracting environments – the best of both worlds!


Thursday Evenings

Start Any Thursday:

class start time:

7:10 pm

*Classes available from 09th January 2020*

(near Hertford)

Wednesday Mornings
Start Any Wednesday

class start time:

10:45 am

*Spaces from 06th November, FULL until then*

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

“Louise has visited myself and Reggie on a one to one basis and we have also attended the puppy classes. Louise has been absolutely fantastic with my little pup and also his neurotic owner! Her methods have made a huge difference in Reggie’s behaviour and she is always on hand with advice and support. I cannot recommend her enough!!”

— Laura and Reggie —