About us and our training.

Lisa and her dogs


My name is Lisa and I am the trainer at Hunts Happy Hounds. I have owned and been around dogs all my life. Large dogs are my passion but all dogs are special to me.

At the moment I own a Jack Russell and a beautiful Rottweiler who have given me the inspiration to start Hunts Happy Hounds. Training them is a privilege and gives me great enjoyment. I would like to share the knowledge and experience I have gained, along with the training I have received from organisations such as the IMDT (the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers), to help owners understand their dogs behaviour and needs to get the most from the training. Training should not be a chore, it should be a way of bonding and having fun with your dog.

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Fully approved instructor of the IMDT

Fully approved instructor of the ADTB


I have successfully completed the following training and courses to date:

  • OCN / Gateway Qualifications, Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour, level 3
  • 2 day "Career as a dog trainer" course with the IMDT
  • 4 day "Practical instructor" course with the IMDT
  • 6 day "Advanced training and behaviour" course with the IMDT
  • Half day canine first aid with the IMDT
  • "Perfect Puppy Foundations" with the IMDT
  • "Understanding what makes dogs tick" with the ADTB (Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour)
  • "Setting up a successful training class" with the ADTB
  • "Puppy training course" with the ADTB
  • Bronze, silver and gold level instructors courses with the ADTB
  • Recognised Scentwork UK trainer
  • IMDT agility levels 1, 2, and 3


Ralph the Border Terrier

"Thank you for all your help and support with Ralph. We are really enjoying life with a dog and a lot of that is down to our increased confidence as a result of your classes." [Jen R]

Diesel the German Shepherd

"...after only 3 training sessions with Lisa the difference in Diesel was remarkable. He's a joy to walk on the lead now whereas before it was a bit of a nightmare. Off lead he's coming back every time even when the bunnies are playing chase! Thank you!" [Rae W]

Rosco the Beagle

"...since you've been helping us with Rosco his recall has improved and he is much happier and more interested in what's going on. He always looks forward to his training." [Bronny]