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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Puppy Selection:


Your puppy is going to share many happy years with you, so be careful in choosing wisely. Don’t choose your puppy simply on impulse because he came to you wagging his tail, jumping on you, licking your face.

“Having a well behaved dog begins with selecting the right dog”

Puppy selection requires a little bit of home work.  Which breed, what size, long coat or short coat are decisions which are going to influence your selection.  

Dogs are a long-term investment, so take your time and give some careful thought to your selection. We tend to get carried away with popular breeds and a happy looking pup. Understanding its health, its temperament is as important. Any hasty decision can lead to discrepancies in expectations.

Happytails, understands the need for the right puppy for the right home. We offer the following services in Pet Selection:

"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.