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How good dogs
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Positive reinforcement training
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Happy Paws.
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Positive reinforcement training
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We speak dog

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We’ve been loving and working with dogs since 2007 and if there’s anything they’ve taught us is that they really do like structure. They’re happier when they know their limits and what you expect of them. They love rewards! So whether you’ve got a new puppy, who needs to learn the ways of the world; a rescue, who needs to feel more confident in your home; or an adult, who needs to forget some bad habits, we’ll develop a personalized program of play, socialization and learning that brings out their best behavior.
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Training

Who says school can’t be fun? We offer a variety of programs to engage your dog’s mind and body with age- and size-appropriate skills training, activities and plenty of positive reinforcement.
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Boarding

There may be no place like home, but we’re a close second. When you’re out of town, you can entrust your dog to us, and know he or she will be happily entertained with supervised play, walks and lots of TLC. All in a secure, safe and super-sanitary facility. You can even visit via our live-video feed.
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Daycare

For social creatures like dogs, nothing beats a day of play, especially with other furry friends, toys and stimulating games. Supervised by our certified (and trained) staff.

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    Happy Paws/Puptagon has been a lifesaver for us. Expanding a family to include pets is rewarding and fun, and at times stressful. Happy Paws/Puptagon helps us maximize the fun part and minimize the stressful parts. The daycare provides an outlet a few times a week for the abundant energy of our two rescued sisters. The terrific, skilled training staff patiently and effectively use positive training techniques to help us and the dogs understand each other and get the most out of our relationship.

    Bayley

    Bayley

    We just want to …thank you again for your great work with Nellie and Cocoa. They’ve come so far in a relatively short period of time with you!

    Cocoa + Nellie

    Cocoa + Nellie

    My husband and I are both just SO impressed with how you and your staff handled the situation yesterday. We were loving Happy Paws already and this just made us that much more confident in bringing her there when we can’t be with her.

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    Tallulah

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    Introducing the Pup Recovery Program

    Working from home during the pandemic took some getting used to--for everyone. Working from, well, work may turn out to be even more stressful for our canine companions, who’ve enjoyed having us to themselves 24/7. To help your pup adapt to the new workday schedule with minimal anxiety and distress, we’ve developed the Pup Recovery Program, a personalized training and play routine designed to build their confidence while you’re away.

    Introducing the Pup Recovery Program

    Working from home during the pandemic took some getting used to--for everyone. Working from, well, work may turn out to be even more stressful for our canine companions, who’ve enjoyed having us to themselves 24/7. To help your pup adapt to the new workday schedule with minimal anxiety and distress, we’ve developed the Pup Recovery Program, a personalized training and play routine designed to build their confidence while you’re away.

    The number one name in training, day care and boarding for DC’s most discerning dogs and their people.

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