Professional Dog Trainer & Behaviourist

Pet Selection

Pre-pet Counselling

Obedience Training

Behaviour Modification

Refresher Training Sessions

Puppy Day Care

Boarding Facilities

FAQs

© HAPPYTAILS 2014

Obedience Training:


Do you dismiss training because you think it’s an unnecessary burden on you time, or it may cost too much ...

Try answering the following set of questions:

A) How much did it cost you to acquire your puppy?

How much did you spend on things fancy as well as necessary, items like a leash and collar, a bed, toys, chew bones etc?

B) How much do you spend on special foods, veterinary care?

To put things in perspective, ask yourself another set of questions

1) How much do you spend on your new pair of shoes (to replace the chewed up ones), bed covers, clothes for each family member, after getting your puppy home?

2) What did your repairing work on chewed up furniture, sofa covers, scratched doors cost you?

Compare answers to the two sets of questions ........ Surprised ???

Rules are important for everyone and then they should be important for your pet too, who is a part of our family. Just as we pamper our pets with fancy items, do we forget the basic essential need for them to become a socially acceptable part of our lives, namely, their education.

A pup moves away from his family at a very early age, to a new place, new people, NEW RULES set by HUMANS. Just as we wouldn’t expect mature behaviour from a five year old child, the same reasoning applies to puppies as well.

Being a pet parent makes you responsible for teaching your puppy some basic responses like sit, stay, come etc. You are also responsible for teaching him social manners, like how to interact with people, young children, other animals.

The problem is, being animal, puppies have a mind of their own, sometimes they find other things more fascinating than you, and sometimes they just don’t want to listen. With proper and professional guidance you can save your puppy from being a problem dog redirecting and channelising his energies and emotions to becoming a socially well adjusted pet and member of the family.  

When do we step in?

Adult dog or a young puppy, Happytails is here help you train your pet.

Basic Obedience covers basic commands. The expected time period is 5 to 10 sessions. We only undertake training at your residence. Also, we use ONLY positive training methods which are completely reward based.

Contact us a for a quick consultation.

"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.