Professional Dog Trainer & Behaviourist

Pet Selection

Pre-pet Counselling

Obedience Training

Behaviour Modification

Refresher Training Sessions

Puppy Day Care

Boarding Facilities

FAQs

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Happytails - Eat, play, wag ....

Eat, Play, Wag, embodies my training methodology which is all about the use of positive training methods, interspersed by rewarding moments, to achieve desired results. This is a affirmative method of training which rewards good behaviour, because behaviour rewarded is behaviour repeated.

Every session is a step forward, embellished with fun for your pet.

Why you need a trainer

A pet, being part of the family, like every other, member must abide by the rules of the family. As a pet parent you would like your pet to respond to some basic commands ...

Training

Training should be fun and rewarding for you and your dog. It can enrich your relationship and make bonding together more enjoyable. A well-trained dog is more confident and can safely be allowed a greater amount of freedom than an untrained animal.

Dogs are social animals and need social interaction ....

Dogs crave love, play, attention and companionship. Without bonding & attention, your pet may develop behavioural problems.  The key to preventing or treating this is learning to teach the dog to redirect its normal behavior to acceptable outlets. One of the best things you can do for your pet is to obedience train it.

Pre selection of pets

“Mummy, please can we keep a pet, please...”

Arriving at the rationale of having one in the first place and then choosing the right pet for the family, is part of the process that can culminate in a healthy and long lasting human-animal bond.

Happytails offers you pre-selection consultation that will help you select the right species & breed of pet that fits your lifestyle, expectations and finances - a process that among other benefits, will rule out impulsive decision making.

"I have had very good experiences with Meera and her work. She has managed a very fast and close relation to my two dogs and has trained them following behavioral methods. And, she only worked when I was present. She only worked with positive enhancement. She could give me detailed advice how to handle the dogs and how I could include the training sessions in my daily life.
She had several tips and concrete examples for the behavioral problems."

- Saskia Häger, German resident in Pune, India.


"I remember our first meeting. We had two dogs to be trained. One was a lab called Tiger and one was a spitz called Tojo. The first time Meera came Tiger, being the very friendly type, went directly to her. While she was patting Tiger, Tojo tried to imitate him and did the same. That is when she pushed him away.

I was a bit put off by it. I thought what kind of a trainer would push a dog away? BUT when she explained that this had to be done so that they both understood they needed to take turns, I was impressed. It was amazing the way both Tiger and Tojo were obeying and learning all the basic skills.

I never knew that such basic things could be so important. I realized the importance of not letting your dog pull you on the leash when I hurt myself one day taking tojo for a walk. Had he not been trained, he would have pulled continuously on the leash. I might have aggravated my injury. That was the day I thanked the stars for letting us meet Meera. Not only did she teach Tojo the basic skills, she also taught me how to handle his aggressivness. That helped get some really good habits in very early in his age. Now when everybody says Tojo is a very well mannered dog, I thank Meera.

Thanks a lot for helping me be Alpha and take care of Tojo in a better way! My best wishes are always with you."

-Dr Ketki Wagh, Ayurvedic Practitioner.

"Meera has been like “The Dog Whisperer” with my cocker spaniel. Within a few training sessions she transformed my energetic pup from acting like a champion sled dog who pulled me along to a lady who walked gently at my side. She has established a great rapport with my dog and has taught her how to be a well-behaved member of the family.
Meera has also been flexible when I have added a few foster puppies into the mix and helped train them as well.
Soon I will be returning to America and Meera has helped with advice for taking my Indian dog and cat with me. She also took them to Mumbai on my behalf to get all the required paperwork. I have been very impressed with Meera and the results she has achieved!"

-Rochelle Fernands.

"I have known Meera Thosar for over 5 years. From her very first day on the trainer course, her passion for dogs and thirst for knowledge impressed me. Over the years, her aptitude to communicate with and train a dog has grown in leaps and bounds.
Meera's unstinting dedication to help people and dogs makes her stand out amongst her peers.

A trainer is noticed by the way her dog behaves and Meera's training skills can be accounted for in her lovely and well mannered Labrador, Mili."

- Shirin Merchant - India's Pioneer Canine Behaviourist and Trainer.